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  • Using religion as an excuse for anti-gay discimination

    To the editor: If businesses are allowed to rebuff same-sex couples on religious grounds, how will we handle it? Will the businesses that choose not to serve gay and lesbian couples put up signs saying "Gays and lesbians not served here"? ("Should...
  • More allegations surface in Newport News Industrial Corp. race discrimination case

    More allegations surface in Newport News Industrial Corp. race discrimination case
    More than two dozen current and former workers have been added to a race discrimination lawsuit against Newport News Industrial Corp. The original lawsuit, filed by eight workers in September, contends that workers at the company — a division of...
  • Discrimination lawsuit dismissed after city reaches settlement with police officer

    A federal discrimination lawsuit against the city of Glendale was dismissed last week after the city reached a settlement with the police officer. John Balian was one of five Armenian-American Glendale police officers who filed a joint lawsuit in 2010...
  • Lawmakers urge S.F. archbishop to withdraw teacher morality clauses

    Lawmakers urge S.F. archbishop to withdraw teacher morality clauses
    Eight state lawmakers on Tuesday urged San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone to withdraw the "morality clauses" he unveiled this month in a handbook for high school teachers, and to reverse his intention to redefine teachers as "ministers" in...
  • Utah lawmakers: LGBT anti-discrimination, religious rights compromise could emerge next week

    LGBT advocates in Utah are more optimistic than ever they can pass a statewide anti-discrimination law this year now that the Mormon church has made a national appeal for such measures. But nobody is saying exactly how they'll craft legislation to...
  • Kutztown University settles former professor's sex-discrimination claim

    Kutztown University settles former professor's sex-discrimination claim
    A former Kutztown University professor has settled claims that he was fired from a tenure-track position because he is a man. Under terms of the settlement, finalized last month and obtained by The Morning Call under the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law,...
  • Letter: Bill to allow discrimination based on religious beliefs misguided

    I see some Christians want a law in Indiana where businesses can apply "deeply held religious beliefs" as a pretext to refuse to serve selected persons. Perhaps they have confused their understanding of Christian behavior with what is accepted behavior in...
  • In Theory: Should religious institutions that receive public money have hiring practices open to all?

    State lawmakers in Indiana are considering a bill that would allow religious institutions that receive government contracts to make hiring decisions based on religion, according to the Indianapolis Star. The bill would allow religious-affiliated...
  • Sally Luther: Trailblazer fought discrimination, inspired many

    Sally Luther: Trailblazer fought discrimination, inspired many
    Her last elected office was secretary on the board of Villa Dora Condominiums in Mount Dora, a position she held until her death from leukemia on Feb. 3 at the age of 96. But back in 1951, 33-year-old Sally Luther was the only woman in the Minnesota...
  • If Kansas can pull LGBT protections, can I eat a bald eagle?

     If Kansas can pull LGBT protections, can I eat a bald eagle?
    Secondhand bong smoke from neighboring Colorado seems to be causing the governor of Kansas to behave erratically. How else to explain Gov. Sam Brownback's recent decision to issue an executive order removing protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and...
  • Indiana Statehouse bills keep the faith

    Indiana Statehouse bills keep the faith
    Critics say the religious freedom bills wending their way through the General Assembly won't have a prayer in the courts. But supporters on the social conservative side of the aisle turn the other cheek to doubters. And a group of legal scholars is on...