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  • Macotte's legal problems deepen with sixth suit filed by employee

    Macotte's legal problems deepen with sixth suit filed by employee
    A Mascotte utility department employee became the sixth person to sue her employer last week after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled there is "reasonable cause" to believe managers harassed her because she is black. Alana Wilson, who...
  • Hallandale city attorney alleges racial discrimination after commissioner threatens her job

    Hallandale city attorney alleges racial discrimination after commissioner threatens her job
    In the wake of Commissioner Keith London's threat to push for the termination of City Attorney Lynn Whitfield, she has accused him of discrimination based on gender and race. Whitfield, who has hired an attorney to represent her, also accused London...
  • Ex-Atlanta fire chief files suit, says he's victim of religious bias

    The Atlanta fire chief who was fired last month after publishing a book that referred to homosexuality as "vile" and compared same-sex relationships to bestiality has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the city and Mayor Kasim Reed, claiming...
  • Abe lays down constitutional barrier to gay marriage in Japan

    TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has fought to alter Japan's constitution on matters of security, is less eager to oppose its principles when it comes to same-sex marriage. Changing the charter to allow gay marriage would require "extremely...
  • APNewsBreak: Feds say Wal-Mart was biased against lesbians

    A federal agency says Wal-Mart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered "a just resolution" for violating her civil rights. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ordered the retail...
  • Lewis W. Diuguid: Obama needs to address issues people of color face

    In his final term as president, Barack Obama has spent more time and energy voicing the concerns of minorities. It's what people of color have wanted him to do since 2008, when he became the first African-American elected to the Oval Office. Events of...
  • Racist Letters Found At Bridgeport Police Department

    Racist Letters Found At Bridgeport Police Department
    BRIDGEPORT — A threatening letter that disparages black police officers has been found stuffed in mailboxes at a police department. State police are investigating the unsigned letter, which is on Bridgeport Police Department letterhead and...
  • Pediatrician wouldn't care for baby with 2 moms

    DETROIT Sitting in the pediatrician's office with their 6-day-old daughter, the two moms couldn't wait to meet the doctor they had picked out months before. The Roseville, Mich., pediatrician one of many they had interviewed seemed the perfect fit: She...
  • Laura Jane Grace's 'True' detecting

    Laura Jane Grace's 'True' detecting
    "Transgender Dysphoria Blues," the new album from Against Me!, is a chronicle of the band's singer, Laura Jane Grace, as she battles depression, suicidal thoughts and the courage to out herself as a transgender woman to her wife, daughter and bandmates....
  • Panel backs bill to ease gender switch on birth certificates

    Mika Inoue was in college when she faced some of the scariest threats against her life as a transgender woman. One roommate in her dormitory at the University of Hawaii at Hilo put poisonous spiders in her bed, and another wrote a death threat and...
  • Some Ala. counties refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses

    Gays and lesbians can marry in a majority of Alabama counties, but at least one-fourth of probate judges are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, or have shut down marriage license operations altogether out of uncertainty over what...