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  • 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...
  • Religious conservatives are the targets of discrimination, lawyer says

    Religious conservatives are the targets of discrimination, lawyer says
    Jordan Lorence is a veteran attorney who in 2006 represented a female photographer in one of the cases widely cited in the “religious freedom" law debate this week. From his office in Washington, he has watched the events in Indiana and Arkansas...
  • 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...
  • Arkansas, Indiana governors sign amended religious freedom laws

    Arkansas, Indiana governors sign amended religious freedom laws
    The governors of Arkansas and Indiana on Thursday quickly signed revised versions of their respective religious freedom laws, hoping to quell a national uproar that united business leaders and gay rights activists who fought the measures as potentially...
  • 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...
  • Discrimination lawsuit dismissed after city reaches settlement with police officer

    A federal discrimination lawsuit against the city of Glendale was dismissed last week after the city reached a settlement with the police officer. John Balian was one of five Armenian-American Glendale police officers who filed a joint lawsuit in 2010...
  • Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints

     Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints
    Coventry Health Care is lowering the cost of HIV and AIDS drugs after the insurer's prices — more than $1,000 per month on some plans sold in Illinois — drew complaints of discrimination from patient advocates. Advocates have said Coventry...
  • Lawmakers urge S.F. archbishop to withdraw teacher morality clauses

    Lawmakers urge S.F. archbishop to withdraw teacher morality clauses
    Eight state lawmakers on Tuesday urged San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone to withdraw the "morality clauses" he unveiled this month in a handbook for high school teachers, and to reverse his intention to redefine teachers as "ministers" in...
  • Corporate activism finds its footing on religious freedom laws

    Corporate activism finds its footing on religious freedom laws
    You can tell a movement is scoring some important points when opponents want to change the subject. That thought comes to mind when I hear critics charge Apple CEO Tim Cook with hypocrisy for his protests of recent religious freedom legislation in...