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  • California judges barred from Boy Scouts over anti-gay discrimination

    California judges barred from Boy Scouts over anti-gay discrimination
    California judges will no longer be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts organization after the state Supreme Court voted this week to eliminate an exception to a rule that bars jurists from being a part of discriminatory organizations. The Boy...
  • State high court's vote affecting Scout affiliation stirs debate anew

    When the California Supreme Court voted last week to prohibit state judges from belonging to nonprofit youth organizations that practice discrimination, Julia Kelety was not surprised. The issue, which had been roiling through the legal community for...
  • Southern Baptist leaders' call for integrated churches may not be heard by congregants

    Leaders in nation's largest Protestant denomination are preaching that integrated churches can be a key driver of racial justice in society. But that could be a hard sell to those sitting in Southern Baptist Convention congregations. The Rev. Russell...
  • California bars judges from Boy Scouts membership

    California bars judges from Boy Scouts membership
    California's Supreme Court voted Friday to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays. The court said its seven justices unanimously voted to heed a recommendation by its ethics advisory...
  • Atlanta fire chief fired after calling gays 'vile' claims religious bias

    The former Atlanta fire chief, who was dismissed by the city’s mayor this month after writing a book in which he said homosexuality is “vile,” has filed a federal discrimination complaint against the city in a case that is testing the...
  • Peninsula Fine Arts Center offers revealing showcase for African-American art

    Sift through the world of contemporary African-American art for even a short time and you can't help but be struck by one of its most defining features. Time is no object in this far-sighted realm, where even new work is likely to have one foot...
  • Rauner keeps human rights chief under Blagojevich, Quinn

    Rauner keeps human rights chief under Blagojevich, Quinn
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner announced late Friday that he would keep Rocco Claps, the first openly gay state agency director, as head of the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Claps was first appointed to the post in 2003 under now-imprisoned ex-Gov....
  • Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case

    Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case
    Lawyers who launched a fair-lending case in Baltimore against Wells Fargo that ended with a $175 million settlement three years ago had an effective weapon: a federal legal standard recognizing discrimination by effect as well as intent. Housing...
  • Federal judge strikes down gay-marriage ban in Alabama

    Alabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Callie V.S. Granade ruled in favor of two Mobile women who sued to...
  • Can a baker refuse to make an anti-gay cake?

    Can a baker refuse to make an anti-gay cake?
    High school debaters call it a turnaround: when one team manages to redeploy an argument made by the other team right back at them. A beauty of a turnaround is now being wielded by those who say ┬ábusiness owners with religious objections shouldn’t...
  • GOP heavyweights gather in Iowa to woo voters

    DES MOINES, Iowa For months, the 2016 Republican presidential race has been dominated by the "invisible primary" scramble for the backing of the party's donor class. On Saturday, it goes grass roots. At least eight likely candidates will give their...