This Week: Immigration in the East, France’s Burqa Ban, & more

Georgia passes immigration bill similar to Arizona’s
Los Angeles Times: “Police would be given the power to check the immigration status of ‘criminal’ suspects and many businesses would be required to do the same with potential hires.”

France’s Anti-Muslim Burqa Ban Goes Into Effect
ColorLines: “Veiled women in France now risk facing a fine of €150 ($215) and a citizenship course or up to 4 hours of detainment for donning the Muslim niqab or burqa outside their homes, though not jail time.”

CA Senate Bill Mandates Gay History in Schools
New York Times: “California law already requires schools to cover the contributions to the state and nation of women, African Americans, Mexican Americans, entrepreneurs, Asian Americans, European Americans, American Indians and labor.”

Most Catholic women in U.S. use birth control
Reuters: “Some 98 percent of sexually active Catholic women in the United States have used contraceptive methods banned by the church, research published on Wednesday showed.”

Idaho Governor Signs 20 Week Abortion Ban Into Law Despite A.G.’s Objections
RH Reality Check: “Despite having the state Attorney General advise him that the measure was likely unconstitutional, Idaho Governor “Butch” Otter signed a 20 week abortion ban into law.”

A Lawsuits Unusual Question: Who Is a Man?
New York Times: “An employer fired Mr. Devoureau because it said only a man was allowed to do his job: watching men urinate into plastic cups at a drug treatment center. “

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