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  • The shame of Indiana's new 'religious freedom' law

    The shame of Indiana's new 'religious freedom' law
    I have a few basic rules when it comes to laws. 1) If you have to emphatically reassure citizens that your law won’t result in discrimination, it might be a bad law. 2) If you speak out proudly about the importance of your law and it garners...
  • Indiana Gov. Pence defends religious objections law: 'This bill is not about discrimination'

    Indiana Gov. Pence defends religious objections law: 'This bill is not about discrimination'
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence vigorously defended the state religious objections bill that he signed into law Thursday as businesses and organizations including the NCAA pressed concerns that it could open the door to legalizing discrimination against gay...
  • Win or lose, discrimination suit is having an effect on Silicon Valley

    Win or lose, discrimination suit is having an effect on Silicon Valley
    She was a junior partner at one of Silicon Valley's most powerful venture capital firms. But was Ellen Pao a greedy underperformer? Or was she a victim of a sexist corporate culture? That's the choice confronting a jury in a trial that has riveted an...
  • When on one says 'Stop," racism and bigotry thrive

    What's changed in the 50 years between Bloody Sunday in Selma and the unfolding stories of racial harassment and police misconduct in Ferguson, San Francisco, New York and, last week, Fort Lauderdale? Some say, "Nothing." I say, "Quite a lot." As a...
  • In Theory: Thoughts on Utah's SB 296

    In a move that was hailed as a "milestone," Utah Gov. Gary Herbert this month signed into law SB 296, which, according to the Salt Lake Tribune, "gives Utah its first statewide nondiscrimination protections for the gay and transgender community while...
  • Bruce Jenner: Transgender advocates wary of spectacle taking shape

    Bruce Jenner: Transgender advocates wary of spectacle taking shape
    When Time magazine put actress Laverne Cox on its cover last year and proclaimed transgender rights as America’s next “civil rights frontier,” many activists sensed their fight was moving in the direction of acceptance. The video game...
  • Backlash against religious freedom laws helps gay rights in Indiana, Arkansas

    Backlash against religious freedom laws helps gay rights in Indiana, Arkansas
    What began 20 years ago as a bipartisan drive to protect the rights of people to follow their faith against an overbearing government erupted this week into a divisive dispute over gay rights and religious freedom. And the fracture can be traced back to...
  • Closing arguments underway in Ellen Pao gender discrimination trial

    Closing arguments underway in Ellen Pao gender discrimination trial
    Ellen Pao's heated gender discrimination trial against prestigious venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is drawing to a close, with each side taking final swipes Tuesday. During a full day of closing arguments, Pao's lawyer Alan Exelrod...
  • Donald P. Russo: Age discrimination victims often overlooked

    Donald P. Russo: Age discrimination victims often overlooked
    In 2008, the American people elected Barack Obama as president, amid high hopes and cheerful expectations that our country had finally gotten past the racial divisions that have haunted us for most of the nation's history. But then, we witnessed the...
  • Shop: Ban of those who nixed gay rights bill served purpose

    A worker-owner of a Fargo coffee shop who instituted a tongue-in-cheek ban on North Dakota lawmakers for opposing an anti-discrimination bill says the response has been "99.9 percent positive" and that he made his point, even if a few people didn't like...
  • China cracks down on women's-rights protesters

    The feisty young women had spoken out before — dressing up in wedding gowns smeared with fake blood to protest domestic violence and "occupying" men's restrooms to advocate for more toilet facilities for women. But in early March, as they were...