Jimmy Carter, our most outwardly religious president, gently remindied summiteers of St. Paul’s teaching that there is “no difference between people in the eyes of God.”
Puerto Rico’s status is impossible to reconcile with the principles of democracy and equality our nation strives to uphold at home and promotes abroad.
There are no federal laws in place that protect American workers from workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Every 21 minutes another member of the U.S. military is sexually assaulted according to the DOD’s 2012 report.
That Puerto Rican statehood would costs billions of dollars is enough for fiscal conservatives to consider the case closed. Liberals might still consider the matter if statehood could do Puerto Rico good. It does not.
The issue of statehood for Puerto Rico is not economic; it’s a civil rights matter.
It now appears to be standard agency protocol to employ tasing, shooting and beating against unarmed civilians.
Like women around the world, U.S. women still aren’t equal in the workplace.
The United Nations estimates that at least 125 million women and girls have suffered female genital mutilation (FGM) in Africa and the Middle East since 1989.
From Kakuma to Malaysia to Liberia to the United States, the girls I’ve met want to have a voice in their communities and countries.