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Non Discrimination

Don't Let Seoul's Mayor Buckle to Homophobia and Transphobia

Andy Marra | Posted 12.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Andy Marra

As mayor, Mr. Park halted the enactment of Seoul's Charter of Human Rights for the city's upcoming observance of Human Rights Day. Why? The Charter included a provision stating support for non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Fox News Is Trying to Kill Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance

Carlos Maza | Posted 10.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Carlos Maza

Fox News helped turn a bogus story about subpoenas sent to a handful of Houston pastors into a national rallying cry for religious liberty. Now the network is helping promote an event that will pit some of the country's most extreme anti-LGBT voices against the city's nondiscrimination ordinance.

Ending Domestic Partner Benefits "Unbearable Crisis" for Lesbian Couple in Pennsylvania

Sue Kerr | Posted 08.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

Eileen Halloran has knee replacement surgery scheduled for late August and will have to schedule a hysterectomy soon afterwards. She and her partner, an employee of Allegheny County, have carefully coordinated their respective health needs and recuperation periods. But now their careful plans for their health and their relationship are now up in the air.

Dear PA: Keep Domestic Partner Benefits Until We Have Statewide Non-Discrimination Protection

Sue Kerr | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

Don't punish us because the Commonwealth hasn't done the work of creating an equal playing ground. Don't force us to get married. That's not why these families went to court and it is not what marriage equality is supposed to create.

Why Honduran Election Fraud Is an LGBT Issue

Jack Harrison-Quintana | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Jack Harrison-Quintana

We were invited among the many groups serving as monitors in hopes that these elections would not be plagued by the rigging and fraud that were seen in the 2009 sham. Unfortunately what my queer colleagues and I saw was anything but free and fair.

Beltway Battle Over Patients' Rights to Integrative Medicine and Health

John Weeks | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

At stake is the meaning and potential revocation of "non-discrimination in health care," Section 2706 of the Affordable Care Act. The requirement is due to become law in January 2014.

Non-Discrimination: A 'Big Honking Lawsuit' to Advance Integrative Medicine and Health?

John Weeks | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

The avenue merits vigilance and serious exploration as we roll toward January 1, 2014, when the era of nondiscrimination in health care officially begins.

What the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights Means for Workplace Gender Diversity

Chloe Poynton | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Chloe Poynton

Are there any concrete steps corporations can take to help counteract inequalities between men and women in the workplace? Companies can start to address the problem of gender discrimination by following these four steps.

Tennessee Guv Vetoes Bill Targeting College Religious Groups

AP | Posted 07.02.2012 | College

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam plans to veto a measure that tried to force Vanderbilt University to exempt student religious grou...

Non-Discrimination Policies Do Not Threaten Religious Freedom

Marcus Luther | Posted 05.30.2012 | College
Marcus Luther

While defenders of student religious groups have used rhetoric such as "faith-based qualifications" and "religious freedom," it's time for us to throw aside the axiomatic sugarcoating.

Belief Alone Is No Basis for Public Policy

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Conservatives have spent generations accusing liberals of moral relativism and "anything goes" indulgence in their feelings or whims. But is a belief any less arbitrary of a foundation for the giving or taking away of people's rights?

Everyone Should Be Aware Of Their Inalienable Human Rights

Shulamith Koenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shulamith Koenig

Allow me humbly to ask you to walk with me into this discourse about human rights as a way of life, slowly and thoughtfully.