Stories tagged: discrimination
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 9:53 A.M.
Rallies over North Carolina LGBT law begin as lawmakers return
A day of rallies at North Carolina’s statehouse began Monday with the delivery of petitions signed by 180,000 people seeking the repeal of a law that curtails protections for LGBT …
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 11:29 A.M.
Coquille tribe calls ‘Lewis and Clark’ lottery ads offensive
The Coquille Indian Tribe is calling for a state lottery campaign to be changed, calling it insensitive to indigenous people.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 9:29 A.M.
North Carolina LGBT law will stay in place, top lawmaker says
A North Carolina legislative leader said Wednesday he doesn’t see the need to repeal or revise a law that limits protections for the LGBT community.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 6:02 P.M.
Curt Schilling fired by ESPN for Facebook comments
ESPN announced that it has fired network analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling following his comments on Facebook about transgender people.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016, 12:22 P.M.
Saint Louis University investigates team’s racist texts
Saint Louis University is investigating racially insensitive texts that were sent last year by two members of the school’s overwhelmingly white baseball team.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016, 11:36 A.M.
Court overturns Virginia school’s transgender bathroom rule
A policy barring a transgender student from using the boys’ restrooms at his Virginia high school is discriminatory, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 6:02 P.M.
Organization opens center in Poland amid Jewish revival
A major Jewish organization has opened its first chapter in Poland, the most recent sign of a Jewish revival in the Central European nation that comes even as Jews have …
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 3:30 P.M.
Tennessee transgender bathroom bill dead for session
A Tennessee transgender bathroom bill has failed after a sponsor pulled the measure until next year.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 11:47 A.M.
Boston cancels 3 concerts over North Carolina LGBT law
The rock group Boston is the latest act to cancel concerts in North Carolina because of the state’s new law on LGBT rights.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 11:14 A.M.
Carnival may delay Cuba cruise over discrimination concerns
Faced with protests, political pressure and a lawsuit, Carnival Corp. announced Monday it will allow Cuban-born passengers to book cruises to the island but will delay the trips if Cuba …
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016, 4 A.M.
Eye on Boise: First candidate forum for Supreme Court race takes place Tuesday
The first candidate forum for the four rivals facing off to be Idaho’s next Supreme Court justice initially was announced as a face-off between just three of the four, but …
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016, 3:25 P.M.
Kentucky jury awards $5.3M in UPS discrimination lawsuit
Eight black men won a $5.3 million jury award Thursday in a lawsuit over claims that they endured a hostile work environment at UPS in Lexington, Kentucky, and that an …
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Doesn’t Mississippi have more pressing concerns?
Isn’t it interesting how reliably social division works as a distraction from things that ought to matter more?
FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016, 1:36 P.M.
Pope Francis eases way for divorced Catholics while reiterating limits on gay unions
Defining his mission to create a more merciful church, Pope Francis published a much-anticipated exhortation on love and marriage Friday, easing the way for divorced and remarried Catholics to rejoin …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 7:35 P.M.
South Carolina bill would ban transgender people from using bathrooms of their choosing
South Carolina would ban transgender people from using public bathrooms, showers or changing rooms of their choice under a bill introduced in the state Senate on Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 6:19 P.M.
Whitman College to drop missionary as mascot
Officials at Whitman College say they’ve dropped missionary as their mascot name and are working on finding a new one.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 4:07 P.M.
Montana invites PayPal after firm spurns North Carolina
Montana officials sought to capitalize on North Carolina’s loss and announced Wednesday that they would be courting PayPal to open an operations center.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 8:06 A.M.
Washington governor bans state travel to Mississippi
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has joined the Seattle mayor in banning official travel to Mississippi due to the state’s new law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to refuse …
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 8:16 A.M.
PayPal cancels North Carolina expansion over discrimination law
PayPal says it’s canceling plans to bring 400 jobs to North Carolina after lawmakers passed a law that restricts protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016, 3:33 P.M.
South Carolina Secessionist Party to raise Confederate flag
The Confederate flag will return temporarily to the South Carolina State House this summer.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 3:34 P.M.
Spokane woman claims she was fired for asking to take bathroom breaks while pregnant
A Spokane County woman has filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired from her job doing laundry at a Comfort Inn because she asked to be allowed to use the …
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 6 A.M.
Dana Milbank: Tar Heels stuck on discrimination
Though it’s not clear whether that broader shift to the left will occur among corporations, there is no doubt that a dramatic change has occurred on gay rights.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 4:20 P.M.
Investigators say former federal prosecutor claiming gender discrimination committed misconduct
Jill Bolton, the former assistant U.S. attorney suing the Justice Department for gender discrimination, committed professional misconduct in obtaining salary information about her coworkers in July 2014, federal investigators ruled.
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016, 4:30 P.M.
Washington governor bans state travel to North Carolina
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has barred non-essential state-funded travel to North Carolina because of the state’s new law that prevents local governments from protecting people based on sexual orientation and …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016, 11:15 A.M.
Lawmakers meet to take up Charlotte-transgender ordinance
Legislators worked in a special session Wednesday and considered stopping any local government in North Carolina from passing an ordinance like the one Charlotte recently approved allowing transgender people to …
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016, 9:52 A.M.
Seattle mayor signs order to protect transgender rights
Seattle’s mayor has signed an executive order aimed at making public spaces safer for transgender and gender-diverse people.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 8:51 A.M.
Senate panel confirms 1st openly gay military service leader
The Senate Armed Services Committee has confirmed the first openly gay leader of a U.S. military service.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 11:42 A.M.
Same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico in doubt after ruling
An unexpected ruling from a federal judge in Puerto Rico is raising doubts about the future of same-sex couples seeking to get married on the island.
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 4:41 P.M.
More than 63 million girls out of school, UNESCO says
The U.N. cultural agency says girls are the first to be excluded from education, with more than 63 million out of school in more than 200 countries across the world.
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 1:35 P.M.
Spokane County forms new task force directed at combating hate crimes
A new, 23-member task force made up of Spokane County religious, community and government leaders will seek to help victims of hate crimes and fight discrimination across the county.