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US Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Ruling: Supporters and Detractors React

July 21, 2014

“These and other closely held companies will now have a license to harm their female employees in the name of the companies religion and ignore the religious, the moral and the practical considerations of the women themselves,” said Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women’s Law Center.

The Guardian

U.S. Justices Uphold Firms' Religious Objections to Contraception

July 21, 2014

"Bosses should stick to what they know best - the board room and the bottom line - and stay out of the bedroom and doctors' offices," said Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women's Law Center.

Reuters

A Push to Give Steadier Shifts to Part-Timers

July 15, 2014

A national campaign — the Fair Workweek Initiative — is pushing for legislation to restrict these practices in places including Milwaukee, New York and Santa Clara, Calif. The effort includes the National Women’s Law Center, the United Food and Commercial Workers union and the Retail Action Project, a New York workers’ group.

The New York Times

The Hobby Lobby Backlash Hits Whole Foods

July 9, 2014

“Even though the companies before the Court objected to only some forms of contraceptives, the majority opinion’s analysis could be read to apply to all contraceptives,” says Gretchen Borchelt, Senior Counsel for the National Women’s Law Center.

The Daily Beast

Claire McCaskill Finds Colleges Failing on Sexual Assaults

July 9, 2014

Colleges and universities across the nation are violating federal law by failing to investigate sexual assaults on campus, according to a report released Wednesday by Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Politico

Why Being Pregnant May Hurt Your Mortgage Application

July 9, 2014

At the heart of the issue may be some deeply held stereotypes about women, work and motherhood. While the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed 35 years ago, discrimination against would-be moms still persists, according to the National Women’s Law Center.

CBS

Dems Strike Back on Hobby Lobby Case With ‘Not My Boss’s Business Act’

July 9, 2014

Democratic Sens. Patty Murray and Mark Udall fought back today against the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling with plans for legislation intended to restore the contraceptive coverage requirement under the Affordable Care Act.

ABC News

Senate Dems Prep Contraception Legislation

July 9, 2014

Murray will host a press conference this morning to unveil her bill, standing alongside Sens. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), and Mark Udall (D-Colo.); Reps.

MSNBC

Supreme Court Takes Up UPS Pregnancy Discrimination Case

July 9, 2014

Want to learn more? Young’s story is one of eight told in a compelling report, “It shouldn’t be a heavy lift: fair treatment for pregnant workers” put out last year by the National Women’s Law Center and A Better Balance.

Forbes

Delaware Law Would Protect Pregnant Employees From Discrimination

July 7, 2014

A report released last summer by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) demonstrates that many pregnant women are not given even basic accommodations during pregnancy, and many pregnant workers-especially those in lower-paying jobs or jobs traditionally held by men-are fired or forced to take unpaid leave when they request these adjustments.

Ms. Magazine