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  • Silicon Valley firms scold Indiana for religious freedom law

    SAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook joined other technology-industry leaders criticizing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for signing legislation that critics say targets the gay community. Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration...
  • Jury rules against Ellen Pao in sex-bias lawsuit

    SAN FRANCISCO Ellen Pao lost her three-year battle with one of the world's most prestigious venture capital firms on Friday when a jury found that Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers did not discriminate against her because of her gender. A jury of 12 found...
  • Is wider race probe of Fort Lauderdale police needed?

    Is wider race probe of Fort Lauderdale police needed?
    Overt racism is easy to spot and condemn. For instance, cops spewing racial slurs and making a video that seems to take perverse delight in showing a black man being bitten by a police dog and President Obama depicted with gold teeth. Then there's the...
  • Two who illustrate progressiveness of women's movement

    Two who illustrate progressiveness of women's movement
    Before National Women's History Month comes to a close, I want to introduce you to two women whose lives illustrate the progressiveness of so many Northwest Indiana women. Tonj'a Robinson and Marie McKee have never met, yet both have overcome decades of...
  • Judge fines Washington florist over same-sex wedding flowers

    A Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding was fined $1,000 Friday, plus $1 for court costs and fees. Benton County Superior Judge Alexander Ekstrom's ruling gives Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flowers and...
  • 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...
  • NCAA, others must show Indiana that discrimination is bad for business

    NCAA, others must show Indiana that discrimination is bad for business
    If it were feasible on such short notice to relocate the college men's basketball Final Four, set to tip off next weekend in Indianapolis, the NCAA would have to consider it. For everyone's sake. Indiana decreed Thursday that what people believe can...
  • Illinois law on religious objection balanced by discrimination ban

     Illinois law on religious objection balanced by discrimination ban
    When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a new state law that allows people and companies to claim a religious objection to doing business with same-sex couples, he pointed to Illinois and Kentucky, saying he was simply bringing the state in line with its...
  • Discrimination in the form of religious freedom is no virtue

    Discrimination in the form of religious freedom is no virtue
      Alarmed at the prospect that the U.S. Supreme Court will sanction same-sex marriage in every state, conservative state lawmakers are intensifying efforts to provide legal cover for evangelical Christians and others who regard homosexual unions as an...
  • The shame of Indiana's new 'religious freedom' law

    The shame of Indiana's new 'religious freedom' law
    I have a few basic rules when it comes to laws. 1) If you have to emphatically reassure citizens that your law won’t result in discrimination, it might be a bad law. 2) If you speak out proudly about the importance of your law and it garners...
  • Arkansas Senate approves religious protection bill

    Arkansas inched closer Friday toward becoming the second state this year to adopt a law that critics say would sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians, with the state Senate approving a religious protection bill. The bill, approved by the...