| Apr 9, 2015
| 8:56 AM
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Scam alert: Last week, I got a call from a woman who said she was from Publisher's Clearing House'...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 3:00 AM
"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....
| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:45 PM
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,...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 8:38 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 6:54 PM
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.
| Feb 17, 2015
| 10:08 AM
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...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 12:41 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 3:55 PM
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...