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Civil Rights

Federal Court Strikes Down ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Restriction

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:43 AM April 17, 2014
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Judge Daniel Hovland calls North Dakota’s ban on abortion at six weeks “a blatant violation of the constitutional guarantees afforded to all women.”

Health

Top Medical Journal: Same-Sex Marriage Makes Families Healthier

by David Badash ● 9:49 AM April 15, 2014
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There’s no need for intricate science here — although the article includes research from several studies — it’s just common sense, at least to marriage equality supporters.

Actions

Chase Refuses To Process Payments For Condoms

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:02 PM March 27, 2014
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I have a sincere moral objection to executions. Can I stop paying my federal taxes?

Families

Ohio Gay Couple Unable To Buy ‘Obamacare’ Insurance Files Suit

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:10 PM February 24, 2014
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An Ohio gay couple with an adopted daughter was refused coverage in an ACA healthcare insurance plan because Ohio does not recognize their New York marriage.

Healthcare

Justice Sotomayor Stays Obamacare’s Contraception Mandate

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:20 AM January 1, 2014
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Just before she dropped the ball in Times Square, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor dropped a bomb on the roll out of Obamacare.

DOMA

14 LGBT Resolutions for 2014

by Guest Author ● 2:07 PM December 31, 2013
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Editor’s note – this guest post comes from Anna Aagenes, Executive Director of GO! (Generation Out) Athletes, and was originally posted on her website. My thanks to Anna for allowing us to share her wise words here.

Healthcare

Just In Time For Christmas. An Obamacare Video Sure To Make Republicans Squeal!

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:44 AM December 20, 2013
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Never before has a government program been advertised by dancing and prancing scantily clad gay men. Have a peek…

Healthcare

Pro-Choice Legislators Finally Go On Offense To Protect Abortion Rights

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:26 PM November 15, 2013
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Senator Richard Blumenthal has introduced the “Women’s Health Protection Act of 2013″ aimed at curtailing the assault on women’s reproductive rights.

Actions

Thank You, Congressman Ribble, From Nine Million Women And Their Babies

by Guest Author ● 2:14 PM October 23, 2013
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Guest author Lon Newman, president of Wisconsin’s Family Planning Health Services, asked two GOP congressman for help when the shutdown threatened the WIC program that supplies milk and fresh produce to children and pregnant women. He got two very different reactions.

Healthcare

Ohio Opts In To Obamacare – Approves Expansion Of Medicaid

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:56 PM October 21, 2013
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Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich has done an end run around his recalcitrant legislature and found a way to expand Ohio’s Medicaid coverage under Obamacare.

Healthcare

Indiana Sues To Stop Obamacare Premium Assistance

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:05 PM October 10, 2013
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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has filed a lawsuit seeking to end financial subsidies for people buying healthcare insurance through Obamacare.

Healthcare

On Our Radar – Carl Sciortino – The Supreme Court’s Rainbow Connection

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:08 AM October 6, 2013
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A Massachusetts law written by a gay state legislator will come under the scrutiny of the Supreme Court this term. Today Rep. Carl Sciortino and his “selective exclusion” law, are On Our Radar.

Farce

Do You Hate Obamacare But Love The Affordable Care Act? Jimmy Kimmel Asks America

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:37 PM October 1, 2013
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VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel sent a camera crew into the streets to ask Americans if they prefer Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. You’ll laugh til you cry.

Healthcare

LGBT And Need Health Insurance? Need Help Paying For It? Here’s What To Do Now

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:04 AM October 1, 2013
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The new Affordable Care Act Healthcare Insurance Marketplace is open, and LGBT applicants cannot be turned away or charged more. Here’s how you can get Obamacare.