Progress in the Silver State

Too bad every day isn’t my daughter’s birthday when it comes to the Nevada Legislature. On Thursday, as legislators feel the tick-tock of the session clock run down, a string of progressive bills were approved by their second house (Assembly or Senate) today! Most notably: A big step for marriage equality: Senate Joint Resolution 13…

Feminist Bill of Rights

In honor of the Fourth of July*, and because these days the 19th Amendment and the promise of the ERA are not enough, I present to you The Sin City Siren’s version of a Feminist Bill of Rights (loosely based on the actual Bill of Rights): If the First Amendment guarantees us the freedoms of…

A look back at pre-Title IX days

Today’s post is part of the National Women’s Law Center blog carnival celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, landmark legislation passed in 1972 that gender equity in every educational program that receives federal funding. Indeed, while Title IX is more famous for requiring gender parity in sports programs, it has several benchmarks of equity,…