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anti-discrimination laws

Obama To Sign Executive Order Protecting Gay Employees Of Federal Contractors

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — After years of prodding from gay rights activists, President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, the White House said Monday. The administration says the move builds upon existing protections, which generally […]

June 16, 2014

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Appeal Of New Mexico Gay-Bias Case

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — In a victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from a New Mexico photographer who claimed a free-speech right to refuse to shoot a wedding album for a same-sex couple. The photographer was charged with violating the state’s anti-discrimination law, […]

April 7, 2014