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  • Muslim group: Tennessee lawmaker's Facebook post was racist

    The nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization on Wednesday urged Tennessee Republican leaders to repudiate what they consider a racist Facebook post by a GOP state lawmaker. Republican Rep. Sheila Butt's Facebook post said, "It is...
  • Diversity champ Dori J. Maynard changed American journalism

    When Dori J. Maynard was asked what her middle initial "J'' stood for, she didn't miss a beat in answering. "Journalism," she replied. Her middle name was really Judith, but the response was still appropriate. For Maynard, journalism wasn't just a...
  • Officer in gay pride parade incident speaks out

    A former Salt Lake City police officer who was put on leave and later resigned after he objected to riding in the motorcycle brigade at the front of last year's gay pride parade is speaking out against what he believes was a violation of his religious...
  • Arkansas panel rejects 'conscience-protection' measure

    A proposal to prevent state and local governments from infringing on a person's religious beliefs failed before an Arkansas legislative panel Wednesday after facing mounting criticism that it was an attempt to justify discriminating against gays and...
  • Robert B. Reich: We're all becoming independent contractors

    GM is worth around $60 billion and has more than 200,000 employees. Its front-line workers earn from $19 to $28.50 an hour, with benefits. Uber is estimated to be worth some $40 billion and has 850 full-time employees. Uber also has 163,000 drivers (as...
  • Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

    The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria. They abducted at least 70 Christians — many of them women and children — while...
  • We're all becoming independent contractors

    We're all becoming independent contractors
    GM is worth around $60 billion and has more than 200,000 employees. Its front-line workers earn from $19 to $28.50 an hour, with benefits. Uber is estimated to be worth some $40 billion and has 850 full-time employees. Uber also has 163,000 drivers...
  • NC considers exempting some from gay-marriage duties

    Some North Carolina lawmakers say court officials should be exempt from carrying out duties related to marrying gay couples because of their religious beliefs. They have introduced a measure in response to federal judges overturning the state's gay-...
  • NC considers exempting some from performing gay weddings

    Some North Carolina lawmakers are convinced that court officials should be exempt from having to perform same-sex weddings or issue marriage licenses to gays because of the workers' religious beliefs. A Senate committee on Tuesday endorsed a measure...
  • Wal-Mart criticizes 'conscience protection' measure

    Wal-Mart on Tuesday criticized a "conscience protection" measure in the retail giant's home state that opponents say sanctions discrimination against gays and lesbians, while Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson also expressed concerns about the legislation. The...
  • I'm gay, and I want my kid to be gay

    I'm gay, and I want my kid to be gay
    I live in the liberal bubble of Park Slope, Brooklyn, where no yuppie would ever admit to wanting their kid to be anything in particular, other than happy. But more often than not, we define happiness as some variation on our own lives, or at least the...