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April 22, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) The Supreme Court today issued a decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action upholding Michigan’s Proposal 2, a 2006 amendment to the state constitution that banned race- and gender-based affirmative action in public university admissions.

April 21, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) submitted an amicus brief to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Reaching Souls International Inc., et al. v. Sebelius.

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A coach in Birmingham, Alabama, Roderick Jackson was not afraid to speak his mind. When he witnessed the inferior practice and game conditions provided for his girls’ high school basketball team, compared to those provided for the boys, he complained to school administrators, calling it as he saw it: unfair sex discrimination.

In response to a complaint filed by the National Women’s Law Center, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights found that girls in the Deer Valley Unified School District (AZ), the Wake County (NC) Public Schools, Columbus (OH) City Schools, the Houston Independent School District and the Irvine Unified School District (CA) are underrepresented in athletics programs.

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Last week, a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made three key recommendations for reducing sexual assault on college campuses. We applaud the Senators for putting forward three concrete recommendations that will make a real difference, not just for survivors, but for all students on college campuses.

If you had any doubt that the new health care law is helping women and their families get health insurance – and given the Chicken Little-level hysteria that seems to still affect critics of the new law, you can be forgiven for harboring a few doubts – a new survey released yesterday should calm those fears. 

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