Violence Against Women Act

Violence Against Women Act

LGBT Erasure from 2020 Census: ‘This is an Assault’

National
According to the Census Bureau, the 2020 census will not include questions related to sexual orientation or identity. ...
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Washington State Ballot Initiative Restricting Restroom Access Would Put $4.5 Billion in Federal Funding At Risk

Washington Won't Discriminate
Local
The study analyzes the potential fiscal impact on Washington as a result of conflicts between Initiative 1515 and seven federal laws. ...
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EU: Unreported Violence Against Women Masks Major Issues

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On March 5, 2014 FRA will present the results of its violence against women survey on gender-based violence at a high-level conference in Brussels. ...
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Murray: ‘The Truth is This is About Contraception’

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The brief filed by Senator Murray and her colleagues provides an authoritative account of the legislative history and intent underlying the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ...
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Roe v. Wade Turns 41, Women Still Defending Their Bodies

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U.S. Senator Patty Murray released a statement on the 41st anniversary of the historic Supreme Court Decision to constitutionally guarantee access to safe and legal reproductive choice in the United States. ...
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Murray and Ayotte Deliver Final Defense Bill

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Senators Murray and Ayotte have worked for much of the year to advance legislation to prevent sexual assaults in the military. ...
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Murray on Abortion Ban: ‘It’s Going Nowhere’

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The floor speeches came just before Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced an abortion ban that is being championed by right-wing special interest groups as part of their nationwide campaign to restrict women’s health care access. ...
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Murray on Robbing ‘Women of Access to Health Care’

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The Republican continuing resolution bill passed early Sunday morning specifically targets women’s preventive health care, allowing an employer or insurer – for virtually any reason – to deny coverage for birth control, annual checkups, screening for gestational diabetes, HPV testing, STD counseling, HIV screening and counseling, breastfeeding supplies and counseling, and screening and counseling for domestic violence. ...
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Hagel’s New Measures to Protect Our Nation’s Heroes

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Thursday, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced a series of measures aimed at preventing sexual assault in the armed forces. ...
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Murray and Ayotte Introduce Military Sexual Assault Bill

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According to DoD estimates, there were about 19,000 cases of military sexual assault in 2011 alone. ...
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