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  • U.S. penalizes lenders over maternity-related mortgage discrimination

    U.S. penalizes lenders over maternity-related mortgage discrimination
    It doesn't get much publicity compared with other home mortgage issues, but it appears to be a persistent problem: Lenders and mortgage insurers allegedly delay or deny loan applications when a borrower is pregnant or heading for maternity leave....
  • Obama signs order barring LGBT bias for federal contractors

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday that bars companies that do work for the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Religious groups had lobbied Obama...
  • 3 Davie firefighters file lawsuits alleging harassment, discrimination

    3 Davie firefighters file lawsuits alleging harassment, discrimination
    Three firefighters — including one whose complaints led to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice — have filed separate federal lawsuits against the town alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Firefighter Lori Davis...
  • Comcast race discrimination suit certified as class action

     Comcast race discrimination suit certified as class action
    A federal judge has allowed some African-American employees alleging race discrimination at a Comcast Corp. facility on the South Side to sue as a class, a decision that would increase the risk for the company. Eleven current and former workers...
  • Gay rights groups halt support for ENDA workplace discrimination bill

    Gay rights groups halt support for ENDA workplace discrimination bill
    Six national gay rights groups withdrew support Tuesday for what had been hailed as historic legislation to prohibit workplace discrimination, citing concerns over an exemption for employers who object to homosexuality on religious grounds. Led by the...
  • Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees

    Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees
    In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans. The change quietly went...
  • Obama should say no to a religion-based exemption on hiring discrimination

    Last month President Obama announced that he was drafting an executive order prohibiting federal contractors — which employ about 20% of the American workforce — from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But...
  • Chuck Lehmann: Gay marriage will hurt society

    For thousands of years, most all traditions around the world have recognized marriage as between a man and a woman. Only in the last 10 years or so, has there been a major effort to change our marriage laws to include same-sex marriage, mainly endorsed,...
  • California franchisees accuse 7-Eleven of racial discrimination

    California franchisees accuse 7-Eleven of racial discrimination
    A new organization of California 7-Eleven franchisees is suing the convenience store chain, alleging the company violated store operators' civil rights through racial discrimination, as well as other complaints.  The Franchise Owner's Assn. of Greater...
  • Kluwe threatens to sue Vikings over harassment findings

    Kluwe threatens to sue Vikings over harassment findings
    Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe plans to sue the franchise for discrimination unless the team releases the findings of its investigation into the player's allegation that he was subjected to harassment and hostility for speaking out in favor...
  • Construction: a boys club [Commentary]

    Construction: a boys club [Commentary]
    Harassment, intimidation and sabotage are a major reason why women do not enter or remain in jobs in the construction industry, according to a provocative and hard hitting study on women in construction by the National Women's Law Center. Women are...