Civil Rights & Social Justice

‘That could be any of us’: Senate Dems propose $10M safety grant program for...

"Event after event has unfolded across our commonwealth," one of the proposal's backers said. "We have to act on this."

With Title IX under fire, Pa.’s anti-discrimination law may provide an alternative remedy |...

Sometimes all it takes is one brave victim to fight back to benefit all of us by giving the Courts an opportunity to clarify and enforce protections.

State legislators want a guaranteed opportunity to defend laws against court challenges

The bill, which passed the House in May on a near-party line vote, would let leadership in the General Assembly grant lawmakers standing in court to defend the constitutionality of laws — a decision usually handled by a judge.

Protesters target Michigan operation of Pennsylvania anti-abortion group

By Derek RobertsonA Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit is blanketing this week’s Mackinac Policy Conference with accusations that a family planning group opposed to abortion is misusing state taxpayer dollars.The nonprofit Equity Forward is accusing that...

Census 2020: Why some Pa. lawmakers say the state’s inmates should be counted at...

In the lead up to 2020 census, General Assembly lawmakers have their eyes on a small but potentially important change to state law — counting incarcerated people at their homes, not at the prisons where they're serving their time.

It’s still hard for women who report sexual harassment. Here’s how #MeToo is changing...

By chance, a sociologist started an experiment the day sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein became public. As the #MeToo movement gained steam, people's responses changed.

Abortion rights allies rally in Harrisburg, across the country in reaction to restrictive laws

About 60 abortion right advocates rallied outside the Pennsylvania Capitol on Tuesday in response to a wave of state laws that some see as a part of a concerted attempt to ban the procedure...

This Pa. woman remembers a time when abortion was illegal: ‘We’re not going back’...

It's also a world that Jessica Marquez-Gates, of Cumberland County, Pa., thought she left behind a long time ago.

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, iconic Philly journalist Mark Segal looks...

Pa. shouldn't be the state, the founder of the Philadelphia Gay News said Monday, "where you can get married, but be refused the honeymoon suite."