Stories tagged: "US Supreme Court"

On the anniversary of John McCain's thumbs down on Affordable Care Act repeal, lawmakers warn the health care law is still in peril.
Three Years After McCain’s Thumbs Down, Lawmakers Call for Protection of Affordable Care Act

On the anniversary of McCain's vote, state and federal lawmakers warn that the ACA is still in peril as US Supreme Court weighs law's fate.

The Supreme Court's latest decision is a win, but many NC lawmakers remain hostile to abortion rights, a Planned Parenthood rep says.
Supreme Court’s Ruling a Win, But NC Lawmakers Are Still Hostile to Abortion Rights

Supreme Court decision a win for women’s health advocates, but lawmakers in nearly every state, including NC, introduced 300+ anti-abortion bills last year.

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NC LGBTQ Leader on Supreme Court Ruling: ‘I Was Nothing Short of Floored’

The leader of Equality NC says the US Supreme Court got it right in its workplace protection ruling, but there’s much work to be done still in NC.

The late Aimee Stephens, seated, and her wife Donna Stephens, in pink, listen during a news conference outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Aimee Stephens lost her job when she told Thomas Rost, owner of the Detroit-area R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, that she had struggled with gender identity issues almost her whole life. Chase Strangio, listening at right, is an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who will be argues in the Harris Funeral Homes case on behalf of Aimee Stephens. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Why the Supreme Court Ruling on LGBTQ Workplace Protections Is a ‘Watershed Moment’

Two of the US Supreme Court’s most conservative justices joined with liberals to rule that federal laws protect LGBTQ employees.