At a town hall in Mesa, Ariz., this past week, high school senior Deja Foxx got her fifteen minutes of fame by asking Republican Senator Jeff Flake a series of loaded questions, attacking him for voting ‘yes’ on the bill signed by the President Trump last week that gives states the ability to redirect their tax dollars to organizations besides Planned Parenthood for family planning services. Foxx began her address to the Senator by attacking him for his “privilege”: I just want to state some facts. I’m a young woman; you’re a middle-aged man. I’m a person of color, and
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, which occurred last October, Planned Parenthood has announced it will be hosting a New York City gala, complete with the presentation of a “Champion of the Century” award to one of its longtime advocates: former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential runner-up Hillary Clinton. According to the abortion giant, Clinton is being honored “for her 40 years of service to women and girls in this country,” though what she accomplished in those 40 years is not specified. However, it’s not difficult to see why Planned Parenthood sees Clinton as worthy of such an honor.
Students in Duquesne University’s Student Government Association are urging the school’s administration to reconsider bringing popular food chain Chick-fil-A to their campus due to the views of the company’s owner on same-sex marriage. In 2012, Chick-fil-A COO Dan T. Cathy voiced his belief in traditional marriage, and later, reports uncovered that the company had donated to several organizations that opposed same-sex marriage. Following the outrage unleashed by the LGBT community, Chick-fil-A released a statement saying that they would no longer contribute to anti-LGBT organizations and would “leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.” However, some
A teen who sued a Virginia school board for the right to use the boys’ bathroom was compared on Friday to civil rights activists by appeals court Judge Andre M. Davis. According to Davis, 17-year-old Gavin Grimm is as much a champion as the Virginia couple that fought to legalize interracial marriage as well as others who, in the same way, “refused to accept quietly the injustices that were perpetrated against them.” In an opinion joined by fellow 4th Circuit Court Judge Henry Floyd, Davis later compared Grimm — who is biologically female but has chosen to identify as male — to Martin
Last April, Target adopted a new nationwide store policy — allowing customers to use any bathroom or changing room corresponding to their “gender identity” — subsequently sparking a huge controversy across the country. While large numbers of liberals and the LGBT community praised the department store chain for its progressive policy, many regular shoppers found the new policy troublesome, citing fears of predators entering the bathrooms which women and young girls used. In response, conservative groups encouraged concerned families to boycott Target stores — and they did, in overwhelming numbers. The Christian non-profit organization American Family Association was among the groups leading protest, insisting that
Rachel Dolezal gained notoriety around the country when issues concerning her racial identity came to light in 2015, while she was serving as the president for an NAACP chapter. Despite being born to two white parents in Montana, Dolezal claimed she was African-American and lived in a teepee with her family — who hunted for food with a bow and arrow — before moving to South Africa. After being exposed by her friends and family for her deception, Dolezal was forced to resign from the NAACP and began writing her book, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black
Last week, the Senate voted to overturn an Obama-era HHS rule which restricted states from directing funds away from Planned Parenthood, moving one step closer to cutting off the abortion giant’s considerable taxpayer funding. The resolution is expected to be signed into law by President Trump within the next few days. Since that vote, several states have seemed to the Senate’s cue, quickly moving to cut their own government funding for Planned Parenthood. Take Pennsylvania, for example, where a newly introduced bill would effectively prevent the state Department of Health from entering into a contract with “any entity that performs abortions that
Following North Carolina’s decision last week to repeal HB2 — referred to in the media as the “bathroom bill” — through the passage of compromise legislation, the NCAA has announced that it will once again allow the state to host collegiate championship games. In a statement released yesterday, the NCAA explained its reasoning — and signaled some reluctancy in returning to the state: “While the new law meets the minimal NCAA requirements, the board remains concerned that some may perceive North Carolina’s moratorium against affording opportunities for communities to extend basic civil rights as a signal that discriminatory behavior is