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Discrimination

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  • Gay rights activists in uproar over Arizona 'religious freedom' bill

    Gay rights activists in uproar over Arizona 'religious freedom' bill
    TUCSON -- Say a gay couple in Phoenix walks into a bakery to order their wedding cake. The baker refuses to take their order because of his deeply held religious beliefs. Under a measure that passed the Arizona Legislature this week, the baker would...
  • Obama to award Medal of Honor to 24 after discrimination review

    Obama to award Medal of Honor to 24 after discrimination review
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will seek to right a historical wrong next month when he awards two dozen veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam — including 17 Latinos — the Medal of Honor after a lengthy Pentagon review into racial...
  • Is it the 1950s? Arizona's Legislature wants to legalize prejudice

    Is it the 1950s? Arizona's Legislature wants to legalize prejudice
    Reading the latest news out of Arizona on gay rights brings an image to mind: Jim Crow. The Arizona Legislature on Thursday approved a law that would allow a business owner to refuse service to a gay customer if doing so would violate the practice of...
  • Single mothers-to-be and gays fight firings from Catholic school jobs

    Single mothers-to-be and gays fight firings from Catholic school jobs
    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...
  • The U.N. goes too far in faulting the Vatican for its theology

    The U.N. goes too far in faulting the Vatican for its theology
    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...
  • IOC leader open to including 'sexual orientation' in Olympic charter

    IOC leader open to including 'sexual orientation' in Olympic charter
    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. Thomas Bach,...
  • Man dies in India following alleged racial-tinged attack

    Man dies in India following alleged racial-tinged attack
    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. Tania was...
  • West Hollywood gay bar bans lawmakers deemed anti-gay

    West Hollywood gay bar bans lawmakers deemed anti-gay
    If you’re a state legislator from Arizona or Kansas, there’s a good chance you’re banned from one popular West Hollywood gay bar. The Abbey Food and Bar this week banned “every legislator in any state that votes for bills to...
  • Transgender study looks at 'exceptionally high' suicide-attempt rate

    Transgender study looks at 'exceptionally high' suicide-attempt rate
    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,...
  • Vikings' Mike Priefer denies allegations by former punter Chris Kluwe

    Vikings' Mike Priefer denies allegations by former punter Chris Kluwe
    Minnesota special teams coach Mike Priefer denied former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe's allegations Thursday that he made homophobic comments and discriminated against the player for his pro-gay rights stances while he was with the team. "I vehemently...
  • Relax. Rose Parade gay marriage float is not the apocalypse

    Relax. Rose Parade gay marriage float is not the apocalypse
    There go the gays again. It’s not enough that they have the right to marry in 18 states. It’s not enough that they can openly serve in the military after being forced to live in the shadows. Now they have to go and rub their gay family...