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Discrimination

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  • Officer in gay pride parade incident speaks out

    A former Salt Lake City police officer who was put on leave and later resigned after he objected to riding in the motorcycle brigade at the front of last year's gay pride parade is speaking out against what he believes was a violation of his religious...
  • Lenhoff: Lake Zurich homeless housing fight goes beyond NIMBY

    Recent history has made dents in old, long-held misperceptions, discrimination and societal shunning of people on the "wrong" side of majority. Strides have been made in leveling the playing field for gay, lesbian and transgender people, as well as for...
  • NC Senate response to gay marriage rulings is approved

    Some North Carolina court officials could opt out of marriage duties — including same-sex weddings — under legislation given state Senate approval Wednesday following a debate weighing centuries-old religious liberties with newly-expanded...
  • Love, America style

    Love, America style
    Here's one thing on the list of things I love about America: People are free here to stand up in public and insult the president at the risk only of enduring scathing rebukes and forfeiting their right to be taken seriously. The list is long. I...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Local author's novel deals with racial discrimination and anti-Semitism

    Local author's novel deals with racial discrimination and anti-Semitism
    Novelist Joan Lipinsky Cochran's new book "Still Missing Beulah: Stories of Jews and Blacks in Mid-Century Miami" takes readers back to a time where signs prohibiting blacks and Jews in hotels and clubs were rampant. For Lipinsky Cochran, a former...
  • Obama and moderate Muslims both fail to fight Islamic extremism

    Fighting racism, prejudice and the violence those can beget is everyone's job. Muslims would do well to respond to President Obama's invitation to combat extremist ideas in their communities, but too often Washington's broader policies toward minorities...
  • 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...
  • Trial nears in high-profile Silicon Valley sex bias case

    A jury was picked Monday to determine whether a venerable Silicon Valley venture capital firm is liable in a sexual discrimination lawsuit or is the victim of a former employee forced out because of poor performance. The lawsuit filed by Ellen Pao, 45,...
  • Looking Out: Equality Maryland outlines legislative agenda

    Looking Out: Equality Maryland outlines legislative agenda
    Back in December, we outlined some of the legislative priorities that prominent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy groups in Maryland had identified for the 2015 legislative session. As we pointed out last month, Maryland has same-sex...