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  • Workers say Methodist church day-care center fired them for being gay

    Workers say Methodist church day-care center fired them for being gay
    In the latest skirmish between advocates of gay rights and religious liberty, two preschool teachers in Orange County contend they were fired from a church-run day care center because they are gay. Jaclyn Pfeiffer and Kelly Bardier say they were...
  • 'Children of Giant' explores legacy of 'Giant' in Marfa, Texas

     'Children of Giant' explores legacy of 'Giant' in Marfa, Texas
    Hollywood invaded the small West Texas town of Marfa 60 years ago this summer to make the epic "Giant," based on Edna Ferber's bestseller chronicling 25 years in the lives of a powerful rancher, his strong-willed, opinionated wife and a surly ranch hand...
  • Residents need to watch out for scam artists

    Speak Out is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at 312-222-2460. Scam alert: Last week, I got a call from a woman who said she was from Publisher's Clearing House'...
  • Springfield, Mo., voters repeal LGBT anti-discrimination law

    Springfield, Mo., voters repeal LGBT anti-discrimination law
    Voters in Springfield, Mo., voted by a slim margin to repeal protections against discrimination for the city’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens. The measure passed in Missouri’s third-largest city with 51.4% of the vote...
  • House moves to allow religious adoption agencies to refuse gay couples

    House moves to allow religious adoption agencies to refuse gay couples
    TALLAHASSEE – Under pressure from social conservative groups, the Florida House acted Wednesday to allow faith-based adoption agencies to deny adoptions to gay couples. The House debated HB 7111 ahead of a vote Thursday, with Republicans rejecting...
  • Combating anti-Semitism

    Combating anti-Semitism
    More than 300 people attended a four-hour workshop on "Anti-Semitism on College Campuses and Internationally," on April 21 at the South County Civic Center in Delray Beach, hosted by Florida Atlantic Hadassah. Presenters Hava Leipzig Holzhauer, regional...
  • High court: Judges can review EEOC bids to settle job bias

    A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal judges have authority, though limited, to make sure the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is trying hard enough to settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers....
  • Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case

    Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case
    Anthony M. Kennedy was a 44-year-old appeals court judge in Sacramento — a Republican appointee and happily-married Catholic — when he first confronted the question of whether the Constitution protected the rights of gays and lesbians. His...
  • Missouri city repeals protection for gays against bias

    Missouri city repeals protection for gays against bias
    Voters in Missouri's third largest city of Springfield voted Tuesday to repeal an ordinance that provided protection against discrimination in housing and hiring based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Unofficial final results showed that...
  • Kansas fraternity expels 4 members for mocking Muslims

    A fraternity at the University of Kansas has kicked out four members who admitted involvement in a video posted on social media that mocks Muslims. Zeta Beta Tau chapter president Jason Finkelstein said Wednesday that the traditionally Jewish...
  • After Gray's death, how can I help?

    After Gray's death, how can I help?
    Recent events involving the death of Freddie Gray have demonstrated once again that this country has much progress still to make in upholding the rights of all its citizens, black and white and everything else along the spectrum of color. I have to...