A federal appeals court has struck down North Carolina’s new voter ID laws, passed in the wake of the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act, saying that the laws “target[ed] African Americans with almost surgical precision.”
The massive rise in discrimination lawsuits involving family responsibilities like child care, elder care, and maternity and paternity leave has been called “the biggest challenge employers never (saw) coming.” More fathers than mothers now report work/life conflict.
Voters in Houston, the fourth most populous U.S. city, rejected a measure that have would banned discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, protections not guaranteed under Texas law.
By Master Tesfatsion, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings and their outspoken former punter, Chris Kluwe, have settled their differences after a seven-month battle. Under the terms of the settlement, the Vikings will donate an undisclosed amount to five charities over the next five years to benefit LGBT and anti-hate groups, and will sponsor […]
By David Jesse, Detroit Free Press DETROIT — The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a ban on using race in admissions to Michigan’s public universities. The court was divided on the case, which overturns a U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision. The opinion, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, says the case is not about race […]
By Hannan Adely, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) HACKENSACK, N.J. — A Monmouth County family is suing a New Jersey school district, alleging that the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance is discriminatory because it asks students to pledge “under God.” The family, represented by the American Humanist Association, claims that the daily pledge discriminates against atheists […]