- Kentucky State University employees file discrimination suit Updated: Apr-30-16 4:28 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - A fired employee and a demoted employee at Kentucky State University have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against President Raymond Burse.
- Complaint accuses hospital of religious discrimination Updated: Apr-30-16 3:24 pm
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - A complaint filed by a federal agency is accusing Mission Hospital of religious discrimination and violating federal law for firing three workers who refused to adhere to the hospital's flu vaccine requirement and declined the shot.
- Lawmaker accused of harassment is all alone with his M&Ms Updated: Apr-29-16 9:32 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Amid the frenzied negotiations, flaring tempers and occasional frivolity marking the end of another Tennessee legislative session, one lawmaker stayed conspicuously alone and quiet.
- Supreme Court rules fired dispatcher should get new trial Updated: Apr-29-16 4:12 am
BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey - New Jersey's Supreme Court says a former dispatcher who says she was discriminated against because she refused to work the midnight shift should get a new trial on her claims that she was unfairly terminated.
- Lawsuit claims discrimination at the New York Times Updated: Apr-29-16 1:01 am
NEW YORK - Two women who work in the advertising department at The New York Times have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the newspaper, its chief executive and chief revenue officer.
- Lawsuit says college disciplined professor over LGBT dispute Updated: Apr-28-16 5:49 pm
WENHAM, Massachusetts - A Christian college in Massachusetts is being sued over allegations that it disciplined a professor for opposing the school's stance on hiring gay workers.
- LGBT anti-discrimination employment bill advances in Senate Updated: Apr-28-16 3:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Senators advanced a proposal to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, moments after an initial vote appeared to stall the measure in committee.
- Suit seeks records tied to Ike's anti-gay order Updated: Apr-27-16 9:18 pm
WASHINGTON - A gay rights group sued the Justice Department on Wednesday for failing to produce hundreds of pages of documents related to a 1953 order signed by President Dwight Eisenhower that empowered federal agencies to investigate and fire employees thought to be gay.
- Alabama city passes transgender bathroom ordinance Updated: Apr-27-16 2:34 pm
OXFORD, Alabama - People in an Alabama city who use public restrooms intended for a gender other than what is listed on their birth certificate will be punished under an ordinance officials passed this week.
- Port Angeles seeks new trial after jury award to ex-worker Updated: Apr-27-16 12:20 pm
PORT ANGELES, Washington - The city of Port Angeles is seeking a new trial after a jury awarded $1.5 million in damages to a former finance director in her sex discrimination case against the city.
- Portland, Maine, bans travel to Mississippi, North Carolina Updated: Apr-26-16 10:59 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Portland, Maine, is banning all non-essential travel of city employees to states that enact legislation that discriminates against the gay and transsexual communities.
- Neighbors speak against prison farm expansion plan Updated: Apr-24-16 1:20 pm
RIVERTON, Wyoming - The state will decide a controversial land purchase next week that would expand a prison farm.
- Ohio bill seeks to punish cyberstalkers, protect victims Updated: Apr-24-16 9:56 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Victims of cyberstalking and other forms of online harassment will now have some protections under a bill headed to the Ohio governor's desk.
- Records: DOJ investigator resigned amid harassment probe Updated: Apr-22-16 6:06 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A high-level state Justice Department supervisor resigned last fall amid an internal investigation into allegations he sexually harassed female co-workers, documents the agency released Friday show.
- Police shoot, kill man armed with knife in Everett Updated: Apr-21-16 10:19 pm
EVERETT, Massachusetts - An Everett police officer has shot and killed a man who authorities say drew a knife on him.
- Towson University to review its hate, bias reporting process Updated: Apr-21-16 5:52 am
TOWSON, Maryland - Towson University is reviewing its policies for reporting on-campus incidents motivated by hate or bias.
- 3 officials charged in Flint water crisis; more predicted Updated: Apr-21-16 12:29 am
FLINT, Michigan - The Flint water crisis has become a criminal case, with two state regulators and a city employee charged with official misconduct, evidence-tampering and other offenses over the lead contamination that alarmed the country and brought cries of racism.
- LGBT law puts North Carolina governor in precarious position Updated: Apr-20-16 6:56 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - When Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a far-reaching LGBT law that critics called discriminatory, he said it wouldn't hurt the state's ability to attract jobs. It did.
- The Latest: Top lawmaker: N. Carolina law will stay in place Updated: Apr-20-16 6:05 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on a law that limits protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people (all times local):
- Edwards expects support to build for second special session Updated: Apr-19-16 2:35 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Facing resistance to another round of tax increases, Gov. John Bel Edwards said he believes lawmakers will determine Louisiana needs additional money to protect critical programs as they struggle to craft next year's budget.
- University president strengthens sex harassment procedures Updated: Apr-18-16 7:38 pm
BERKELEY, California - University of California President Janet Napolitano moved Monday to strengthen campus procedures for investigating and disciplining faculty members in sexual harassment cases and asked a committee that looked into the issue to bring her tougher recommendations for further action.
- Discrimination suit against entertainment district dismissed Updated: Apr-18-16 6:28 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming the Kansas City Power & Light entertainment district discriminated against black patrons.
- Slovenian club Olimpija fires coach Nikolic over racial slur Updated: Apr-18-16 10:10 am
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - Slovenian club Olimpija Ljubljana has fired coach Marko Nikolic for making a racial slur.
- State proposals on LGBT rights push business into spotlight Updated: Apr-17-16 6:46 pm
ATLANTA - Major corporations invested in Southern states have become some of the staunchest opponents of bills they consider discriminatory, facing off against Republican lawmakers eager to portray their states as the best home for global brands.
- NC governor: More dialogue needed on transgender issues Updated: Apr-17-16 2:06 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's governor called Sunday for more dialogue on the issue of transgender people and bathroom use while saying he stands by provisions of a bill regarding access to facilities.