August 1, 2012

Senate Republicans block pay equity bill

Democrats attempted to pass a bill that was designed to ensure that women will not face pay discrimination. The bill was blocked Tuesday by Republicans who complained that the bill was politically inspired and would reward trial lawyers at the expense of employers. The bill, which Democrats said would close loopholes in the 1963 Equal Pay Act, would require employers to prove that differences in pay were related to job performance, not gender; would prevent […]
July 28, 2010

Argentina Legalizes Same Sex Marriage

On June 15, 2010, Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize same sex marriage.  The movement toward the legalization of same-sex marriage began last year when a judge in Buenos Aires ruled that a ban on same-sex marriage was illegal, paving the way for such marriages in the capital of Argentina.  After much debate, including 14 hours on the Senate floor on June 14th, the country has taken the plunge toward a pro-gay […]