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Anti Discrimination Law

Lila Shapiro

Baseball Fans React To New Rules Against LGBT Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.18.2013 | Gay 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 07.23.2013 | Gay 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 06.14.2013 | Gay 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 05.15.2013 | Gay 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.

Puerto Rico To Consider Anti-Discrimination Bill In Upcoming Weeks

AP | Posted 01.16.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's legislature is expected to approve a long sought-after bill that would make it a crime to discriminate against ...

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 04.30.2012 | Gay 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 12.11.2011 | Gay 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 01.06.2012 | Gay 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Salt Lake City OKs Gay Rights Laws With Mormon Church's Support

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church for the first time has announced its support of gay rights legislation, an endorsement that helped gain unani...

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.