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Bill Introduced to Ban Discrimination against GLBT Jurors

Lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate recently introduced bills banning discrimination against prospective jurors based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Last year, an American Independent investigation revealed numerous instances of likely discrimination against LGBT jurors in both state and federal courts.

Bill to ban discrimination against LGBT jurors will likely die without...

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee doesn’t plan to give a hearing to a bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in federal jury service, his spokesperson said this week.

DeGette to Congress on birth control: ‘This is 2012, not the...

Colorado First District Congresswoman Diana DeGette launched her "Women's Health Wednesdays" series on the floor of the House today with a speech celebrating the beneficial nature of birth control as both family planning and preventive health tool. "I would like to kick off this first Women’s Health Wednesday by reminding everyone this is 2012, not the Dark Ages," she said.