Gay Marriage Helps Families

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has introduced a bill that would repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which bans same-sex marriage. It would also give married gay couples the same federal benefits as straight couples. We’ll likely hear the usual response from the DOMA crowd: Gay marriage hurts families. Actually, gay marriage helps them. Without […]

A Woman’s Place Is…

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For the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day next week, the poverty-fighting group CARE is releasing a brief titled “The Top 10 Myths about Women.” For each myth, CARE will honor a “myth-buster” who did something remarkable to dispel that particular piece of sexist folklore during the last 100 years. Myths on the list include: […]

What Abusers and “Pro-Family” Conservatives Have in Common

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Birth control sabotage has been revealed to be a common form of partner abuse. In a report released earlier this week by the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 25 percent of women callers to the hot line, who voluntarily answered questions about birth control and pressure to get pregnant in their relationships, reported some form of […]