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  • New York attorney general warns Boy Scouts on discrimination

    New York's attorney general's office wrote this week to the Boy Scouts of America nationally, advising that state and city laws prohibit hiring discrimination based on sexual orientation. The letter from Civil Rights Bureau Chief Kristen Clarke to...
  • High schoolers face backlash after 'Anti-Gay Day'

    High schoolers face backlash after 'Anti-Gay Day'
    A group of students at McGuffey High School in Pittsburgh caused a stir when they planned an "Anti-Gay Day" by wearing matching T-shirts and writing "anti-gay" on their hands, according to WPXI. The "Anti-Gay Day" was held in response to the...
  • Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. dies at 70; cardiac surgery innovator, activist

    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. dies at 70; cardiac surgery innovator, activist
    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., the first surgeon to successfully implant an automatic defibrillator in a human and a civil rights activist who helped open the doors of John Hopkins University School of Medicine to minority students, has died at the age of 70....
  • Macedonian police say border watchtower attacked

    Macedonian police said Tuesday that a group of about 40 people wearing uniforms of the disbanded ethnic Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army, or UCK, have attacked a police watchtower in Gosince on the country's northern border with Kosovo. Police spokesman...
  • Just who is paying women less, and how?

    Just who is paying women less, and how?
    In reference to the April 19 article by Lorraine Mirabella about gender-based pay disparities ("Gender-based pay disparities persist in Maryland"): Society is well aware there's a pay gap problem. Now it's time to concentrate on a fix, like pay scales. To...
  • Purdue faculty urge repeal of religious objections law

    Purdue University faculty leaders are calling on the General Assembly to repeal a law that sparked boycotts and protests amid fears it would allow discrimination against gays and others. The University Senate passed a resolution Monday seeking a repeal...
  • Nonprofit hopes $25,000 prize lures L.A. schools' District 5 voters

    Nonprofit hopes $25,000 prize lures L.A. schools' District 5 voters
    A nonprofit voter group has a plan to turn around traditionally abysmal turnout for a key election to the Los Angeles Board of Education: It's going to pay one lucky voter $25,000. Those who cast ballots in the race for District 5 in the May 19 election...
  • Olympic chief: No 'political interference' in rules of sport

    The president of the International Olympic Committee warned Wednesday against "political interference" in the universal rules of sport that can undermine the core principles of fair play, tolerance and non-discrimination. Thomas Bach told the U.N....
  • Rubio, Clinton and cheating teachers: Rant

    Rubio, Clinton and cheating teachers: Rant
    Republicans would have more credibility if they stopped denying climate change, supporting Christian law for our nation and siding with the wealthiest among us on every economic issue. Christophobes are demanding Christians be consigned to the closet....
  • Rising partisanship among voters is 'nationalizing' local politics

    One of the oldest cliches on American elections, attributed to the late House Speaker Thomas P. "Tip" O’Neill, holds that “all politics is local.” Not anymore. Indeed, just the opposite holds true: Increasingly, politics has become...
  • Attorney General says fertility law for same-sex couples may discriminate against straight ones

    Attorney General says fertility law for same-sex couples may discriminate against straight ones
    A law passed this session to end discrimination against lesbian couples seeking advanced fertility treatments in Maryland may have "inadvertently" introduced discrimination against straight couples, according to Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh....