Stephanie Ebbert

Stephanie Ebbert has been a Boston Globe reporter since 1997, covering local news and state politics and documenting some of the most closely watched campaigns in the country, including those of US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown. In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, she shifted her focus to gender issues, documenting women’s political engagement and tracking their status in society, in politics, and in the workplace. A native of Shillington, Pennsylvania, Stephanie graduated from University of Delaware with a degree in English/Journalism. She previously worked for the Reading Eagle-Times, the Harrisburg Patriot-News, and Prevention magazine.

Latest stories

Former judges claim unequal pay, retaliation during Deval Patrick’s tenure

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As the former governor runs for president, Patrick faces the uncomfortable prospect of being deposed in a lawsuit over gender discrimination and retaliation filed by three women he appointed as judges.

In many states, marriage is still a defense against rape

By , Globe Staff

Is it worse to sexually assault a stranger than it is to sexually assault your wife? In many states, the law says yes.

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Petition to block state taxpayer funding for abortions falls short

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The Massachusetts Alliance to Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortion alerted supporters Tuesday that its petition-gathering drive had not reached the threshold necessary to start the process to amend the constitution by ballot question.

Deval Patrick’s intervention over ex-brother-in-law brings renewed criticism

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The former governor late in his tenure made a controversial move — endorsing a decision that a man convicted of “spousal rape” did not have to register as a sex offender in Massachusetts. The legal dispute continues to this day.