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Discrimination

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  • LBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in 'Selma' speech

    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all people of all races."...
  • Va. AG: School boards can ban discrimination against gays

    Local school boards in Virginia have authority to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their anti-discrimination policies, according to the state's attorney general. Democrat Mark Herring's written opinion reverses one issued in 2002 by a...
  • Mormon church backs Utah LGBT anti-discrimination bill

    Utah lawmakers introduced a landmark bill Wednesday that bars discrimination against gay and transgender individuals while protecting the rights of religious groups and individuals. The measure has a rare stamp of approval from the Mormon church and...
  • Venture capitalist details firm's make-or-break culture in sex discrimination case

    SAN FRANCISCO Jurors in a high-profile sex discrimination case got a deeper look into the challenges women face in venture capital and the rarity of anyone man or woman getting a promotion at venture firms when the group of 12 on Wednesday had the...
  • Venture capitalist John Doerr testifies in Ellen Pao sex discrimination case

    SAN FRANCISCO Even one of the nation's most successful and respected venture capitalists and a champion of women in tech couldn't stop a broiling gender conflict inside his own firm from escalating to a sex discrimination lawsuit that has captured...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CPS: Dismissal of pregnant teachers was 'consistent with business necessity'

    CPS: Dismissal of pregnant teachers was 'consistent with business necessity'
    In its first formal response to a federal discrimination lawsuit, Chicago Public Schools denied the principal of a Northwest Side elementary school targeted pregnant teachers for dismissal and asserted performance ratings and layoff decisions that...
  • Why a fired fire chief in Atlanta got on Capitol Hill's radar

    WASHINGTON The firing of Atlanta's fire chief has already become a flashpoint in the debate over how to balance the religious beliefs of public officials against the civil rights of their constituents. Now the argument has spread to the Capitol...
  • Wal-Mart criticizes 'conscience protection' measure

    Wal-Mart on Tuesday criticized a "conscience protection" measure in the retail giant's home state that opponents say sanctions discrimination against gays and lesbians, while Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson also expressed concerns about the legislation. The...