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  • Catholics, Africans, gays and the race card

    Catholics, Africans, gays and the race card
    The Roman Catholic Synod of Bishops that ended over the weekend was a remarkable exercise in transparency, with liberal and conservative prelates openly sparring over whether the church should adopt a more welcoming approach to gays and to Catholics who...
  • What opportunity? Nordic equality fails to infiltrate corporate club

    STOCKHOLM/OSLO/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - When it comes to equality at home and in the political arena, Nordic countries have long outperformed the rest of the world. But a look at their blue-chip companies reveals a gaping hole in the picture. Of nearly 100...
  • Jac Wilder VerSteeg: Want women in power? South Florida's the place

    Jac Wilder VerSteeg: Want women in power?  South Florida's the place
    I write in praise of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, even though I will vote against her. I write in praise of Florida Senate candidate Ellyn Bogdanoff, even though I hope incumbent Sen. Maria Sachs defeats her. A brave Muslim girl whose full name I...
  • Whittier's voting system shift is better for Latinos, but not ideal

    Whittier's voting system shift is better for Latinos, but not ideal
    Last year, the city of Whittier was sued under California's Voting Rights Act. Roughly half of the city's registered voters are Latino — yet, in its 116-year history, only one Latino has been elected to the five-member City Council. None have been...
  • Districts drawn to elect minorities may cost Democrats control of House

    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. Black residents of this small southeast Florida town like their congressman. Rep. Alcee Hastings looks like them. He understands them. "If the person has the same race as you, I think they care about you more. They understand where...
  • Latinos, angry with Obama, may sit out midterm vote, hurting Democrats

    Latinos, angry with Obama, may sit out midterm vote, hurting Democrats
    Leaving church on a recent Sunday, Jose Trujillo paused to consider the upcoming midterm election and two of the hottest Senate and gubernatorial races in the country, blazing away right here in Georgia. Trujillo hasn't paid much attention to either...
  • Catholic LGBT activists urge inclusiveness as Vatican meetings end

    Catholic LGBT activists urge inclusiveness as Vatican meetings end
    About 30 Catholics shivered in the chilly Sunday afternoon air as they prayed the rosary on the sidewalk in front of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The group — a collection of lesbian, gay,...
  • Unprecedented amount of 'dark money' fuels midterm races

    Unprecedented amount of 'dark money' fuels midterm races
    In Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, crowded with attack ads from both sides, one group has spent millions praising Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as a friend of the state's coal industry and flaying his Democratic challenger for cashing checks from...
  • Downey Unified School District settles transgender discrimination claim

    A California school district settled a claim Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights that alleged officials discriminated against a transgender elementary school student. The Downey Unified School District agreed, among...
  • Catholics and gays, Hitt and Ebola: Letters

    Catholics and gays, Hitt and Ebola: Letters
    Catholics welcome gays I am happy to hear the Catholic Church is facing reality and acknowledging the existence, within society — and, presumably, within the clergy itself — of halfway-decent gay people ("Vatican moves to welcome gays,"...
  • Homeowner association manager is flirting with sexual harassment suit

    Question: Our homeowner association has dozens of employees and one female manager-agent. Dozens have complained of her overly flirtatious and seductive behavior, in that she "comes on" to their fathers, husbands, sons and boyfriends. Others complain of...