Title 38 of the U.S. Code bars equal treatment for same-sex spouses — although lawsuits and legislation are pending that would change that. “We can’t tolerate this type of discrimination,” Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki backs her bill to change the law.
“The judicial process should represent our nation’s principles of inclusion and acceptance, and eliminating the discriminatory exclusion of LGBT jurors is a necessary step to meeting that goal,” Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says.
“I am pleased the Veterans’ Committee has built on the landmark progress we’ve seen for marriage equality,” bill sponsor Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says.
“The repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ was a monumental achievement for our military and for our country; however, it did not finish the entire job of ensuring that our gay and lesbian service members and their families are treated equally under the law,” the New Hampshire senator says.
Progressive women want Hillary Clinton to run for president. But if she doesn’t, they say they’ve got bench of other female candidates to choose from. Here are the not-Hillarys that prominent progressive women’s groups are floating (in no particular order.)
The all-female delegation that will take charge of New Hampshire on January 3 is the product of a unique political system. A flawed, but effective model for putting women in positions of power.
Democrats Boxer, Shaheen, Stabenow don’t like Scarborough’s take on contraception. But nobody went on this morning.