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  • Here's why Indiana's law is nothing like Jim Crow laws

    By Jonah Goldberg "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...
  • In a word: bigot

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  BIGOT On Saturday, images started cropping up on my Facebook...
  • 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...
  • Two LAPD officers awarded $4 million in discrimination lawsuit

    Two LAPD officers awarded $4 million in discrimination lawsuit
    Two Los Angeles police officers have been awarded nearly $4 million after suing the LAPD alleging discrimination and retaliation after the fatal shooting of an unarmed, autistic man in 2010. After deliberating for nearly three days, a Los Angeles County...
  • 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...
  • Gov. Rauner, gay rights advocates find common ground

    Gov. Rauner, gay rights advocates find common ground
    Putting election-year hostilities behind them, gay rights advocates said they emerged from a meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner with a pledge the Republican will strictly enforce anti-discrimination laws and hope that he'll also support their top...
  • The Latest: Complex shades of 'Race'; 'Spirit' soars

    The Latest: Complex shades of 'Race'; 'Spirit' soars
    Sites of Race David Theo Goldberg and Susan Searls Giroux Polity Press; 208 pages Now that Barack Obama is president, with all the compromises and limits that that job entails, it's easy to forget the exhilaration we felt when the 2008 voting...
  • Religious conservatives are the targets of discrimination, lawyer says

    Religious conservatives are the targets of discrimination, lawyer says
    Jordan Lorence is a veteran attorney who in 2006 represented a female photographer in one of the cases widely cited in the “religious freedom" law debate this week. From his office in Washington, he has watched the events in Indiana and Arkansas...
  • When not providing service isn't discrimination

    When not providing service isn't discrimination
    Clocking in at fewer than 30 words, the letter from Chris Norby of Fullerton was the shortest in Thursday's paper — and it was also the most talked-about among our readers. Reacting to Indiana's religious freedom law, Norby asked a simple question...
  • Arkansas, Indiana governors sign amended religious freedom laws

    Arkansas, Indiana governors sign amended religious freedom laws
    The governors of Arkansas and Indiana on Thursday quickly signed revised versions of their respective religious freedom laws, hoping to quell a national uproar that united business leaders and gay rights activists who fought the measures as potentially...
  • 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...