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Discrimination

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  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination. Justice Antonin Scalia on Wednesday appeared at times to side with the...
  • Denver baker faces discrimination complaint for refusing to write anti-gay message on cake

    A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements? A baker...
  • Elizabeth Warren: Supreme Court decision could put fair housing at risk

    The Supreme Court appears poised to continue its systematic assault on our core civil rights laws. After gutting the Voting Rights Act just two years ago, the court set its sights on our country's fair housing laws when it heard oral arguments Wednesday...
  • Why blaming Leelah Alcorn's parents only compounds the bigotry

    It's a tale of two completely different worlds. In one, the television series “Transparent,” about a middle-aged father who transitions from male to female, won two Golden Globes on Sunday night and marked a watershed moment for the...
  • Thompsonville Fire Chief Files Federal Lawsuit Against District, Commission Chair

    ENFIELD – Thompsonville Fire Chief Frank Alaimo, on unpaid suspension since Dec. 18, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the fire district and commission chair Colleen Ann Reidy. Alaimo had been suspended after the commissioners ruled he had...
  • Remembering Bess

    Remembering Bess
    The Jewish community mourns the death of Bess Myerson, crowned the first Jewish Miss America of 1945. Myerson, age 90, died Dec. 14 in Santa Monica, Calif, but her passing was only made public on Jan. 5. It wasn't long after the end of WWII, and the...
  • Supreme Court could put brakes on Obama administration's crackdown on job discrimination

    The Supreme Court could put the brakes on the Obama administration's growing crackdown against companies facing claims of discrimination against women, minorities and other protected groups. Justices will hear arguments Tuesday in a case that considers...
  • Andrew Haigh's 'Looking' characters search for love

    Andrew Haigh's 'Looking' characters search for love
    British filmmaker Andrew Haigh grew up loving challenging films as an usher at London's National Film Theatre. Then he made one as the writer and director of "Weekend," a deep and fleeting romance between two men. Haigh is now the co-creator of "Looking,"...
  • Former Bethlehem health director settles suit over firing

    Former Bethlehem health director settles suit over firing
    Bethlehem's former health director Judith Maloney and her attorney will receive $25,000 under a settlement with the city in her lawsuit that alleged she was fired for filing a discrimination complaint. Maloney, who was fired in 2013 following a series...
  • Race-based remedies still needed while 'ism' exists

    Race-based remedies still needed while 'ism' exists
    Every once in a while someone engages me making the argument that affirmative action is a form of reverse discrimination and that everyone should be treated fairly. Affirmative-action policies, ideology, etc., that person says, should be colorblind....
  • Plan seeks diversity at SoCal theater companies — but some question it

     Plan seeks diversity at SoCal theater companies — but some question it
    A group of Los Angeles theater leaders will announce this week an aggressive plan to diversify Southern California theater companies, the productions they present and the audiences they draw. Tim Dang, producing artistic director of East West Players,...