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Discrimination

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  • LGBT travelers face some of the biggest challenges

     LGBT travelers face some of the biggest challenges
    As a white heterosexual American male, there are certain things — OK, plenty of things — I don't need to think twice about. One of them is travel. There obviously are places where being a white, heterosexual American male will work against...
  • Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present

    For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present. The nation's first black president plans a speech Saturday from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, the site of one of the movement's...
  • Navy judge named in Guantanamo discrimination complaint lifts no-touch order to female guards

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba A military judge has lifted his restraining order and is again allowing female prison guards to touch an alleged war criminal while moving him between Guantanamo's most clandestine prison and legal appointments. Navy Capt....
  • Transgender teens face new struggles, options

    Transgender teens face new struggles, options
    CHICAGO — Naperville North junior Adam Beaty sat in the back of a classroom with a group of friends giving him a pep talk. A teacher who knew Beaty before he transitioned to male stood at the front of the room. “I was terrified. My heart was...
  • Scale of racism in Cup host Russia a threat, report says

    Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, according to a report provided to The Associated Press. Researchers from the Moscow-based SOVA Center and the Fare...
  • Glenview bans housing voucher discrimination

    Glenview is aligning its fair housing ordinance with Cook County's by barring landlords from using housing vouchers as a reason to refuse potential tenants a lease. The Village Board on Feb. 17 gave preliminary approval to that change by a 6-1 vote. A...
  • Trexlertown Auntie Anne's fined over pregnancy discrimination

     Trexlertown Auntie Anne's fined over pregnancy discrimination
    The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission has ordered Auntie Anne's of Trexlertown and two other businesses to pay more than $47,000 in lost wages for discriminating against women who were pregnant. Heather Katelyn Romig of Orefield filed a complaint...
  • Davie settles discrimination suit involving pregnant firefighters

    Town officials have settled a four-year-old federal discrimination suit brought by four female firefighters, three of them who were pregnant, with a promise to "adopt new, non-discriminatory policies." The settlement also awards the four women...
  • Niedner: Religious freedom bill would make discrimination OK

    Lawyers and judges will eventually determine the meaning and implications of the arcane legalese in the Religious Freedom Restoration Act the Indiana Senate passed this week and sent to the House of Representatives. To get a sense of what's at stake in...
  • WVa Senate leader: 'no way' considering discrimination bill

    There's "no way" the West Virginia Senate will consider a proposal to erase local ordinances that protect gay and transgender people from housing and employment discrimination, the second-ranking senator said Thursday. Republican Senate Majority Leader...
  • Obama and moderate Muslims both fail to fight Islamic extremism

    Fighting racism, prejudice and the violence those can beget is everyone's job. Muslims would do well to respond to President Obama's invitation to combat extremist ideas in their communities, but too often Washington's broader policies toward minorities...