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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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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

The greatest number of Medal of Honor recipients are from the American Civil War—including the only woman to date to receive the honor, Dr. Mary E. Walker. Join us during Women’s History Month, as we explore history’s memory of this controversial figure.

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12 Female Firsts from American History for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month has been observed since the 1980s as a way to highlight the contributions of women to society over the years. Let’s do just that with HeinOnline’s Women and the Law database by taking a look at some of the most notable “female firsts” in U.S. history.

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4 Simple Ways to Research the Women’s Suffrage Centennial

To celebrate the political progress of American women over the past century, let’s take a look at where it all began. Join HeinOnline as we outline four ways to research the women’s suffrage movement and the 19th Amendment.

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Pride and Prejudice: Researching Stonewall and LGBT Rights

The Stonewall Riots launched an international phenomenon that continues to grow as LGBT rights are increasingly recognized across the globe. As Pride Month comes to a close, join HeinOnline in exploring its origins and the development of LGBT rights in the United States.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: Susan B. Anthony and Women’s Suffrage

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series with a consideration of Susan B. Anthony, her trial, and women’s suffrage in general. Join us each month to explore notable events in U.S. history with the primary sources themselves.

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“Heartbeat Bills” and the Push to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Several states have passed “heartbeat bills,” prohibiting abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy. Their goal is to push the boundaries of Roe v. Wade, bringing the issue back to the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark case. Learn more about Roe v. Wade and abortion legislation in this blog post.

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What It Means in HeinOnline

Women’s History Month is celebrated in March every year around the world to honor the vital role of women in history. To commemorate this celebration, let’s take a look at the women who have paved the way for today’s generation, inspiring us to fight for equality.