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Discrimination

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  • Florida Senate Democrats push anti-discrimination bills

    Democrats in the Florida Senate say the state needs new anti-discrimination laws to protect gays, former felons and pregnant women. The senators also told a Tallahassee press conference Friday that they want mandatory paid sick leave for workers. The...
  • Va. AG: School boards can ban discrimination against gays

    Local school boards in Virginia have authority to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their anti-discrimination policies, according to the state's attorney general. Democrat Mark Herring's written opinion reverses one issued in 2002 by a...
  • Looking Out: Equality Maryland outlines legislative agenda

    Looking Out: Equality Maryland outlines legislative agenda
    Back in December, we outlined some of the legislative priorities that prominent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy groups in Maryland had identified for the 2015 legislative session. As we pointed out last month, Maryland has same-sex...
  • 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...
  • Flailing Kansas Gov. Brownback Turns To Homophobia

    Flailing Kansas Gov. Brownback Turns To Homophobia
    By now, you might have heard about the latest political firestorm out of Kansas. Gov. Sam Brownback, a conservative Republican, issued an executive order rescinding protections for state workers who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Brownback...
  • LGBT travelers face some of the biggest challenges

     LGBT travelers face some of the biggest challenges
    As a white heterosexual American male, there are certain things — OK, plenty of things — I don't need to think twice about. One of them is travel. There obviously are places where being a white, heterosexual American male will work against...
  • Venture capitalist John Doerr testifies in Ellen Pao sex discrimination case

    SAN FRANCISCO Even one of the nation's most successful and respected venture capitalists and a champion of women in tech couldn't stop a broiling gender conflict inside his own firm from escalating to a sex discrimination lawsuit that has captured...
  • Malloy: Allow Workers To Compare Their Salaries

    HARTFORD — Companies should not be allowed to prevent their workers from talking about their own paychecks, Gov. Dannel Malloy said Thursday. Malloy is asking the legislature pass a bill that would outlaw prohibitions on comparing pay among co-...
  • Straight guy, gay urges and internalized homophobia

    Straight guy, gay urges and internalized homophobia
    Dear Anna, I enjoy your Friday column. I'm a somewhat happily married male with strong urges to go down on another male. Gay porn is a total turnoff, but I have gone down on a couple of guys and loved it. Kissing a guy, however, would make me ill....
  • Bishop Peggy A. Johnson: What the golden rule says about discrimination

    Bishop Peggy A. Johnson: What the golden rule says about discrimination
    As the bishop of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church, I believe that discrimination laws do not hinder religious freedom, contrary to the perspective in Dean Browning's Your View ("Freedom of speech, religion under attack by...
  • Keep government out of our bathrooms

    Keep government out of our bathrooms
    Especially if you're a woman, you know the scenario. You're at a gas station, restaurant or stadium and have to use the bathroom, badly. But when you reach the restroom, there's a line. A really long line. You look at the men's room and see no line. Are...