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It's Great That Obama Endorsed Same Sex-Marriage -- But What Now?

President Obama announced his support of same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC. READ MORE

Sarah Seltzer / AlterNet

Birthing Behind Bars: Fighting for Reproductive Justice for Women in Prison

This Mother's Day, take a few minutes to find out how you can help shape a society where no woman ever has to give birth while in shackles and chains. READ MORE

Tina Reynolds, Victoria Law / AlterNet

The Awesome Politics of "the Avengers"

The latest superhero flick foregrounds clean energy and other progressive politics. READ MORE

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / AlterNet

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Sweden Pwns U.S. on Gender by Introducing Gender-Neutral Pronoun

"Hen" will give Swedes an option beyond male and female-marked pronouns. Could the move serve as a model for Americans? READ MORE

By s.e. smith / xojane


Everything You Need to Know About Breasts

Did breasts evolve for lactation or to enhance sex appeal? A new book explores why they matter. READ MORE

By Tracy Clark-Flory / Salon


Are Self-Defense Laws "Whites Only"?

"African Americans are caught," says Rev. William Barber. "On one hand, we fight against stand-your-ground laws, but once the laws are on the books they aren't applied to us." READ MORE

By Lauren Kelley / AlterNet


Sex-Loving Evangelicals: A Ploy to Fill the Pews?

More direct sex talk is a growing trend even among traditional evangelicals, and for several headline-grabbing pastors, it's the focus of their ministries. READ MORE

By Nicole Greenfield / Religion Dispatches


Joe Biden Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

Biden is the highest ranking American official to back marriage for gay and lesbian people. READ MORE

By Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress

Day After Obama Marriage Equality Move, Story Emerges of Teenage Romney Tackling, Cutting Hair of Boy He Believed to Be Gay
By Lauren Kelley | AlterNet


House Responds to Obama Marriage Equality Statement by Moving to Reinforce Homophobic DOMA
By Lauren Kelley | AlterNet


"I Want the Government in my Vagina!" Watch Kate Beckinsale, Judy Greer, and Andrea Savage Brilliantly Mock the Anti-Choice GOP
By Kristen Gwynne | AlterNet


Mamas Day: A Campaign to Honor All the Moms and Caregivers Forgotten by the Mainstream
By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet


"Stand Up, Fight Back!": Dispatches From the Unite Against the War on Women Rallies
By Kristen Schuetz | Ms. Magazine Blog


Arizona's Jan Brewer Bans Funding to Planned Parenthood
By Robin Marty | RH Reality Check


A Re-Re-Reversal: Federal Appeals Court Stops TX From Banning Planned Parenthood From State Health Program
By Joan McCarter | Daily Kos


North Carolina Voters Approve Anti-Gay, Anti-Domestic Partnership Bill
By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet


Wow: Republican Introduces Bill That Actually Protects Abortion
By Robin Marty | RH Reality Check

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