Women's Rights

New: 2 Michigan Dems push for federal family leave changes

Updated, 1:33 p.m. 11/14/19 with comments from Rep. Levin Married couples who work for the same employer may be restricted in the amount of time...

Buoyed by Virginia’s blue wave, Congress renews push for Equal Rights...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House advanced a resolution on Wednesday that aims to ease the ratification of a Constitutional amendment that would ensure equality...

Dems slam Shirkey’s comparison of abortion to slavery as ‘out of...

Democratic lawmakers are hitting back at the “unfortunate remarks” made by state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) last week comparing abortion to slavery.  Speaking...

Susan J. Demas: When it comes to Trump, the brazenness is...

President Donald Trump will almost certainly be impeached — it's now just a matter of narrowing down the list of high crimes and misdemeanors...

Shirkey offers no apology for comparing abortion to slavery in radio...

In a recent radio interview, Michigan’s Senate GOP leader compared the “scourge” of abortion to slavery – and he’s not backing down from the comparison. Senate...

MLPP President Jacobs among Women’s Hall of Fame inductees

Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP) President and CEO Gilda Jacobs is among those who will be indicted into Michigan's HERstory Women's Hall of...

One MSU trustee is not enough: Sexual abuse advocates call on...

Updated, 12:34 p.m. with comments from Gov. Whitmer's office. Legacy members, eight-year terms and those standing in the way of justice have to go, say...

Report: Michigan vaults to the 6th-best state for women in office

In 2018, Michigan racked up national headlines for electing three women to top statewide offices: Gretchen Whitmer as governor, Dana Nessel as attorney general...

Gov. backs Reproductive Health Act to repeal anti-abortion laws

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday announced a legislative package to repeal current restrictive reproductive health statutes and add more protections for women’s health.  “When it...

Former MSU president headed to trial, university trustee resigns over transparency...

The Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal continues to roil Michigan State University. Former MSU President Lou Anna Simon was ordered Monday to stand trial...

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