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Discrimination

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  • For transgender students, schools craft policies of support

    For transgender students, schools craft policies of support
    The eighth-grader fidgeted nervously during an impromptu meeting with the principal of Haven Middle School in Evanston just before the start of first semester. While classmates and teachers had long known the student as a girl, the 13-year-old...
  • 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...
  • When not providing service isn't discrimination

    When not providing service isn't discrimination
    Clocking in at fewer than 30 words, the letter from Chris Norby of Fullerton was the shortest in Thursday's paper — and it was also the most talked-about among our readers. Reacting to Indiana's religious freedom law, Norby asked a simple question...
  • After legislative victories, groups aim to further expand gay rights at state level

    After legislative victories, groups aim to further expand gay rights at state level
    Gay rights advocates are hoping to parlay the momentum from their legislative victories in Indiana and Arkansas this week into further expanding legal protections for gays and lesbians in those states and others. Facing widespread pressure, including...
  • Malloy Lifts Ban On State-Funded Travel To Indiana

    Malloy Lifts Ban On State-Funded Travel To Indiana
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Saturday that he was lifting the ban on state-funded travel between Connecticut and Indiana. The announcement comes after Indiana's passage of an amended Religious Freedom Recognition Act last week. The adjusted...
  • Baltimore riots remind us of why we need police

    Baltimore riots remind us of why we need police
    Some people protest police brutality in ways that only remind us of why we need police. That's how I feel about the Baltimore rioters, whom some news reports described as "protesters." The label falsely flatters the thugs and hooligans who set fires...
  • Rutter to VU students: Don't be silenced

    Rutter to VU students: Don't be silenced
    Dear Valparaiso University students who don't want Chick-fil-A lunches on campus: Welcome, young scholars, to the world of moral and philosophical protest. It probably hasn't been what you had in mind, has it? You probably thought that protesting...
  • A Quiet, Determined Voice At Home And At The Capitol

    Over a century, Lillian Hoffler lived through extraordinary and unprecedented social change in the United States. Women obtained the right to vote. Schools were officially desegregated. Housing laws prohibited discrimination based on race. Women's...
  • Council votes in favor of non-discrimination law

    Council votes in favor of non-discrimination law
    Lake County officials have taken steps to ensure anyone who applies to work for the county or the companies it does business with will not be discriminated against. County Council members unanimously passed an ordinance introduced by Councilwoman...
  • Letter: Celebrating Seniors confronts an age-old problem — ageism

    Age is to ageism what race is to racism. We are all probably guilty of having ageist thoughts: "Wow, she looks great for her age" or "look how young she is." Coined by Dr. Robert Butler in 1971, ageism is casual or systemic stereotyping and...
  • Help friend replace prejudice with love

    Q: I enjoy my friend's company, but sometimes he gets off on racial issues, and his intolerance and bigotry really make me very uncomfortable. I tried to say something to him about it once, but it just made him angry. How should I handle this? -- W.J. A:...