Stories tagged: discrimination
Mon., July 31, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Montana court asked to rule against anti-transgender measure
A civil-rights organization is asking the Montana Supreme Court to rule that a proposed measure to prevent transgender people from using the public bathrooms of the gender they identify with …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 11:37 a.m.
Judge dismisses discrimination suit against CNN, Turner
A federal judge has dismissed a class-action racial discrimination lawsuit filed by current and former black employees of Time Warner, owner of Turner networks including CNN, TNT and TBS.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:44 a.m.
Montana sponsors can gather signatures for anti-transgender measure
A proposed Montana ballot initiative that would allow people to sue for emotional or mental distress if they spot a transgender person in a public bathroom has passed a legal …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Supreme Court allows strict refugee ban but says grandparents OK
The Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration’s request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
University of Oregon sued by man suspended for sex assault
The University of Oregon is being sued in federal court by a man it suspended from campus after university officials concluded he had sexually assaulted a fellow student in his …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Supreme Court urged to reject Trump request to tighten travel ban
Opponents of President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and visitors from six mostly Muslim countries are urging the Supreme Court to leave in place a federal judge’s order that would …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Richland floral shop owner wants U.S. Supreme Court to review discrimination ruling
Barronelle Stutzman is taking the discrimination case against her Richland flower shop to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
Saudis to allow girls to play sports in public schools
Saudi Arabia’s Education Ministry says it will introduce physical education classes for girls in public schools next year, a decision that comes after years of calls by women across the …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Officials finalizing details of Trump’s revived travel ban
Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security labored Wednesday to finalize rules for visitors from six mostly Muslim nations who hope to avoid the Trump administration’s …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Lawyers prepare to defend travelers to U.S. at airports
When the Trump administration’s travel ban takes partial effect this week, immigrant-rights lawyers plan to head to the nation’s major airports to make sure eligible foreigners are able to get …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 8:11 p.m.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel paves a path toward gay marriage
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has signaled a shift on gay marriage, calling for a vote in parliament on legalizing same-sex unions.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Pepe lives: Cartoonist resurrecting frog hijacked by trolls
Pepe the Frog is coming back from the dead. Cartoonist Matt Furie told the Associated Press that he intends to resurrect the character he killed off last month in what …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set
The Supreme Court is letting a limited version of the Trump administration ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect, a victory for President Donald Trump in …
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Trump slashes grant for group combating white extremism
The Trump administration on Friday slashed $400,000 in federal funding for one of the few U.S. groups that combat white extremism but denied it is now focusing only on fighting …
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Military chiefs want 6-month hold on transgender enlistments
Officials say U.S. military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services.
Mon., June 19, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims
British authorities and Islamic leaders moved swiftly to ease concerns in the Muslim community after a man plowed a large van into a crowd of worshippers outside a north London …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
Google intensifies campaign against online extremism
Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and hate groups.
Sun., June 18, 2017, noon
Experts: Uphill fight against age-related job discrimination
Age-related discrimination in the workplace still exists 50 years after the enactment of legislation designed to prevent it, aging experts and advocates have told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Sat., June 17, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Education officials investigate Missoula schools complaint
MISSOULA – Federal education officials are weighing a complaint of gender discrimination against Missoula County Public Schools for allegedly not supporting Sentinel High School’s softball team. The U.S. Department of …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
State Supreme Court hears case to remove controversial judge
An Oregon judge known for refusing to marry same-sex couples is continuing his battle to stay on the bench.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Skittles ditches rainbow to give LGBT pride ‘center stage’
Skittles has temporarily ditched its rainbow theme in favor of an all-white look in the United Kingdom and Germany in order to give LGBT pride celebrations “center stage.”
Tue., June 13, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Transgender man files restroom complaint against library
A transgender man has filed a complaint with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights against the Seattle Public Library for refusing to let him to use the only private restroom …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Justices strike down gender differences in citizenship law
A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of an unusual immigration law that treats fathers and mothers differently when it comes to conferring citizenship on children born outside …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
Police: Gay pride flag burned outside Boise home
Law enforcement officials say they are investigating after a gay pride flag was found burned in front of a Boise home.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Portland man stabbed on train remembered as courageous
The mother of a young man killed aboard a Portland light-rail train assured mourners at a memorial service in their hometown that he did not die in vain.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Labor secretary defends merging anti-discrimination agencies
Cutting and merging two agencies that investigate workplace discrimination won’t reduce the government’s enforcement power, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Wednesday. But Democrats pointed to what they say is President …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Crime up in Pullman, an officially welcoming city
The Pullman City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night reaffirming Pullman’s commitment to being a welcoming city after language regarding immigration laws in the original proposal considered one month ago …
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Uber dismisses over 20 employees after law firm’s probe
The law firm, which was hired to assist former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s firm Covington & Burling in its investigation of Uber’s workplace practices, told Uber’s more than 12,000 …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
Anti-Semitic signs found hanging over Oregon highway
Two signs claiming that Jewish people were responsible for 9/11 were found hanging over an Oregon highway this past weekend.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
Supreme Court affirms North Carolina legislative districts as racial gerrymanders
The Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that struck down 28 state House and Senate districts in North Carolina because they violated the rights of black voters. But …