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  • Sanctions on Russia, love, and Robinson: Letters

    Sanctions on Russia? President Obama "demanded" that Russia stop supporting separatists in Ukraine after the downing of an airliner by a missile he said was fired from rebel territory. That very likely was a missile supplied by Russia, regardless from...
  • End of Florida ban won't end whining

    Now that Florida is on the verge of actually doing something sensible and just, the hysterical griping will be getting louder. Much louder. It's against the Bible, we will be hearing. Sorry, I give no credence to people who use religion as an excuse to...
  • Obama signs order banning LGBT discrimination by federal contractors

    President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees and prohibiting discrimination against federal workers who identify as transgender. "In too many states and in too many...
  • Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees

    Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees
    In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans. The change quietly went...
  • HBO actor settles with Macy's, NYC in "shop-and-frisk" suit

    By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK, July 17 (Reuters) - Actor Rob Brown of HBO's "Treme" has settled a federal discrimination lawsuit against Macy's Inc and the city of New York, the retailer said on Thursday, resolving part of a "shop-and-frisk" controversy...
  • Obama signs order barring federal discrimination against gays

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order did not include new exemptions for religious organizations,...
  • Communities in West Boca seek to ban government rental assistance

    Communities in West Boca seek to ban government rental assistance
    Home prices are up, long-vacant houses have families moving in, but fear of what the future might bring has prompted some of the homeowner associations in the unincorporated area of West Boca to limit who might move in. Some of the 125 master homeowner...
  • Obama signs order barring LGBT bias for federal contractors

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday that bars companies that do work for the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Religious groups had lobbied Obama...
  • Obama will sign order to protect LGBT workers

    President Obama has turned down a plea from religious groups that they be exempt from an executive order he plans to sign Monday prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against gay or transgender workers, officials said Friday. The policy...
  • After scathing report, Social Security overhauls its equal opportunity program

    After scathing report, Social Security overhauls its equal opportunity program
    The Social Security Administration is overhauling its internal anti-discrimination program after federal auditors found that the agency failed to establish an adequate system for handling employee claims. Auditors from the federal Equal Employment...
  • Outfest L.A. Announces 2014 Film Festival Winners

    L.A.-based nonprofit Outfest has announced the winners of its 32nd annual L.A. LGBT Film Festival. Outfest is aimed at promoting equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBT stories on screen, with the annual film fest in line with those goals. It...