Ex-Google engineer Erica Baker fought back against discriminatory employment practices when she organized the creation of a spreadsheet of her co-workers’ salaries to encourage transparency. Google’s management was obviously displeased and punished Baker, who is a black woman, by withholding peer bonuses — but didn’t… »
Republicans are pushing a bill that would protect employers who are opposed to same-sex marriage due to their religious beliefs. This new legislation comes just a few weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the ban against same-sex marriage. »
A measure that would protect students from harassment based on gender identity and sexual orientation was voted down by Congress on the afternoon of July 14, because some people are terrible. »
While racism is, for the most part, over in America, some unsettling news has come to light suggesting that it’s actually not. According to a new survey, 28 percent of white Americans said they’d really appreciate it if they could discriminate against races and ethnicities when it comes to selling or renting.
Russia, a country with absolutely nothing else to worry about, has decided to double down on being a human-rights-violating monstrosity of a place for anyone who isn’t straight or pretending to be: The country’s ruling class—to be clear, not a fringe group, but Putin allies Russia United—has unveiled a new flag… »
On Monday, Casey Davis demanded that the American public give him relief from the hordes of gay couples forcing their way into the government office in which he works as a county clerk. Now, video has emerged of the other openly bigoted county clerk in Rowan County, KY refusing a gay couple a license and then calling… »
The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Oregon bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, has been ordered to pay $135,000 in damages. According to the Associated Press, the damages were ordered by Oregon’s bureau of labor and industries for the “emotional suffering” caused by the bakeries… »
In May, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America announced that their organization is officially open to transgender girls. Soon after, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington received a large donation of $100,000 with this caveat: “Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls. If… »
It’s been a whole day since we met Nick and Sarah Jensen, tireless advocates for “straight marriage only” and consummate heroes that will literally divorce if gays are allowed equal rights. Unfortunately, you might have to put a hold on that celebratory parade you were planning in their honor. It turns out that they… »
Well, the rumors are true: Gay marriage will ruin the sanctity of straight marriage. Need proof? Meet an Australian couple who are threatening to divorce if gays get the right to marry. Nick and Sarah Jensen believe that once those heathen gays can vow everlasting love to each other (and get equal rights), their own… »
Three Zara employees have filed a $40 million lawsuit against the “fast-fashion” company, citing discriminatory work practices. »
It’s been a few days since Mike Huckabee has said anything offensive enough to make me want to jump out a window, so here’s a fresh reminder that he’s one of the worst human beings alive. Huckabee recently called trans-inclusive bathrooms a “social experiment” and once again pointed out that the trans community wants… »
If you’ve ever sat through a valedictorian’s speech (in high school or college), you know that while their five minutes is supposed to be spent discussing things like “the future,” the speeches are also generally fairly personal. At Twin Peaks high school in Colorado, however, a teen was barred from speaking at… »
Director of interfaith engagement and Muslim chaplain at Northwestern University, Tahera Ahmad, was flying on Friday from Chicago to Washington. Wearing a hijab, Ahmad was on her way to a conference meant to promote dialogue between young Israelis and Palestinians.
Resource technician Shamira Johnson filed a lawsuit against her Houston-based employer United Bible Fellowship Ministries, Inc., a care facility for disabled people, after they fired her for becoming pregnant. According to the EEOC complaint, the nonprofit maintained a “no pregnancy in the workplace” policy that meant… »
Meet Iowa State Rep. Greg Heartsill, a politician who’s so worried about gays and lesbians recruiting questioning youth into “the lifestyle” that he will stop at nothing to shut down a youth conference about LGBTQ issues. Two problems: Heartsill has no idea what went on at the conference and doesn’t even know what… »
Bobby Jindal, hater of executive orders passed by anyone else, has decided that the only way that he and the rest of the Louisiana government are going to get through the gay scourge that insists on equal treatment and human decency is by passing an executive order allowing businesses to discriminate against LGBT+… »
Victoria Ramirez, a trans woman in Orange County, CA, filed a federal lawsuit against bookseller Barnes & Noble alleging that she was fired after telling her manager about her transition.
In April a viral video showed 50-year-old Melanie Gilmore reunited with her birth mother, 76-year-old Zella Jackson Price. The video, featured by nearly every news organization, showed an emotional reunion between Gilmore, who is deaf, and Price who believed her child had died immediately after birth. But now it looks… »