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June 27, 2013

Supreme Court Decision Narrows Harassment Laws

Supreme Court Decision Narrows Harassment Laws

Washington, DC—After a ruling in Vance v. Ball State University, employees filing claims of sexual or racial harassment against their employers will now face a more difficult road. The case hinged on the definition of the word “supervisor” according to the terms of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits ...

June 27, 2013

Supreme Court Releases Momentous Gay Rights Rulings

Supreme Court Releases Momentous Gay Rights Rulings

Washington, DC—In a move that excited gay rights activists and angered some conservative politicians, the United States Supreme Court made two rulings on Thursday in favor of gay marriage. The first of these rulings overturned a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act.  According to the law as it was written, gay couples ...

April 29, 2013

Washington State Bill would Permit Businesses to Deny Gays

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. The piece of legislation introduced by Republican Senator Sharon ...

April 23, 2013

Rising Tides: Support for Gay Marriage in New Jersey at an All-Time High

Rising Tides: Support for Gay Marriage in New Jersey at an All-Time High

  A new poll issued by the Rutgers-Eagleton association shows support for marriage in equality in the state of New Jersey at an all-time high; over 62 percent of voters in the Garden State said they would happily vote for marriage equality should it be placed on a ballot. The poll also showed that a decisive majority of voters ...

February 27, 2013

UPS Driver Wins Six Figure Sex Discrimination Suit

 UPS Driver Wins Six Figure Sex Discrimination Suit

Jurors hugged an Odessa, Texas woman who had been subjected to extensive sex discrimination in her job as a UPS driver after delivering a $600,000 verdict in her favor.  Plaintiff Amber Ibarra was awarded $300,000 in compensatory damages and $300,000 in punitive damages after United Parcel Service failed to prevent sex discrimination ...

February 27, 2013

North Dakota Woman Wins $3.35M in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

 North Dakota Woman Wins $3.35M in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson, manufacturers of a Gyncare Prolift vaginal mesh that is said to have had significant side effects for large numbers of women, have been ordered to pay $3.35M to a woman who was so badly hurt by the mesh that she required 18 total surgeries. In spite of having had a large number of surgeries to remove the mesh ...

February 26, 2013

49ers Football Player Takes Aggressive Stance towards Gay Men

49ers Football Player Takes Aggressive Stance towards Gay Men

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver made inflammatory comments concerning gays in professional football just a few days prior to the biggest game of his life. Shock jock and former Howard Stern sidekick, Artie Lange, revealed he had interviewed Culliver at media on Tuesday and aired a segment of the talk on his show that night ...

February 26, 2013

Rhode Island—the Next Frontier for Gay Rights?

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. Rhode Island—the only state in New England that has yet to legalize same-sex marriage—is ...

February 26, 2013

Boy Scouts of America to end ban on Gays?

Boy Scouts of America to end ban on Gays?

  The Boy Scouts of America may end its longstanding policy of banning homosexual scouts and scout leaders, the organization said in a press release on Monday. The proposed policy would effectively eliminate the ban on fays from the association’s national charter, subsequently allowing local chapters to decide on the ...

February 26, 2013

The Financial Argument for Gay Marriage

The Financial Argument for Gay Marriage

  With several key November wins in Maine, Maryland and Washington State, advocates for gay marriage have been achieving a lot of national success lately. Feeding on this momentum, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota and Rhode Island are looking to recognize equality for the LGBT community. Arguments for legalizing gay marriage ...

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