women http://ripr.org en Local Reactions To The Hobby Lobby Decision http://ripr.org/post/local-reactions-hobby-lobby-decision <p>Reactions are still coming in to today's U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby (that decision, that the company is not required to cover contraceptives as part of employees' health insurance, can be read <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/13-354_olp1.pdf">here</a>.). Here are a few so far. Keep in mind, more decisions related to this one are expected.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:01:52 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 36015 at http://ripr.org Wage Gap Persists in Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/wage-gap-persists-rhode-island <p></p><p>Tuesday was Pay Equity Day – the day when women’s 2013 earnings equal those of men’s pay for all of 2012. The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island took advantage of the occasion to take stock of the pay equity gap that faces women in the state today.</p><p>Rhode Island’s quarter-of-a-million working women continue to earn substantially less than men. According to data compiled by the Women’s Fund, Rhode Island men earn on average $37,000 a year, compared to $24,000 for women. The gap widens for people with college degrees.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:49:35 +0000 Flo Jonic 13332 at http://ripr.org