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Discrimination

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  • Fail at your marriage, lose your job

    Fail at your marriage, lose your job
    Three years ago the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that religious organizations enjoy a “ministerial exception” from laws against employment discrimination. That case involved a teacher fired by a Lutheran school that had classified her as...
  • Language barriers persist in Pa.'s district courts, survey finds

    Language barriers persist in Pa.'s district courts, survey finds
    Pennsylvania's frontline courts lack consistency in providing interpreters and other services to people whose first language isn't English, a Temple University law school survey shows. About a third of the courts sometimes rely on friends and family...
  • Former Bethlehem health director settles suit over firing

    Former Bethlehem health director settles suit over firing
    Bethlehem's former health director Judith Maloney and her attorney will receive $25,000 under a settlement with the city in her lawsuit that alleged she was fired for filing a discrimination complaint. Maloney, who was fired in 2013 following a series...
  • Should religion give businesses an excuse to not serve gay couples?

    Should religion give businesses an excuse to not serve gay couples?
    There is strong support for gay marriage in the United States, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, but there is even stronger support for allowing businesses to deny services to same-sex couples on religious grounds. Americans favor same-sex...
  • Police officers can learn to manage their prejudices

    Police officers can learn to manage their prejudices
    Many communities are trying to come to terms with the deaths of African-American males, ranging from a 12-year-old child to grown men, at the hands of police officers. Some of these incidents were complicated situations with multiple causes, however, it...
  • Texas lawmakers introducing measures to roll back advances for gay rights

    AUSTIN, Texas Socially conservative lawmakers are pushing back against marriage victories by gays and lesbians in federal court and moves by Dallas, Plano and other cities to broaden anti-discrimination measures. Junior Republicans in the GOP-led Texas...
  • Getting anti-Semitism wrong at the United Nations

    Getting anti-Semitism wrong at the United Nations
    You have to hand it to the United Nations, I guess. It's hard to think of another body that would organize a special meeting on the subject of rising anti-Semitism with anti-Semites not just in attendance, but making speeches as well. The Jan. 22...
  • City task force gauging heroin treatment needs

    City task force gauging heroin treatment needs
    Baltimore's heroin task force begins its work. All around us, people struggle daily with problems brought on by substance use disorders — in rural, suburban and urban communities, including in Baltimore. The human, financial and emotional costs...
  • What to do? Some questions and answers about handling measles concerns in the workplace

    A boss who's worried about an outbreak of measles in the workplace needs to tread lightly. Reports of a growing number of measles cases have employers wondering what they should be doing. But federal and state laws can limit their ability to require...
  • Dean Browning: Freedom of speech, religion under attack by many in U.S.

    Dean Browning: Freedom of speech, religion under attack by many in U.S.
    At our nation's founding, the rallying cry was "no taxation without representation." This succinctly expressed the idea that the consent of the governed was an absolute prerequisite to any substantive government action. Last year, a U.S. District...
  • I'm Never Going To Be One Of The Guys

    I'm Never Going To Be One Of The Guys
    I am a very strong tennis player and, as a sixth- and seventh-grader, I played on both the girls and boys middle school and varsity teams at my school. When playing other schools, I had a great record as a sixth-grader and only lost one match to a...