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  • Residents need to watch out for scam artists

    Speak Out is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at 312-222-2460. Scam alert: Last week, I got a call from a woman who said she was from Publisher's Clearing House'...
  • RFRA not like Jim Crow laws at all

    RFRA not like Jim Crow laws at all
    "It's the Jim Crow law of our time." That exact quote, or one very much like it, has come from the mouths of reporters, editorialists, activists, corporate CEOs and, of course, politicians, all because of Indiana's Religious Freedom and Restoration Act....
  • 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,...
  • An emotional verdict for jurors in Ellen Pao trial

    An emotional verdict for jurors in Ellen Pao trial
    She didn’t expect the trial to become a media circus. She’d never even heard of the plaintiff, Ellen Pao, or the defendant, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, before the first day of the trial. But Marshalette Ramsey, known...
  • Homophobic attacks increase in seemingly gay-friendly Brazil

    Homophobic attacks increase in seemingly gay-friendly Brazil
    Sheylla Lopes, a 19-year-old transgender woman, was walking down the street, talking on her cellphone when without warning a man came up from behind and slapped her in the face. Lopes says the daytime attack in central Sao Paulo, which knocked her phone...
  • 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...
  • To many, fat stigma makes obesity smell foul

    To many, fat stigma makes obesity smell foul
    Experimental subjects who were tricked into thinking they should smell something reported they smelled less pleasant odors when they viewed pictures of overweight and obese people than when they gazed at trim individuals, new research has found. The...
  • 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...
  • Desperate, a flailing governor 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 is...
  • 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...