Teacher to receive $850K to withdraw discrimination suit
SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) — The Sequim School District has agreed that a former middle school teacher and athletic director will receive $850,000 to withdraw her sexual orientation discrimination...
Washington state teacher settles discrimination suit
SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) — A middle school teacher has settled her sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit against a Washington state school district.
House rejects sexual orientation discrimination legislation
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's House has rejected a measure that would prohibit housing or workforce discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The bill was defeated 70-22 on Monday. It's the latest defeat for an idea that's gone down several times in recent years.
The North Dakota Senate in January rejected a measure that would prohibit housing or workforce discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
North Dakota Legislature marches toward midsession break
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Legislature is marching toward its mid-session break, and lawmakers are finishing up committee work and considering remaining bills in their respective chambers. Many of the major spending bills are still being considered this week in House and Senate appropriations committees as the session heads to "crossover" at month's end. That's when legislation that has passed one chamber moves to the other.
Court: US anti-discrimination law covers sexual orientation
NEW YORK (AP) — Ruling in the case of a gay skydiving instructor, a federal appeals court in New York on Monday became the second one in the country to declare that U.S. anti-discrimination law protects employees from being fired over their sexual orientation.
The decision could set the stage for an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the question once and for all.
2 students seek $1 million in college discrimination lawsuit
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two students have filed a discrimination lawsuit against The Evergreen State College and its former women's basketball coach Jennifer Schooler.
A complaint for damages was filed by ShaMarica Scott and Linda Wilson, both of Olympia, on Oct. 13 in U.S District Court's Western Washington district in Tacoma, The Olympian reported.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper vowed Tuesday to act on his own to improve LGBT protections in North Carolina, where he faces criticism for compromising with Republicans to partially repeal a law limiting anti-discrimination protections.
"I'm going to issue an executive order pretty soon that is comprehensive, that helps with LGBT protections," Cooper said during a conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by the liberal group Center for American Progress.
Judge awards $3.5 in sexual orientation discrimination case
OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — A judge in southeastern Minnesota has awarded $3.5 million to a man who said he was fired from the family banking business because he's gay.
The attorney for Stephen Habberstad says it could be one of the largest payouts in Minnesota to a single person for sexual orientation discrimination.
Steele County Judge Joseph Bueltel recently ruled Habberstad's family discriminated against him, retaliated after he filed a lawsuit and breached its...