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  • Gay marriage legal; so is workplace bias

    Gay marriage legal; so is workplace bias
    It may be legal to marry a same-sex partner in Florida now, but have a photo of that spouse on your desk at work, and as far as state law is concerned, it's also legal to fire you. A bill now before the Florida Legislature's Civil Justice Subcommittee...
  • Civil-rights fight persists for mentally ill: My Word

    Civil-rights fight persists for mentally ill: My Word
    Deadly encounters with police have ignited a fierce debate over the future of civil rights in America. Intense focus on the rights of citizenship, including the right to be free of discrimination, cannot exclude the largest segregated group in the...
  • The 'equality' racket

    The 'equality' racket
    Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: "rich bastards." Those two words captured the spirit of the politicized vision of equality — that it was a grievance when someone was better off than...
  • Rhubarb rerun: A debate over freedom of expression and blasphemy with a local Islamic leader

    Rhubarb rerun: A debate over freedom of expression and blasphemy with a local Islamic leader
     In 2006, Ahmed Rehab, then communications director and now head of the Chicago Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and I engaged in an online dialogue sparked by the controversy over the violent response in the Muslim world to the...
  • Anti-discrimination agency finds Phillipsburg teacher was fired for giving a student a Bible

    Anti-discrimination agency finds Phillipsburg teacher was fired for giving a student a Bible
    Phillipsburg school officials discriminated against a substitute teacher who provided a Bible to a student who expressed curiosity about a verse the teacher had quoted, the federal agency that guards against workplace discrimination found. In its...
  • Questions linger after gay marriage legalization

    Questions linger after gay marriage legalization
    The legalization of same-sex marriage in Florida raises a number of related questions. Legal and other experts addressed some of them Tuesday. Who will be legally obligated to participate in same sex ceremonies, and who is exempt? Clergy members of...
  • Lawsuit by 3 Newport firefighters alleges age discrimination

    Three high-ranking Newport Beach firefighters sued the city this month, alleging that their superiors tried to force them out of the department because of their age. The lawsuit says the alleged discrimination started after Chief Scott Poster came...
  • Scott, Bondi should end fight for discrimination

    Scott, Bondi  should end fight for discrimination
    When Gov. Rick Scott was asked during the gubernatorial debate at Broward College about his support for Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, he insisted, "I clearly don't believe in any discrimination." It's not critical for Scott to flip his position on...
  • We applaud standout letter writers for 2014

    We applaud standout letter writers for 2014
    No matter what happens in the world — or just next door — we can count on our readers to have an opinion about it, and to share it. This year they've commented on everything from turmoil in the West Bank to bears invading their neighborhoods....
  • Feds: Pregnant teachers at Chicago school rated poorly, targeted for firing

    Feds: Pregnant teachers at Chicago school rated poorly, targeted for firing
    Pregnant teachers at a Northwest Side elementary school received lowered performance ratings and were targeted for firing by their principal, according to a lawsuit the U.S. government filed Tuesday against the Chicago Board of Education and Chicago...
  • Here's hoping a strong voice stays loud

    Here's hoping a strong voice stays loud
    I truly hope Abe Foxman has a healthy and happy retirement. I only wish he'd put it off for awhile. Like two decades or so. Turn on the TV or look at the headlines, and you can immediately see why a voice like Foxman's is still desperately needed in a...