Discrimination

Discrimination

Trump Quietly Starts Firing Service Members Living with HIV Just Before the Holidays

Politics National
The plaintiffs received notification just days before Thanksgiving, denying their discharge appeals despite compliance with fitness assessments and medical treatment, as well as strong support from commanding officers. ...
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Lambda Legal and 75 Orgs Urge HHS Not to Grant SC License to Discriminate

Faith and Religion National
South Carolina had requested the waiver on behalf of Miracle Hill Ministries, one of the state’s largest foster agencies that explicitly rejects non-Protestant and LGBT potential foster and adoptive families and people seeking to mentor children in its care. ...
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Opinion: Let’s Do Our Best for All Children

A woman reunited with her seven-year-old daughter after they had been separated for four months in immigration detention. Credit: Hope Hall/ACLU.
Editorial
Children being separated from their parents by ICE are experiencing intense trauma - identified as life-altering “toxic stress” by the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics - at the hands of our government. ...
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Lambda Legal: Oregon Courts Are Right to Reject Religious License to Discriminate

The Bowman-Cryer family
National
Lambda Legal Friday urged the Oregon Supreme Court to deny a petition from the former owners of an Oregon bakery seeking to overturn a lower court ruling that they violated Oregon’s anti-discrimination law in 2013. ...
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Second Federal Appeals Court Rules LGBT Workers Protected Against Employment Discrimination

Lambda Legal CEO Rachel B. Tiven stands outside the Second Circuit Court with Staff Attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Employment Fairness Project Director Greg Nevins, Don's partner William, the estate's lawyer Gregory Antollino and Lambda Legal's Director of Strategy Sharon McGowan.
National
Monday, in a 10-3 decision, the full Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin and religion. ...
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Hawaii Appeals Court Rejects Religious Justification for B&B that Refused Room to Lesbian Couple

Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford
National
The Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawaii this week affirmed a lower court ruling against a Hawaii bed and breakfast that denied a room to a lesbian couple because of their sexual orientation. ...
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Seattle Mayor Begins ‘Extensive’ Citywide Review of Harassment and Discrimination Policies

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan/Facebook
Politics Local
In a letter to City employees, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that she is launching an extensive review of the City of Seattle’s harassment and discrimination policies. ...
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Public Places at Heart of Fight for LGBT Equality, New Study

AP/Eric Gray
Politics
The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) has launched a new report, LGBT Policy Spotlight: Public Accommodations Nondiscrimination Laws, that provides a comprehensive overview of the patchwork of federal, state and local protections against discrimination in public spaces. ...
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HRC Suspends Walmart’s Corporate Equality Index Rating Based on TLDEF’s Anti-Discrimination Cases

National
Based on two successful proceedings brought by the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Walmart's Corporate Equality Index rating has been suspended by the HRC. ...
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Supreme Court Will Not Review Lesbian EEOC Lambda Legal Discrimination Case

National
Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will not review the Lambda Legal case on behalf of Jameka Evans, a Savannah security guard who was harassed at work and forced from her job because she is a lesbian. ...
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