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  • Md. attorney general says Supreme Court must overturn same-sex marriage bans nationwide

    Md. attorney general says Supreme Court must overturn same-sex marriage bans nationwide
    Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued a legal analysis Monday arguing same-sex marriage bans in states across the country are based solely on "fear, prejudice, and hate," and must be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court is set to...
  • Celebrating Selma without fixing the Voting Rights Act dishonors the sacrifices of Bloody Sunday

    Celebrating  Selma without fixing the Voting Rights Act dishonors the sacrifices of Bloody Sunday
    Long after he had left his career as a civil rights lawyer to become a justice on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall described his 1944 success in a case striking down all-white primary elections in Texas as his “greatest victory.” This is...
  • Restore the protections of the Voting Rights Act

    Restore the protections of the Voting Rights Act
    In his eloquent speech at the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma, Ala., President Obama did more than salute the men and women who braved “billy clubs and the chastening rod; tear gas and the trampling hoof” to demand the right to vote. He...
  • District 207 prepares to adopt transgender student policies

    The Maine Township High School District 207 is expected to adopt a new set of procedures dealing with transgender and gender nonconforming students. During the March 2 meeting, the district Board of Education held a first reading for the proposed...
  • At center of Supreme Court gay marriage case, a story of love amid crippling disease

    At center of Supreme Court gay marriage case, a story of love amid crippling disease
    There are more than 30 plaintiffs in the gay marriage lawsuits that will be argued before the Supreme Court this month. But the case that will go down in history is named for just one, Jim Obergefell, a 48-year-old real estate salesman from Cincinnati who...
  • EEOC holding public meeting in South Florida

    EEOC holding public meeting in South Florida
    As part of its 50th anniversary, the The Equal Employment Opportunity's Commission will hold its regular commission meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Miami-Dade College, 500 NE 2nd Ave. Room 7128. The meeting is open to public observation. District...
  • Roadmap to equality: Are women better off than 20 years ago?

    Roadmap to equality: Are women better off than 20 years ago?
    It has been nearly 20 years since world leaders agreed to an ambitious road map to elevate the status of women and achieve gender equality. The half-inch thick “Platform for Action,” which was hammered out at a U.N. conference in Beijing and...
  • Discrimination still a barrier for pregnant workers

    Discrimination still a barrier for pregnant workers
    I initially didn't pay much attention to the recent announcement that a Berks County trucking company had discriminated against an employee because she was pregnant. I found it sad but considered it an anomaly. I hadn't seen other recent examples....
  • Eye clinic will pay $150K to settle transgender worker's lawsuit

    Eye clinic will pay $150K to settle transgender worker's lawsuit
    A Central Florida eye clinic has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve a discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of a transgender employee who was terminated. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit, which alleges the Lakeland...
  • Indiana hires PR firm after religious objections law flap

    Indiana hires PR firm after religious objections law flap
    Indiana's economic and tourism development agencies hired a public relations firm Monday to repair the damage to the state's reputation from a religious objections law that raised the specter of discrimination against gays and others. Meanwhile, the...
  • Bruce Jenner: Transgender advocates wary of spectacle taking shape

    Bruce Jenner: Transgender advocates wary of spectacle taking shape
    When Time magazine put actress Laverne Cox on its cover last year and proclaimed transgender rights as America’s next “civil rights frontier,” many activists sensed their fight was moving in the direction of acceptance. The video game...