Tuesday's Supreme Court hearing will be the dramatic culmination of several cases from four states: Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee . It's a weaving together of very different personal stories. In Michigan, April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse want the protections that marriage … [Read more...] about Same-sex marriage in US: Equality through the courts?
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The first International Women's Day was held in 1911 as a way to attract attention to the cause of gender equality. In the nearly 100 years since the day's inception, the women's rights movement has made significant inroads. In 1919 at the International Conference of Working … [Read more...] about Chronology of women’s rights from Clara Zetkin to Angela Merkel
Even before she sits down, Milagros Rios starts to weep. She takes some tissues from the box on her desk to dry her eyes. In front of her lies the new school curriculum manual, which the Peruvian government sent out to all schools at the beginning of the new academic year. To her … [Read more...] about In Peru, sexual equality is a controversial issue
San Francisco, of course, was a hotbed in the struggle for lesbian and gay liberation during the 1970s and beyond. And it's showing its true colors once again. In the Castro district, likely the largest gay neighborhood in the United States, a huge, colorful rainbow flag waves … [Read more...] about Marriage as a civil right in the US
DW: While there is an abundance of academic literature on the presidency as well as women in politics, the history of female presidential candidates has been overlooked so far. Why is that? Ellen Fitzpatrick: There's a wide selection of literature on women and politics in the … [Read more...] about Clinton more experienced than any other female presidential candidate in US history, says historian Ellen Fitzpatrick