NPO in the media

August 26, 2016. Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginia, “Nelson: On National Women’s Equality Day, parental inequality persists,” By Chris Nelson (National Parents Organization of Virginia)

National Women’s Equality Day, celebrated annually Aug. 26, was established in 1971 to honor the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote.

While equality for women is celebrated in this country, there are still some areas plagued with inequality. In this era of converging of gender roles, it may be surprising to learn one of those areas where inequality persists is in our family courts.

Unless they’ve been exposed to the family court system, most people are unaware a problem even exists. In fact, many people, including many of our legislators, don’t realize that the system is broken. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.

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