Monday, October 19, 2009

Abortion: California Parental Notification Ballot Initiative Filed: Feminist Majority Foundation Weekly News Digest

October 19, 2009
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Oct 16 2009
LA Judge Denies Marriage License to Interracial Couple
A Louisiana Justice of the Peace refused to grant an interracial couple a marriage license yesterday on the grounds that their children might suffer from lack of acceptance...
Oct 15 2009
Celebrated Journalist Nan Robertson Dies
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nan Robertson died of heart failure on October 13 at a nursing home in Rockville, Maryland...
Oct 14 2009
California Parental Notification Ballot Initiative Filed
A proposed ballot initiative seeking a California constitutional amendment requiring parental notification and a 48-hour waiting period before a minor can obtain an abortion was filed yesterday at the California Attorney General's Office...
Oct 13 2009
California Gay Rights Bills Signed
Gay rights advocates are commending two bills signed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday, one creating a state day of recognition for the late activist Harvey Milk and one granting the rights of marriage to same-sex couples who legally wed in other states...
Oct 12 2009
Thousands of Gay Rights Supporters March in DC
Tens of thousands marched yesterday from the White House to the nation's Capital at the National Equality March in Washington, DC, in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights. March spokesman Phil Siegal, estimated the crowd at "more than 150,000"


Oct 16 2009 - National Women's History Bill Passes House

Oct 16 2009 - CA Judge Rejects Petition to Dismiss Constitutional Challenge to Proposition 8

Oct 15 2009 - UN Human Rights Council Adopts "Traditional Rights" Resolution

Oct 14 2009 - Kuwaiti Lawmaker Intends to Overturn Sharia Mandates in Election Law

Oct 14 2009 - Report Indicates Worldwide Unsafe Abortion Rate Still High

Oct 14 2009 - Woman Fired for Being Transgender

Oct 13 2009 - FMF Hosts Women of Color Conference at Spelman College

Oct 13 2009 - Pelosi Responds to Sexist GOP Statement

Oct 13 2009 - Chicago Passes Clinic Buffer Zone Law
Oct 12 2009 - First Women Awarded Nobel in Economics
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