Washington State Bill would Permit Businesses to Deny Gays
A number of Republican lawmakers filed a bill today seeking an exemption to the state’s anti-discrimination statutes just weeks after legal action was initiated against a local florist who denied service to a homosexual couple for their upcoming wedding.
Rhode Island—the Next Frontier for Gay Rights?
As marriage equality signs and posters lined the park fences at the 2012 Providence Pride Festival, many supporters for gay marriage rights grew confident that the passing of a marriage equality referendum would come soon.
New Contraception Laws for Religious Employers
One of the most controversial provisions of the new Affordable Care Act legislation (commonly known as Obamacare) is its requirement for insurance companies and employers to provide contraceptive coverage as part of health insurance plans.
Texas Lactation Case Sets Stage for Breastfeeding Battle
Do women have the right to bring a breast pump to work in order to feed an infant at home? That's the question being posed to a court of appeals in Texas this month after a woman was fired from her job because she told her boss that she planned to pump breast milk at work after returning from pregnancy leave.
New Jersey District Resolves Civil Rights Violation
The Department of Education has been involved in an ongoing case with the East Orange School District in New Jersey after the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) found the school was in violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
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