June Medical Services: A Precarious Victory

After yesterday’s fractured opinion, legislatures will continue passing ever-more restrictive laws, and states will press hard to get them back in front of this unsettled Supreme Court.

June Medical Services presented the Court with a second bite at the apple. Louisiana couldn’t get Roberts to bite this time. But there’s a lot of the apples in the tree, and it only takes one.

‘Child Care Is Essential Act’ Provides Needed Relief to Parents and Care Workers

The Child Care is Essential Act would create a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization Fund to help child care centers remain open and operating through the pandemic, as well attempt to repair the nation’s broken child care system for the 21.5 million workers with a child under the age of six. Providing funding for child care would help to alleviate unemployment inequalities that disproportionately affect women of color. To enable moms return to the workforce, child care centers must be given the necessary funding to remain afloat.

LGBTQ Progress Started in the Streets—Not the Courts

While Obergefell v. Hodges represented an indisputable victory for LGBTQ legal rights in the U.S., it’s important to consider that for any marginalized group, progress doesn’t come just through acceptance by legal institutions—and acceptance by legal institutions doesn’t necessarily translate to cultural acceptance. In fact, a lot of the progress that our community has fought viciously for happened outside of courtrooms. It happened in the streets.