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5 Women Who Broke Legal Ground

The legal field was dominated by men until well into the 20th century. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re taking the opportunity to dive into HeinOnline and spotlight five women who broke down barriers and became trailblazers for women in law.

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The Controversy Surrounding Laws Affecting the Transgender Community

From laws preventing mention of gender identity or sexual orientation in classrooms, to proposals to ban gender-affirming care for youth, to even prohibiting drag shows, there are laws cropping up designed to restrict trans rights across the country.

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Ball-hers: The History of Women’s Basketball

In honor of March Madness and Women’s History Month, we’re using HeinOnline, and especially our Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment (BLASE) database, to alley-oop into the fascinating history of women’s basketball.

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Celebrating 4 Unsung Heroines for Women’s History Month

Many of us know the names of Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Harriet Tubman, but there are countless other women who have played significant roles in advancing women’s rights and social status throughout history.

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Gender Dysphoria Recognized as an ADA Disability

Based on a recent ruling on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, gender dysphoria is protected by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Let’s dive into this case, Williams v. Kincaid, and its implications with the help of HeinOnline.

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50 Years of Precedent: Will Roe v. Wade Be Overturned?

On Monday, in an unprecedented leak from the U.S. Supreme Court, Politico released a draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion that would rescind Roe v. Wade, ending 50 years of abortion protection at the federal level. What does this mean?

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Why the ERA Is TBD

Join us as we use the extensive resources within HeinOnline, including our Women and the Law (Peggy) database, to explore the history of the ERA and where it stands today—just in time for Women’s History Month.

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7 Milestone Moments in the Fight for Women’s Rights

March is Women’s History Month, but the fight for gender equality in the United States is ongoing. While we continue to work towards a more equitable future, it’s the perfect time to review some milestone moments in the women’s rights movement.

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Same DNA but Born this Way: A Look Back at Transgender History

Although to many the term transgender seems relatively new, its roots can be traced back to ancient civilizations. This Pride month, we’ll take a look at the history of transgender people and how they are impacted by law today.

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