Posts tagged "discrimination"

Couple Who Sued Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Finally Marry

Shortly after the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the nation back in June, Kim Davis cited “God’s authority” and stopped issuing marriage licenses at her small town’s…

Katrin Higher | October 25, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Kim Davis Thinks Her Discrimination Is A Special Discrimination

Kim Davis believes that only people who want to discriminate like she discriminates should be allowed to discriminate.

Robyn Pennacchia | September 25, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Ellen Pao Speaks Out About Dropping Her Discrimination Lawsuit

Ellen Pao, former partner at investment firm Kleiner Perkins and former interim CEO at Reddit, has written about her decision to drop her appeal in her discrimination case against Kleiner

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 10, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Chris Christie: Businesses Shouldn’t Hide Behind “Religious Liberty” To Discriminate

GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie broke ranks with other Republicans yesterday at the Iowa State Fair on the issue of religious liberty. While speaking at the Des Moines Register’s Presidential

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 27, 2015 - 9:30 am

The Soapbox: Did Fatphobia Enable Jared Fogle’s Predatory Behavior?

Our culture equates weight loss with morality.

Audra Williams | August 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Salma Hayek Talks Her New Film “The Prophet,” Studio Discrimination

In a recent interview, Salma Hayek sat down and laid out her thoughts on her new animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s ‘The Prophet” , which opens today. As expressed in the…

Bronwyn Isaac | August 7, 2015 - 4:00 pm

The Soapbox: Protecting Affirmative Action Is A Feminist Issue

Abigail Fisher’s lawsuit against the University of Texas at Austin is an example of how white women are used as pawns in a war against people of color where both demographics lose…

Tiffanie Drayton | July 7, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Congress Votes To Allow DC Employers To Fire Women For Using IVF, Getting Pregnant

Hey! Guess what, residents of D.C.! Congress did something pretty exciting for you. You may soon be able to fire a woman for having in vitro fertilization, just like you always…

Robyn Pennacchia | April 23, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Georgia Florist Won’t Do Gay Weddings, Totes Cool With Adulterers Though

CNN’s Gary Tuchman took a trip to Georgia to interview some florists about how they feel about providing flowers to same-sex weddings, and whether or not they would support something…

Robyn Pennacchia | April 3, 2015 - 2:45 pm

Ted Cruz: Not Letting Christians Discriminate Against Gays Is Like Force-Feeding Pork To Rabbis

Oh good! Ted Cruz is here to weigh in on the recent “controversy” over whether or not Christians should be allowed to discriminate against gay people. I put “controversy” in…

Robyn Pennacchia | April 2, 2015 - 6:20 pm

Thousands Gather To Protest Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

Yesterday, thousands gathered outside of the Indiana state house to protest the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that has rocked the state and the country. This “religious freedom” law could (and…

Katrin Higher | March 29, 2015 - 9:00 am

Indiana Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Businesses To Refuse Service To LGBT Citizens

This morning, in a secret ceremony which the press was not allowed to attend, Governor Mike Pence signed a controversial bill that would allow business owners to refuse service to…

Robyn Pennacchia | March 26, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Doctor Refuses To Treat Child Of Lesbian Couple

This past September, at the suggestion of their midwife, expectant parents Krista and Jami Contreras met with Dr. Vesna Roi in the hopes that she would be their pediatrician. The…

Robyn Pennacchia | February 19, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Willie Robertson From “Duck Dynasty” Is “Trying To Figure Out” Whether Being Gay Is A Choice

Remember last year when Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” compared homosexuality to bestiality and terrorism and the world was rightfully outraged? Now, his son Willie Robertson has spoken out about…

Claire Hannum | December 19, 2014 - 3:30 pm

FDA Considers Lifting Antiquated Ban On Blood Donations From Gay Men

In 1983, the FDA put a policy in place that forbids any man who has had sex with another man since 1977 from donating blood. The policy, which still stands…

Claire Hannum | December 1, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Jillian Michaels Wishes She’d Been Born Straight

“I’ve been approached about having mutual approval over everything to do a reality show. It’s interesting because we can talk about parenting, relationships, health—all the things that are important to

Claire Hannum | October 20, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Lesbian Couple Asked To Leave A Store For Kissing On National Coming Out Day

On Saturday (which was National Coming Out Day, making this story even more bleak), a lesbian couple was kicked out of a UK grocery store for sharing a “light kiss.”…

Claire Hannum | October 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm

New Jersey Middle School Refuses To Let Trans Girl Come Back To Classes

Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey, told a 13-year-old trans girl named Rachel Pepe that she is not allowed back in school unless she goes by her previous…

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Nebraska Won’t Recognize Driver’s License From Lesbian With Wife’s Last Name

Nebraska won’t recognize a driver’s license — or more specifically, the name on a license — because the woman it belongs to, Sue Stroesser, is married to another woman…

Jessica Wakeman | August 5, 2014 - 6:30 pm
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