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June 4, 2018

Supreme Court Case Declined to Rule that Religious Views of Business Owners Provide a Broad License to Discriminate

(Washington, D.C.) The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. In its decision, the Court did not accept the invitation to announce that businesses may discriminate against LGBTQ individuals but

May 24, 2018

Senate Vote is a Missed Opportunity to Ensure Strong Reforms Dealing with Sexual Harassment Committed by Members of Congress

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the United States Senate passed a bipartisan bill to address sexual harassment in Congress. The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Today

May 23, 2018

Mothers Lose $16,000 Annually to the Wage Gap, NWLC Analysis Shows

Wage gap data released in advance of Mother’s Equal Pay Day (Washington, D.C.) While women in the U.S. who work full time, year round are typically paid just 80 cents for every dollar paid to their

May 22, 2018

TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund Provides Financial Support for Low-Wage Women Workers Filing Sexual Harassment Charges Against McDonald’s

(Washington, D.C.) In the last several days, with the financial support of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, women working in low-wage jobs at McDonald’s restaurants in nine cities across the country filed sexual harassment charges

May 21, 2018

The Supreme Court’s Decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis et al Deals a Blow to Women in the Workplace

(Washington, D.C.) Today, in a major blow to women’s ability to collectively enforce their rights at work, the Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 decision that forced individual employee arbitrations do not violate the National Labor

May 18, 2018

NWLC Reacts to Administration’s Plan to Restrict Title X Family Planning Program

(Washington, D.C) Today, the Trump-Pence Administration is expected to announce damaging restrictions on the Title X family planning program, limiting Title X-funded health centers from referring patients for abortion care or providing that care with non-Title

May 16, 2018

TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund Announces Grant Application Program to Stop Workplace Sexual Misconduct against Low-Income Workers

Grants will go to nonprofit organizations that support marginalized and low-income individuals who have experienced workplace sexual harassment (Washington, D.C.) The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund (TULDF) announced a new grant program today, awarding up to

May 10, 2018

NWLC Applauds Announcement of Rep. Barbara Lee as Co-Chair of Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, NWLC President and CEO: “Congresswoman Barbara Lee has been a powerful champion of women’s reproductive rights and health and is a fantastic choice to co-chair the Congressional

May 10, 2018

NWLC Denounces Confirmation of Michael Brennan to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

The following is a statement by Anna Chu, Vice President for Strategy and Policy at the National Women’s Law Center: “The Trump-Pence Administration has been stacking the courts with extreme judges, and next in line is

April 24, 2018

NWLC Decries Confirmation of Kyle Duncan to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement by Anna Chu, Vice President for Policy and Strategy at the National Women’s Law Center: “The Trump-Pence Administration seizes every opportunity to stack the deck against women and LGBTQ individuals

April 24, 2018

Dress Codes Hurt Learning for Black Girls in D.C., New NWLC Report Finds

(Washington, D.C.).  Almost three in four D.C. public high school dress codes say students can be pulled out of class or school for dress code violations—hurting girls’ education and promoting race and sex discrimination, according to

April 20, 2018

The Department of Labor is Expected to Weaken Compensation Protections and Sweep the Wage Gap Under the Rug

(Washington, D.C)  Today the Department of Labor is expected to rescind an Obama Administration policy designed to ensure federal contractors’ compliance with laws against pay discrimination. The policy guided the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs’