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Painting of Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay

January 11, 2017 marked 15 years since the opening of the detention center at the Guantanamo Bay Prison. The prison, opened by President George W. Bush, was constructed to hold suspected terrorists and enemy combatants captured by U.S. forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere as part of the “War on Terror.” In the 15 years since the prison’s opening, 775 detainees have passed through its walls, many without being told what they were accused of or when they would be released.

During his first week in office, President Obama signed an...

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supreme court

It has been 44 years since the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade  on January 22, 1973, which recognized that the constitutional rights to privacy and liberty protect a woman’s right to choose whether to have an abortion. The landmark decision greatly impacted reproductive rights, ensuring women could assert autonomy over their bodies through healthcare decisions. The legacy that Roe v. Wade leads is one of positive change: the right to make personal decisions – especially those about reproductive health – is essential...

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Tell your Senators: Oppose Jeff Sessions' Nomination

When President-elect Trump nominated Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be the next U.S. Attorney General, we carefully examined the Senator’s long record in public life. As the nation’s top law enforcement officer, the Attorney General wields great influence over many policy areas of key importance to the Reform Movement, including civil rights, religious freedom, women’s rights, LGBTQ equality and immigration.

In a statement in advance of this week’s confirmation hearings,...

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Many significant advancements for LGBTQ equality have been made in the past few years, from all three branches of government. To name just three: the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision in 2015; President Obama’s executive order protecting LGBTQ federal contract workers from discrimination in employment; and Congress adopted the...

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