| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:05 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — A Newport Beach ordinance that restricts group homes for recovering addicts may have been motivated by illegal discrimination and may be challenged at trial, a federal appeals court ruled unanimously Friday.
The decision by the U....
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:49 PM
The committee charged with investigating discrimination complaints against elected officials at Los Angeles City Hall met Friday to begin its review of sexual harassment allegations filed against City Councilman Jose Huizar.
The Special Committee on...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Twitter lit up with denunciations of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently after he accused one of the candidates seeking to succeed him of running a “racist” campaign. But the case against Bloomberg was muddied when the magazine that...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:09 PM
A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wrongly fired a Muslim worker who insisted on wearing a head scarf.
The company violated anti-discrimination laws when it fired Hani Khan from its Hollister...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:39 PM
HOUSTON — Leaders of San Antonio, the second-largest city in Texas, approved a non-discrimination ordinance for gay and transgender residents this week over the objections of conservatives, who have vowed to keep up the fight.
Other Texas cities...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:48 PM
The reassuring story of desegregation in America has gotten a lot of play these last few years. Black migration to suburbs and an influx of immigrants, we're told, have relegated all-white neighborhoods to the ash heap of history. It’s “THE...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:22 PM
A Roman Catholic girls high school in Glendora has fired a teacher after he married his male partner and photos of the wedding were published in a local newspaper. According to St. Lucy's Priory High School, Ken Bencomo, who had taught at the school for...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The federal Fair Housing Act was passed 45 years ago, just one week after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Initially the law prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin or religion. Over the decades, it has been...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Lisa Jackson, the woman suing maligned Southern cook Paula Deen for racial discrimination and sexual harassment, has no standing as a victim of race, according to the federal judge overseeing her suit.
Jackson is white and was not directly discriminated...
| Aug 4, 2013
It has been less than six weeks since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark law that for five decades has protected this country's most basic democratic right. But it is already clear that the decision was...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:28 PM
LONDON -- The Bank of England swallowed its pride and overcame its perceived prejudice Wednesday by designating Jane Austen as the new face of the 10-pound note, bowing to public outrage over the possibility that only male historical figures would be...