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Women are a vital part of the economic and social development of Afghanistan and are essential to building and maintaining a peaceful Afghan society. But Afghan women cannot do it alone. Ask President Karzai to sign this agreement without delay.
“We congratulate Senator Reid on his leadership,” said Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal. “Republicans have been engaging in an egregious abuse of power by systematically blocking presidential nominees to the federal bench and disproportionately affecting the appointment of highly qualified women and people of color.”
Feminists nationwide are celebrating two Supreme Court decisions to uphold marriage equality for same-sex couples. In a narrow 5-4 decision the Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) with Justice Kennedy writing the decision with Justice Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan for the majority. Justice Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Chief Justice… [Continue Reading]
STATEMENT OF ELEANOR SMEAL, PRESIDENT OF THE FEMINIST MAJORITY, DENOUNCING THE SUPREME COURT RULING ON THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT
A slim 5 – 4 majority of the Supreme Court has driven a stake in the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This decision split on political lines with the five Republican-appointed Justices declaring unconstitutional Section 4 and de facto gutting Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act with the four Democrat-appointed Justices… [Continue Reading]