The U.S. Justice Department is asking the Supreme Court of the United States for an emergency halt to the Texas SB 8 law. The law prevents people who are pregnant from obtaining an abortion after six weeks of gestation. Pregnancy is measured from the first day of a person’s last menstrual cycle and before many people realize that they are pregnant.Continue Reading “Justice Department Asks SCOTUS to Halt Texas Abortion Law”
Every Committee requires members who will work on whatever focus the Committee has chosen. One of the first things the January 6th Committee did was select who would be part of it.Continue Reading “Members of the January 6th Committee”
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is tasked with many things regarding housing, rental assistance, and fairness. The Department makes an effort to prevent housing discrimination. They fight for the rights of people who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, and/or parents to not be discriminated against when searching for housing.
This blog post picks up where the previous one left off.Continue Reading “HUD Continues to Fight Housing Discrimination”
The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol is a Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. As you may have guessed, the Committee’s main purpose is to investigate the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol. This committee is also referred to as the “Select Committee”.Continue Reading “The January 6th Committee”
The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy caused harm to veterans.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs posted a VAntage Point blog titled “Tenth anniversary of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. It was written by Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs in the VA’s Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, Kayla Williams. The blog was posted on September 20, 2021, the tenth anniversary of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”.Continue Reading “LGBTQ+ Discharged Vets Can Get Benefits”
U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced that he has filed a lawsuit against the State of Texas to stop unconstitutional Senate Bill 8. It was allowed to become law because the conservative members of the Supreme Court literally did nothing. The result was that Texas was able to make an unconstitutional abortion law go into effect.Continue Reading “U.S. Attorney General Sued Texas Over SB 8”
On August 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education announced that over 323,000 borrowers who have a total and permanent disability (TPD) will receive more than $5.8 billion in automatic student loan discharges due to a new regulation. The change will apply to borrowers who are identified through an existing data match with the Social Security Administration (SSA). It will begin with the September quarterly match with SSA.Continue Reading “U.S. Department of Education Discharges Student Loans”
On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed S.475 into law. A Statement was posted on The White House website that said: S.475, “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act,” which designates Juneteenth National Independence Day as a legal public holiday.Continue Reading “Biden Makes Juneteenth A Legal Public Holiday”
President Biden officially recognized Pride Month in a proclamation titled: “FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration Champions LGBTQ+ Equality and Marks Pride Month”. It was issued on June 1, 2021.
There have been reports that Biden is the first President of the United States to recognize Pride Month, but that’s not accurate. Two of the previous presidents have also officially recognized Pride Month.Continue Reading “President Biden Recognized Pride Month”
Federal protections override state laws that attempt to take away those protections. This means that the anti-trans laws that some states have passed into law are not legal – and can be overturned by the federal government.Continue Reading “Here’s Why Anti-Trans Laws Are Not Legal”