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Each June, we observe Pride Month and take time to celebrate the many important victories won for LGBTQ people in the United States. We also reflect on the long road to winning those battles, and the ongoing fights for nationwide employment protection, discrimination protection in public accommodations, and full equality for transgender people.

However, as we strive for the more complete inclusion of LGBTQ people in American society, we must also remember equality for all is not limited by borders. Like the United States, other countries...

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paycheck for 87 cents

On average, full-time working women are paid 80 percent of what men are paid, and for women of color, the wage gap is even greater. The data are clear: women with the same education and same work experience as their male counterparts are still paid less for the same work. And, once a woman faces wage disparity, recouping those losses may not be possible. The pay gap is just one example of pervasive gender...

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Over the past several weeks, action on the federal level has brought about new challenges and new opportunities in the ongoing struggle to ensure equal access to the ballot. As the Trump administration has sought to further advance the myth of widespread voter fraud, the Supreme Court has issued new rulings that overturn voting restrictions and other changes that disproportionately impacted minority voters.

On May 11, President Trump signed an executive...

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World leaders at G7 Summit

May 27 marked the conclusion of the 43rd Group of 7 (G7) Summit. The Summit, hosted in Sicily, Italy, was a gathering of leaders from seven nations – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States – plus the European Union. At its core, the G7 is a space for the leaders of the world’s most powerful and developed nations to dialogue informally about the world’s most pressing issues and to devise strategies to address them.

Among other topics, the representatives discussed trade, security and migration. A major...

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On April 25, Representative Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania introduced a resolution, H. Res. 276, to support education about the Holocaust in public schools across the country. Eight states already have laws on the books that mandate Holocaust education in public schools: Florida, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, California, Rhode Island, Michigan and Indiana. Several other states have laws...

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