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  • Alabama county halts all marriages after same-sex ruling

    Alabama county halts all marriages after same-sex ruling
    Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians. But advocates said they're not giving up...
  • Boynton Beach enacts civil-rights ordinance

    Boynton Beach enacts civil-rights ordinance
    Boynton Beach officials want people to know that their city is a tolerant city. That's why on Tuesday, the city approved a civil-rights ordinance that prohibits discrimination of Boynton Beach City residents because of "race, color, national origin,...
  • Transgender bathroom restrictions pass first hurdle

    Transgender bathroom restrictions pass first hurdle
    A bill that could force transgender people to use public facilities based on their gender at birth moved forward Wednesday. The Florida House's Civil Justice Subcommittee, on a 9-4 party line vote, approved a measure that sponsor Frank Artiles, R-Miami,...
  • Expulsions, Suspensions In Connecticut Run Along Racial, Gender Lines

    Expulsions, Suspensions In Connecticut Run Along Racial, Gender Lines
    The total number of expulsions and suspensions is down by 17 percent over the past five years, but the rate of sanctions against black and Hispanic students is substantially higher than that for white students, according to a report issued Wednesday by...
  • NYC survey to review diversity of arts groups' staff

    New York City plans to conduct a survey to determine the diversity of the boards and staffs of its cultural institutions. The Department of Cultural Affairs has commissioned the review, which will be conducted this summer. It will gather data on the...
  • Evangelical churches that embrace gay members pay a price

    Evangelical churches that embrace gay members pay a price
    A growing number of evangelical churches are openly accepting gay members -- but at a price. Many have seen their congregations shrink as members who believe homosexuality is banned by the Bible leave and take their financial support with them. The...
  • Racial, ethnic disparities persist in teen pregnancy rates

    WASHINGTON It's a problem once thought to be intractable, and yet pregnancy and birth rates for black and Latina teens have dropped precipitously in the past two decades at a much faster clip than that of white teens. Despite this, black and Latina girls...
  • Pilots turn up the volume on minority actors this season

    Pilots turn up the volume on minority actors this season
    ABC knew going in to the casting process for its drama pilot "Runner" that it was looking for a Latino leading man, as specified in the script. But the female lead role had no racial or ethnic specificity. Paula Patton, an African-American actress,...
  • Hispanic group seeks special prosecutor in police shooting

    A Hispanic group is calling for a special prosecutor in the case of an unarmed Mexican man who was killed by officers in Washington state after throwing rocks at cars and police. KNDU reports (http://bit.ly/1CAYgCG) that a in a letter Tuesday, the...
  • Gender is more than a term

    No doubt Richard Schultz’s remark regarding a lower salary for Hillary Rodham Clinton, should she become our next president, was in jest (“Madame President,” Letter to the Editor, March 4). Nevertheless, the gender pay gap is a sensitive...
  • Va. AG: School boards can ban discrimination against gays

    Local school boards in Virginia have authority to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their anti-discrimination policies, according to the state's attorney general. Democrat Mark Herring's written opinion reverses one issued in 2002 by a...