| Feb 7, 2014
| 11:00 AM
A pregnant Montana teacher who alleges that she was fired from a Catholic middle school because she was not married has hired a law firm in the latest conflict between religious doctrine and shifting societal values.
Shaela Evenson, 36, was fired from...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:20 PM
A United Nations committee made headlines this week when it released a report criticizing the Vatican — a nation-state as well as the center of Roman Catholicism — for allowing priests to abuse tens of thousands of children over the years. The...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:15 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Speaking to reporters just days before the 2014 Sochi Games, the top Olympic official said he is open to adding language to the Olympic charter that specifically addresses discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:23 PM
NEW DELHI – He was a slight young man, who sported hipster eyeglasses and a wispy moustache. He had dyed his spiky hair blond, but that wasn’t the only thing that made college student Nido Tania stand out in the Indian capital.
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:02 AM
A whopping 41% of people who are transgender or gender-nonconforming have attempted suicide sometime in their lives, nearly nine times the national average, according to a sweeping survey released three years ago.
In a new study released Tuesday,...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:47 AM
A recent study released by Harvard Business School professors says black hosts on Airbnb typically charge lower fees than non-black hosts for similar properties, signaling the black hosts may be facing discrimination through the online service.
| Jan 14, 2014
Imagine the Dodgers have just won the pennant and are going to play the Yankees in the World Series. But the rules have changed: All games will be played in Yankee Stadium. And there are new umpires, hired and paid by the Yankees. With rules like that,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Meryl Streep is right.
At some point in his storied career, Walt Disney belonged to an anti-Semitic group and surely was sexist -- or a "gender bigot," as she put it Tuesday when she presented a National Board of Review award to Emma Thompson for her...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Mindy Kaling may love her Elle magazine cover, but Internet critics have called foul on the close-up shot, accusing the magazine, again, of “fat-ism” for cropping her curvy body out of the image.
Kaling’s cover is one of four for Elle&...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:41 PM
The highest-ranking woman in the history of the Los Angeles Fire Department has announced her retirement, leaving no female officers among the agency's top command staff of deputy and assistant chiefs.
The departure of Deputy Chief Roxanne V. Bercik...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 1:17 PM
The highest-ranking woman in the history of the Los Angeles Fire Department has announced her retirement, leaving no female officers among its top command staff of deputy and assistant chiefs.
The departure of Deputy Chief Roxanne V. Bercik comes as the...