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How Wikipedia Is Fighting Back Against Online Harassment

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.27.2017 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Did you know that 40% of internet users, and as many as 70% of younger users have personally experienced harassment online? And more than half of peo...

Sledgehammers and Rights: The Double Standards of the Religious Right

James Peron | Posted 01.10.2017 | Queer Voices
James Peron

Dr. Paul Church tried to pretend his concerns were "medical" in nature because the gay "lifestyle" is deadly. Oddly, he accompanied this with quotes from the Bible -- hardly a source of medical wisdom.

Marriage Equality Must Be Truly Equal

ACLU of Washington | Posted 11.24.2016 | Queer Voices
ACLU of Washington

Bouncing back after you've been discriminated against takes resilience and support. Ever since the incident, we've reminded ourselves and each other to ignore negative comments people make and stand for our rights and the rights of others.

Addressing the Reality of Latina Women and Other Vulnerable Workers

P. David Lopez | Posted 10.30.2016 | Latino Voices
P. David Lopez

It is imperative that companies are held accountable when such illegal and morally reprehensible conduct occurs in the workplace. That is why discrimination against immigrant and other vulnerable workers is a top enforcement priority for EEOC.

How Laramie's LGBT Decision Awakens Us

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 05.17.2016 | Good News
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

After 17 years of dogmatic slumber and denial over the grisly murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, Laramie's City Council passed the state's first broad LGBT protection ordinance.

The Gay Conspiracy to Destroy Christianity -- Really!

James Peron | Posted 05.14.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

The ancient, bland doyen of the religious Right, Phyllis Schlafly -- an anti-feminist, anti-gay mother of a gay son -- has been wheeled out yet again to pontificate about "Cakegate," that sad attempt by daft conservatives to turn cakes into the last battle of the culture war.

Huckabee, Gay People, Finger Food and Logic

Steve Sanders | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics
Steve Sanders

Twenty-one states have chosen to democratically enact laws forbidding discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, but no state has enacted laws forcing Jewish delis to serve bacon-wrapped shrimp. Is there is a reason?

Mormon Church's New LGBT Stance Draws Mixed Response From Gay Mormons

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.29.2015 | Religion

Peter Harrison was rushing to class Tuesday morning when he noticed a flurry of activity on his Facebook feed. Senior leaders of The Church of Jesu...

The Mormon Church Comes Out In Favor Of LGBT Rights -- Kind Of

The Associated Press | BRADY McCOMBS and RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 01.28.2015 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church announced a campaign Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from di...

Sign a Contract, Lose Your Rights

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Fran Moreland Johns

A recent study showed that 94 percent of the time, in cases like these, the judgment goes in the company's favor. Appeal? There is none. The decision is binding, and I have signed away my right to appeal -- that's also in the fine print.

Lila Shapiro

Baseball Fans React To New Rules Against LGBT Discrimination | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK -- A handful of fans attending the Major League Baseball All-Star Fanfest convention on Tuesday paused briefly from trying on MLB batting glo...

Why Do We Defend Discrimination?

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

Why the rush to justify and defend those who demand that their anti-gay prejudice be accommodated? If you think there's a difference, then what you're saying is that homophobic bigotry is somehow nobler or more acceptable than racism and anti-Semitism. And that's appalling.

Lawrence v. Texas: When LGBT Americans Became Recognized as Second Class Citizens

Ariel Wengroff | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ariel Wengroff

While there's no argument that progress is being made, many argue that the parameters around LGBT discrimination, particularly gender identity, are still unclear.

Rhode Island's Dangerous Dance on the Anti-Gay Cliff

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

For nearly 50 years now, this country has firmly held onto the belief that for-profit entities cannot discriminate against protected classes in ordinary commercial transactions. That principle must not now be undermined.

L.A. School Districts Slow To Acknowledge State's Anti-Gay Bullying Law

Posted 08.28.2012 | Education

A California law requiring school districts to update their anti-harassment and anti-bullying policies has been seemingly ignored by five Long Beach a...

'Landmark' Ruling Deems Transgender Employees Protected Under Anti-Discrimination Laws

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In what has been hailed as a "landmark" move, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled Monday that employers which discriminates against...

WATCH: Pennsylvania Township's LGBT Rights Ordinance Concerns Residents Over Transgender People's Restroom Use

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Pennsylvania township's decision to pass an ordinance to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation has been hailed as a victory for the are...

Michigan Pastor Becomes Unlikely LGBT Advocate

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Michigan pastor has become an unlikely advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights after urging his municipality to adopt laws...

Supreme Court To Weigh Churches' Hiring Rights

Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday (Oct. 5.) will hear one of most important religion cases in...

Amanda Terkel

Tennessee Anti-Gay Bill Would Roll Back Civil Rights Protections | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Haslam signed the bill into law Monday evening. WASHINGTON -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) must decide by June 1 whether to sign legislat...

Family Research Council Using Fraudulent Pamphlet in Anti-Gay Ad

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

The Family Research Council is speaking against broadening an anti-discrimination ordinance in Holland, MI. How the organization has chosen to do so is raising alarm.

Before the U.S. Civil Rights Laws: Anti-Discrimination Action in New York State

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lawrence Wittner

Rand Paul is quite right. Anti-discrimination laws do turn the tables on businessmen, who find that they can no longer mistreat employees and customers on the basis of race or gender.

Xu Zhiyong and What His Detention Means for Rule of Law in China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

The Chinese Communist Party is unified by one principle: to remain in power. Any organized effort, even if within the confines of the law, will be viewed as a threat to the CCP's authority.

Calling for a New Era of Civil Rights Enforcement

Paula B. Mays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula B. Mays

As early as 2004 a report found that the government's enforcement of civil rights cases -- an extremely rare event under all recent presidents -- sharply declined during the Bush years.

James Dobson's Toilet Politics

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

How does a transvestite go to the toilet? I don't mean anatomically. I mean locationally, as in to which bathroom? I never thought about it until Focus on the Family began battling Colorado's new anti-discrimination bill.