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  • To many, fat stigma makes obesity smell foul

    To many, fat stigma makes obesity smell foul
    Experimental subjects who were tricked into thinking they should smell something reported they smelled less pleasant odors when they viewed pictures of overweight and obese people than when they gazed at trim individuals, new research has found. The...
  • Letter: Bill to allow discrimination based on religious beliefs misguided

    I see some Christians want a law in Indiana where businesses can apply "deeply held religious beliefs" as a pretext to refuse to serve selected persons. Perhaps they have confused their understanding of Christian behavior with what is accepted behavior in...
  • In Theory: Should religious institutions that receive public money have hiring practices open to all?

    State lawmakers in Indiana are considering a bill that would allow religious institutions that receive government contracts to make hiring decisions based on religion, according to the Indianapolis Star. The bill would allow religious-affiliated...
  • Desperate, a flailing governor turns to homophobia

    By now, you might have heard about the latest political firestorm out of Kansas. Gov. Sam Brownback, a conservative Republican, issued an executive order rescinding protections for state workers who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Brownback is...
  • Sally Luther: Trailblazer fought discrimination, inspired many

    Sally Luther: Trailblazer fought discrimination, inspired many
    Her last elected office was secretary on the board of Villa Dora Condominiums in Mount Dora, a position she held until her death from leukemia on Feb. 3 at the age of 96. But back in 1951, 33-year-old Sally Luther was the only woman in the Minnesota...
  • Records Supreme Court is withholding point to racial disparities in plea deals

    Records Supreme Court is withholding point to racial disparities in plea deals
    When it's time to strike a plea bargain, African-Americans have had less luck than whites in reducing charges, a Daily Press review of statewide court data found. A Daily Press analysis of more than 110,000 case status records from last year,...
  • More allegations surface in Newport News Industrial Corp. race discrimination case

    More allegations surface in Newport News Industrial Corp. race discrimination case
    More than two dozen current and former workers have been added to a race discrimination lawsuit against Newport News Industrial Corp. The original lawsuit, filed by eight workers in September, contends that workers at the company — a division of...
  • College sociology professor discusses LGBT issues

    College sociology professor discusses LGBT issues
    When Florida became the 36th state to legalize same-sex marriage on Jan. 6, it meant greater equality for the roughly 50,000 same-sex couples who call Florida home — as determined by California-based research center The Williams Institute through...
  • If Kansas can pull LGBT protections, can I eat a bald eagle?

     If Kansas can pull LGBT protections, can I eat a bald eagle?
    Secondhand bong smoke from neighboring Colorado seems to be causing the governor of Kansas to behave erratically. How else to explain Gov. Sam Brownback's recent decision to issue an executive order removing protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and...
  • Former Disney World temp files race discrimination suit

    Former Disney World temp files race discrimination suit
    An Orlando woman has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that white employees at Disney World subjected her to racial discrimination, harassment and criticism about her high heels and ‘updo’ hair style. In the lawsuit, Monica Shaw alleges...
  • Maryland legislators who voted for DOMA now part of effort to repeal it

    Maryland legislators who voted for DOMA now part of effort to repeal it
    It's now part of the accepted narrative on same-sex marriage in this country that many long-serving politicians, particularly Democrats, have "evolved" on the issue over the last two decades -- mostly following their constituencies toward greater...