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  • In Maryland, smoking could cost you job

    In Maryland, smoking could cost you job
    Anyone who wants a job next year at Anne Arundel Medical Center — whether as a surgeon or security guard — will have to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco. The Annapolis hospital's new hiring policy might be controversial, but it is...
  • The cross-racial, cross-party push to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964

     The cross-racial, cross-party push to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    It is a measure of how desperately this country needed the 1964 Civil Rights Act that when John F. Kennedy finally proposed it in June 1963 — and when Lyndon B. Johnson signed it 50 years ago this week — only five of the 535 members of...
  • The roots of workplace gender bias

     The roots of workplace gender bias
    I may wear a tight-fitting Superman outfit to work each day, but that doesn't make me the Man of Steel. (It does, however, make me a frequent visitor to the human resources department — something about "inappropriate work attire.") The point is,...
  • Asian-Americans and the 1964 Civil Rights Act

    On the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, let's remember that it protected not just African-Americans. The legislation, enacted by Congress on July 2 of that year, broadly outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color and national...
  • Looking Out: Proud Whoppers, rainbow-clad Boy Scouts and more

    Looking Out: Proud Whoppers, rainbow-clad Boy Scouts and more
    Regular Gay Matters blogger Kevin Rector is on vacation, so I'll be filling in on this week's Looking Out and will do my best to bring you all the important LGBT news of the week. Comment below if I've left anything out. Here's the goods (and maybe some...
  • The bigotry of low expectations [Commentary]

    The bigotry of low expectations [Commentary]
    A very unsettling shadow is settling over the whole American educational endeavor. It's largely a consequence of the idea that every child should graduate from high school, be admitted to college and then graduate from college. In order to make that...
  • Gay rights groups wary of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling

    Gay rights groups wary of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling
    Gay rights groups voiced cautious optimism Tuesday that this week's Supreme Court decision exempting some corporations from offering contraceptive coverage for female workers will not trigger a widespread assault on same-sex benefits or anti-...
  • The God Squad: Sterling scandal invites thoughts on diversity

    Q: I'm writing today about race. I'm a member of an organization that tries to reduce racism in our community, so I'm quite sensitive to this issue. In light of the NBA/Donald Sterling fiasco, I felt compelled to write. Fortunately, the NBA took...
  • Clippers sponsors slow to return despite NBA ban of Donald Sterling

    Clippers sponsors slow to return despite NBA ban of Donald Sterling
    The NBA has banned L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, but that's not good enough for many advertisers and sponsors. Nearly 20 brands suspended or terminated their sponsorships of the Clippers after the release of a recording in which...
  • Sports and religion can be powerful forces against bigotry

    Q: I'm writing today about race. I'm a member of an organization that tries to reduce racism in our community, so I'm quite sensitive to this issue. In light of the NBA/Donald Sterling fiasco, I felt compelled to write. Fortunately, the NBA took...
  • Discrimination at SSA is not unique [Letter]

    Discrimination at SSA is not unique [Letter]
    As a long-time advocate for equal employment opportunity in the federal workplace, I applaud your recent article, "Report finds 'failure' in Social Security discrimination complaint process" (May 15) by John Fritze, which disclosed the recent audit of the...