| 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 28, 2013
| 7:27 PM
SACRAMENTO—Bills are cascading out of the Legislature in free-fall as lawmakers race to adjournment for the year, most measures headed for the governor with little debate.
It's the annual sprint to "do something" — to make a mark, regardless...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Paula Deen won the battle, but she may have lost the war: The discrimination lawsuit brought against her was dismissed Friday, but only after it devastated the multimillion-dollar career of one of the most popular icons of the food world.
| May 2, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Lily Collins is about to add a new leading role to her résumé: The “Mirror Mirror” actress is in negotiations ......
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Tony Kushner’s landmark achievements have been “Angels in America,” the epic 1992 stage play that showed humanly flawed gay men loving, honoring and cherishing each other amid the fear and horror of the 1980s AIDS crisis, and the...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:30 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Three California counties — Monterey, Yuba and Kings — will no longer have to seek federal approval to make changes in their election rules as a result of Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision striking down a key portion of...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:10 PM
I have read that there were gasps in the Supreme Court during arguments last February when Justice Antonin Scalia described the 1965 Voting Rights Act, one of the great achievements of the Civil Rights era, as a “racial entitlement.”
| May 18, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Vincent Kartheiser will swap his sharp suits for ruffles and coattails. The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis announced that the “Mad Men” star will play Mr. Darcy in its summer production of “Pride and Prejudice.”
The adaptation by...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Wet Seal will pay $7.5 million to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit that accused the teen retailer of firing black employees to present a blond-and-blue-eyed front in its stores, according to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:54 PM
National political leaders, gay rights groups and entertainment icons on Monday spoke in support of Jason Collins, the first active professional athlete to come out as gay.
The 34-year-old Los Angeles native, who helped lead Harvard-Westlake School to...
| Apr 12, 2013
Maybe it really is as simple as it sounds.
That for the NHL and its players, establishing a partnership with the You Can Play project — which fights homophobia and advocates for the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual athletes in...