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Discrimination

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  • Arkansas town's vote opens fight over law cast as anti-gay

    A northwest Arkansas town's vote to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity could pave the way for a legal fight over a new state law criticized as anti-gay. Residents in Eureka Springs, a town known both for its 66-foot-tall...
  • Town where Shepard killed passes measure to protect gays

    When Matthew Shepard was beaten, tied to a fence and left for dead nearly 20 years ago, his murder became a rallying cry in the gay rights movement. Other states adopted stricter laws against violence and discrimination, and Congress passed hate crimes...
  • Netanyahu meets with victim of videotaped police beating, promises action

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed shock Monday over a videotaped police beating of an Ethiopian Israeli man, and promised action to improve relations with the Ethiopian Jewish community. The Israeli leader's strong response came...
  • Fired National Park Service official says she's a scapegoat

    A former National Park Service official in Iowa says she was unfairly blamed and fired for approving illegal construction projects that damaged a sacred American Indian burial site. In an age discrimination lawsuit filed last week, former Effigy Mounds...
  • Why no talk of Gray's disabilities?

    Why no talk of Gray's disabilities?
    According to what I've read, Freddie Gray was exposed to lead in early childhood. This resulted in neurological damage, developmental impacts and learning disabilities. Yet, I have seen no discussion of how disability issues factored into the tragic...
  • Madison bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious

    While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren't invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin's capital city were busy protecting the rights of another group:...
  • In Theory: On a former president leaving his faith

    In Theory: On a former president leaving his faith
    Last month, a 2009 column written by former President Jimmy Carter about his decision to quit his church on the basis of women’s rights resurfaced and went viral. The column, “Losing my religion over equality,”¬†was published nearly five...
  • Female film directors are on outside looking in, but will ACLU flip the script?

    Female film directors are on outside looking in, but will ACLU flip the script?
    On Valentine's Day two years ago, film director Maria Giese met with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission staffers in downtown L.A. to talk about an issue she said was stalling her career — gender discrimination. Giese, who directed the...
  • Directors' guild blames studios, networks for gender bias

    The Directors Guild of America says networks and studios are to blame for the "deplorable" dearth of female directors in Hollywood, following a call by the American Civil Liberties Union for an investigation into the industry's "systemic failure" to...
  • ACLU discrimination complaint is all sorts of awkward for Hollywood

    ACLU discrimination complaint is all sorts of awkward for Hollywood
    Talk about awkward: The American Civil Liberties Union wants the Obama administration to investigate Hollywood's film and television studios, whose executives and stars have been generous supporters of the Obama administration. Good thing he's not...
  • Some LGBT residents critical of Utah anti-discrimination law

    A Mormon church-backed anti-discrimination law that protects gay and transgender people and religious rights took effect Tuesday amid skepticism from some LGBT residents over whether it lives up to its promises. Gay rights groups pushed for an anti-...