NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on debate involving a New Orleans school board member’s bid for the board presidency (all times local):
A candidate’s last-minute withdrawal from a bid to become president of the New Orleans school board failed to diffuse emotional protests ...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Members of Arkansas’ highest court sharply questioned attorneys for the state and a gay rights group Thursday about whether the state’s constitution shields legislators and others from testifying about a law that prevents cities from enacting anti-discrimination measures ...
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A black student has filed a lawsuit against a Kansas school district alleging she was prevented from performing with her high school’s dance team after being told her skin was “too dark” and would clash with the color of the team’s costumes.
Camille Sturdivant ...
LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the U.N. health agency is rife with racism, sexism and corruption, after a series of anonymous emails with the explosive charges were sent to top managers last year.
Three emails ...
Pakistani-born math teacher sues Jefferson City district
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Pakistani-born math teacher who alleges he’s been singled out and passed over for opportunities has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Jefferson City school district.
The Jefferson City News-Tribune
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that alleged a suburban St. Louis senior living community discriminated against a married lesbian couple by denying them housing.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal lawsuit accusing the South Dakota state health plan of discriminating against transgender employees has been dismissed following the death of the plaintiff.
Terri Bruce had sued the South Dakota State Employee Health Plan in 2017, the Argus Leader
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr announced full discrimination protections for LGBTQ city employees.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman who said she was fired by a major pharmaceutical company because of her religious beliefs won a court victory Wednesday when a state appeals panel ruled that she didn’t agree in an online form to waive her rights to sue.
Amy Skuse said she was fired in 2017 ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Roughly 200 demonstrators have gathered inside the Statehouse to get Idaho lawmakers to pass legislation to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from employment and housing discrimination.
The demonstrators on Wednesday carried signs describing past ...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a professor who alleged she lost her job at a historically black public university in St. Louis because of discrimination.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
NY to ban gender identity discrimination, anti-gay therapy
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York state voted Tuesday to ban gay conversion therapy and add gender identity and expression to the state’s anti-discrimination laws.
The first bill would prohibit licensed therapists from trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation. Fourteen states ...
Female officer fired from Bismarck force sues city
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A woman who was fired from the Bismarck Police Department after 13 years on the force is suing the city and its former police chief for alleged gender discrimination and wrongful termination.
Robyn Krile claims the department took calculated measures to prevent her ...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ new Democratic governor on Tuesday reinstated a ban on anti-LGBT bias in state agencies’ employment decisions that a Republican predecessor had repealed, and she also expanded the policy to cover government contractors.
Gov. Laura Kelly’s
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe’s Cos. is seeking to keep secret some of its documents in a discrimination case filed by an African-American ex-executive who says the home improvement chain unfairly fired him.
Michael Jones was chief custom officer until 2016 for the Mooresville, North ...
- Idaho State Journal'Add the Words' protesters flood CapitolJanuary 17, 2019
- San Antonio Express-NewsGOP needs to condemn Trump’s brazen bigotryJanuary 17, 2019
- Cleveland.com‘On the Basis of Sex’ reminds us of why Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought so hard against gender discriminationJanuary 11, 2019
- The Journal GazetteSlurs common to LGBTQ studentsJanuary 10, 2019
- The Washington TimesPayPal punts Proud Boys, Antifa groups for discriminationNovember 10, 2018
MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city’s former clerk and its current fire department chief are among a dozen past and present employees who have filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The Mississippi Press
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A Muslim family says staff at a Virginia hospital told them they looked “scary” and threatened to kick them out when they went to visit a newborn relative in December.
The newborn’s aunt, Arwa Zahr,
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday apologized to women who have shared experiences of harassment by male supervisors while working on his 2016 presidential campaign, a controversy that has raised fresh questions about his potential second run in 2020.
The Vermont independent ...
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Another West Virginia city has given preliminary approval for an ordinance that would include “sexual orientation” and “gender identification” to legally protected classes.
News outlets report the Beckley Common Council approved a first reading of the ordinance Monday ...
BOSTON (AP) — Women are chronically underrepresented in the Boston Fire Department and at times subject to a work environment that includes “male banter” and “locker room talk,” according to a report commissioned for city officials after recent allegations of discrimination.
In response, ...
The Latest: Evers issues anti-discrimination order
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin inauguration (all times local):
Gov. Tony Evers has signed an executive order requiring state agencies to develop and implement policies preventing discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation and gender ...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of new Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (all times local):
Less than two hours after he was sworn into office, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has created a task force to combat sexual harassment and discrimination in the ...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed a new directive to prohibit LGBT-based discrimination in state services or by state contractors, replacing a narrower order that her Republican predecessor issued days before he left office.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Latina businesswoman who lost a racial discrimination lawsuit against the city of Minot and its airport director has now lost an appeal.
An 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel agreed with the November 2017 decision of U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland that Eva ...
- BusinessWireParents Sue to Stop New York’s Attempted Discrimination Against Asian-American StudentsDecember 13, 2018
- Globe NewswireLawsuit Alleges Systematic Discrimination Forcing Orthodox Jewish Community UndergroundDecember 11, 2018
- Globe NewswireLawsuit Alleges Village of Airmont, NY Continuing its Long History of Discrimination Against Orthodox Jewish CommunityNovember 29, 2018
- BusinessWireLieff Cabraser Announces Lawsuit By "Face of Channel 4" News Anchor Demetria Kalodimos Challenging Culture of Gender Bias and Age Discrimination at WSMV Channel 4 (NBC) and Meredith Corp.November 28, 2018
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Advocates for LGBTQ Kansans say recent decisions by two Johnson County cities to pass anti-discrimination ordinances suggest support for such laws is growing and could spread beyond cities in northeast Kansas.
Prairie Village and Mission city councils in December ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Federal education officials have agreed to investigate a complaint by the Fort Peck tribes alleging the Wolf Point School District in Montana discriminates against Native American students.
The tribes filed their complaint in June 2017 alleging Native American students ...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A sorority chapter at a Virginia university is under review after allegations that members engaged in racist behavior.
A university spokesman says the national Alpha Phi sorority organization ordered its chapter at Old Dominion University to “cease its ...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge ordered settlement talks Thursday in a lawsuit filed by black farmers from Mississippi and Tennessee who claim a company sold them faulty, low-yield soybean seeds because of their race.
During a court hearing in Memphis, U.S. District Judge John T. ...
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Another West Virginia city is set to vote on adding protections for LGBTQ people.
The Register-Herald ...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A black federal judge in Tennessee has raised concerns that a federal prosecutor’s office in Memphis is charging black people with harsher counts than white people for similar crimes.
The Commercial Appeal
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A former school superintendent in northeast Mississippi is suing, claiming his firing was motivated by retaliation and racial prejudice.
Philip Hickman filed suit Dec. 21 in federal court in Aberdeen against the Columbus school district and three board members — ...
New laws are putting California further at odds with Trump
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is leaving office Jan. 7 after signing more than 1,000 laws in his last year, further positioning the state as a bastion of liberal activism and goad to President Donald Trump.
The laws, most of which take effect Tuesday, ease criminal ...
Man sues railroad, says his weight scuttled job offer
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man is suing a railroad company after he says it rescinded a job offer because he’s overweight.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Friday that Matthew ...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme court has overturned a man’s convictions, ruling that the trial judge failed to adequate consider whether the prosecution engaged in race-based discrimination during jury selection.
The Nevada Appeal
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has come to the defense of Kalidou Koulibaly after the Napoli defender was the target of racist chants during a match at Inter Milan.
Next to a photo of him being marked by Koulibaly during a match between ...
BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss federal court has overturned the racial discrimination conviction of a man who published an article denying the massacre of thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995.
The plaintiff, who wasn’t identified, labeled the official version of events in ...
NY state agency named in 2nd employee’s federal lawsuit
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A second state Department of Criminal Justice Services employee has filed a federal lawsuit against top officials in the agency, accusing them of retaliating against her after she cooperated in a sexual harassment investigation.
The Times Union
3 ex-managers on U. Iowa police force claim pattern of bias
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Three former managers for the University of Iowa police force claim in lawsuits that their jobs were eliminated as part of a “culture of discrimination” against older workers and other protected employees.
Their lawsuits allege the university ignored complaints about ...
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Muslim nonprofit is asking a Virginia county to waive an ordinance that essentially blocks a proposed cemetery and has led to a federal investigation into religious discrimination.
Citing the variance request filed Dec. 21, The Free Lance-Star
The Trump administration has formally scrapped an Obama-era policy that was meant to curb racial discrimination in schools but that became tangled in a national debate over school safety.
Officials from the Education and Justice departments finalized the rollback Friday, just days after it ...
Suit accuses Mariners of discrimination, targeting Hernandez
SEATTLE (AP) — A wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by the Seattle Mariners’ former high-performance director alleges she went to team owners John Stanton and Buck Ferguson and CEO Kevin Mather as far back as March to complain about alleged discriminatory treatment.
The lawsuit also says ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Outgoing Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich acted as expected Wednesday to veto a bill expanding gun-owner rights and, in a surprise move, also expanded a years-old anti-discrimination order to include gender identity.
Both moves were consistent with the prospective ...
Senate Democrats see role for Congress in curbing harassment
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats said in a report Wednesday that Congress should take an active role in addressing harassment and discrimination in the American workplace, and cited fear of retaliation as the leading cause for claims going unreported.
Among the recommendations are ...
Human rights court rules against Greece in Sharia law case
PARIS (AP) — Greece violated a prohibition on discrimination by applying Islamic religious law to an inheritance dispute among members of the country’s Muslim minority, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Wednesday.
The court, based in the eastern French city of Strasbourg, ruled ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie is alleging that his firing was racially motivated.
Ollie says in court documents filed Tuesday in federal court that he was treated differently from former coach Jim Calhoun, who wasn’t fired despite incurring ...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A small study suggests that transgender residents face high levels of discrimination while looking for housing in North Dakota.
The nonprofit High Plains Fair Housing Council conducted the study in anticipation that legislators would consider banning discrimination on ...
DE PERE, Wis. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a northeastern Wisconsin city’s ordinance barring discrimination based on gender identity violates the religious freedom of local churches.
Brown County Judge William Atkinson ruled last week that churches in De Pere should be exempt from a city ...
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) — The Prairie Village City Council has approved an ordinance that shields LGBTQ individuals from many types of discrimination within the city.
The council’s unanimous approval on Monday night came after more than three months of sometimes contentious public ...