Topics :: discrimination

Obama Order Presses Contractors to Obey Labor Laws

By Bobby McGuire | Friday Aug 1, 2014
President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers.

Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

Ind. Woman Says She was Booted From Waterpark Over Sexuality, Swimwear

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 21, 2014
A woman from Indiana claims she was kicked out of a Michigan waterpark on July 9 because she is a lesbian and because she was wearing men's swimming trunks.

Anti-Gay Phone Calls Turn Into a Windfall for Mass. LGBT Non-Profit

By EDGE | Friday Jul 18, 2014
The mayor of Salem, Mass., turned a torrent of angry out-of-state phone calls and responses from "right-leaning blogs and websites" over her decision to cut ties with an anti-LGBT discriminatory college, into a fundraising windfall for a LGBT charity.

New Study: 10% of Gays Discriminated Against When Arranging Funerals

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
A new study published Thursday revealed some startling information - one out of 10 gay, lesbian or bisexual people have been discriminated against either during a funeral or while arranging one.

Gay Teacher Fired for Engagement Sues Catholic School

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jul 11, 2014
A former band director and music instructor at a Catholic school in Macon, Ga., has filed a lawsuit against the school this week, claiming gender discrimination, stating he was fired after he revealed he was planning to marry another man.

Austin Lingerie Store Asks for Transwoman’s ID Before Service

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Jul 5, 2014
An Austin, Texas lingerie store is coming under fire today after being accused of humiliating and discriminating against a transgender customer.

SD Gay Teen Says Restaurant Gave Him Offensive Nametag

Thursday Jun 26, 2014
An openly gay 16-year-old Yankton boy is accusing a fast food restaurant of forcing him to wear a name tag with a homophobic slur in front of customers.

Gender-Nonconforming Gay Man Loses Gym Membership for Not Being ’Manly’ Enough

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
A Louisiana gay man, who wears women’s clothes and makeup, says he was discriminated against after employees at a local gym allegedly revoked his membership because he is not "manly" enough.

Obama to Sign Order Extending LGBT Protections

By Julie Pace | Monday Jun 16, 2014
President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official said Monday.