House votes to end deadline for states to ratify the ERA

WASHINGTON-The House voted Thursday to remove the deadline for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA states that the “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any…

House Democrats launch effort to strengthen equal pay law

WASHINGTON – House Democrats on Wednesday introduced legislation to strengthen a decade-old equal pay law to ensure women are paid the same as men for the same jobs. The bill has the support of every Democrat in the House, according…

A Look at the D.C. Women’s March 2019: Photo Gallery
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Moments from #CancelKavanaugh

WASHINGTON – As the Senate prepared to vote on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, protesters marched in the nation’s capital Thursday to voice their anger over what they considered the injustice of a man accused of…

Ahead of Senate vote, thousands march against Kavanaugh confirmation

WASHINGTON – “Say it loud, say it clear, Kavanaugh is not welcome here,” protesters chanted as they marched Thursday in withering heat along Constitution Avenue from the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse to the Supreme Court. Hundreds of sexual assault and…

Surprise! The Equal Rights Amendment is back

The Equal Rights Amendment is making a surprising come-back, with a new campaign to promote its ratification in Virginia.

‘#MeToo’ movement could buoy success for Maryland bills

A bill that would end parental rights of rapists passed both houses of the Maryland General Assembly on Tuesday — among the most visible initiatives in Annapolis echoing a cultural shift in attitudes nationwide toward sexual assault and women’s rights.

Gallery: Women’s March on Washington 2018

WASHINGTON – Thousands of women and men marched on the nation’s capital on Jan. 20 to mark the first anniversary of the massive march staged on Jan. 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as president. The photographer, Julia…

March for black women part of racial justice protest

Saturday’s March for Racial Justice here on the National Mall will include a march for black women to highlight specific issues that impact black women and to underscore their role in making social change.

Maryland lawmaker revives drive for equal rights for women in Constitution

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s presidency has inspired Democratic lawmakers to re-introduce legislation that would ensure equal rights for women in the U.S. Constitution. Days before participating in the Women’s March on Washington with several female family members, Sen. Ben Cardin,…