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Discrimination

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  • Senators hope to fight violence against women worldwide

    WASHINGTON A Senate subcommittee began discussion Tuesday of a bill with bipartisan support that would promote reducing discrimination and violence against women internationally, part of a years-long effort in Congress and, most recently, a response to...
  • Wasserman Schultz, Hastings mark June as lesbian, gay pride month

    Wasserman Schultz, Hastings mark June as lesbian, gay pride month
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, are marking June as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender pride month. From Wasserman Schultz: This June, we...
  • Avoiding trouble is not bigotry [Letter]

    I enjoyed Fred L. Pincus' commentary, "We cannot give in to bigotry" (May 30). In his second paragraph he stated that "after seeing two young black men walking toward me" he asked the question, "should I have crossed the street?" He chose to keep...
  • Mears Transportation driver files HIV discrimination lawsuit

    Mears Transportation driver files HIV discrimination lawsuit
    A former driver for Mears Transportation has sued the taxi company for alleged discrimination, claiming he was fired after revealing he was HIV positive. The June 13 lawsuit, filed in Orlando federal court, uses only initials S.G. to identify the...
  • Fairness to all -- including prom queens [Letter]

    Fairness to all  --  including prom queens [Letter]
    As a supporter of the Fairness For All Marylander's Act, I want to thank The Sun for running Kevin Rector's article, "Transgender student named prom queen at Baltimore high school" (May 28). When Destiny Hartis graduates, leaves Baltimore and crosses...
  • White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination

    White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination
    President Obama plans to sign an order banning discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees by companies that do business with the federal government, a long-sought goal of gay rights organizations. After months of calling...
  • Federal judge ends monitoring of City Hall patronage hiring

    Federal judge ends monitoring of City Hall patronage hiring
    A federal judge declared Monday that Chicago can finally be trusted to keep politics out of government hiring, releasing City Hall from a 42-year-old court settlement that was supposed to ban patronage — often with mixed results. ┬áThe historic end...
  • Obama to sign executive order curbing discrimination against gays

    President Obama plans to sign an executive order forbidding companies that do business with the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, fulfilling a goal that gay rights organizations...
  • What made Rosie the Riveter strong: A voice at work

    Federal contract workers in low-wage service jobs have been calling attention to the need for better wages and working conditions. These workers, who serve meals to tourists at the Smithsonian Museums and clean offices in the Pentagon, have added their...
  • Transgenders become more vocal in push for equality

    Transgenders become more vocal in push for equality
    The transgender community has a new cover girl. Featured on Time magazine, transgender actress Laverne Cox has become the new face of a community that has long been associated with transvestites and male prostitutes dressed as women. Cox, who plays a...
  • Obama to sign executive order protecting gay employees of federal contractors

    WASHINGTON After years of prodding from gay rights activists, President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, the White House said Monday....