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EEOC files discrimination lawsuit on behalf of transgender employee

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Deluxe Corp. in Shoreview, Minn.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit Friday against Shoreview-based Deluxe Financial Services Corp. ...

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N.Y. Assembly approves bill to outlaw transgender discrimination – for the 8th consecutive year

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
New-York-state
The New York state Assembly has voted again to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, but the measure appears stalled in the state Senate. ...

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Northern Ireland bakery owners to appeal discrimination verdict over ‘gay cake’

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The requested cake, as provided by another bakery.
The owners of a Northern Ireland bakery that refused to bake a cake supporting same-sex marriage said Thursday they would appeal their conviction for discrimination. ...

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Alabama House committee kills bill that would have banned LGBT discrimination

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The delay on Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee essentially kills a bill that would have protected individuals from discrimination in areas including employment and housing. ...

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Anti-gay marriage religious objections bill clears North Carolina House panel

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
North-Carolina
A House judiciary panel scheduled debate Wednesday on legislation allowing some court officials to decline carrying out same-sex marriage duties. ...

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Analysis: Anti-gay bill rejection gives Jindal a campaign opportunity

Monday, May 25, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)
By voting down a proposal to give special protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage, lawmakers thought they had put the divisive issue to bed and ended one of the major controversies of the legislative session. ...

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The Christian Right’s claims of persecution by the secular state ring hollow

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Bayard Rustin
As a society we have long wrestled with religious objections to a wide range of public interests, from African American civil rights, to mandatory vaccinations, and even public schooling... ...

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Alabama GOP leader says ‘religious freedom’ bills targeting gays likely dead

Thursday, May 21, 2015
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The Republican leader of the Alabama Senate said Thursday that he believes religious freedom bills that target gays and lesbians are likely dead for the legislative session. ...

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Critics bash Jindal over ‘religious freedom’ executive order

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jondal (R-La.)
"Arrogant" and "cynical" — that's what Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called President Barack Obama last fall after the president issued an executive order addressing the hot-button social issue of illegal immigration. ...

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Defiant Jindal issues executive order after Louisiana House panel kills anti-gay bill

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)
Louisiana lawmakers on Tuesday shelved a divisive religious objections bill pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal, but the governor fought back, issuing an executive order aimed at doing the same thing. ...

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