- Lawsuit filed by former LSU tennis coach dismissed Updated: Jul-01-15 9:36 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by former longtime LSU women's tennis coach Tony Minnis against the university after his 2012 firing.
- Latah County approves adding LGBT protections Updated: Jun-30-15 4:57 pm
MOSCOW, Idaho - County officials in northern Idaho have updated their employee handbook to ban discrimination against a person because of the sexual orientation or gender identity.
- ND unlikely to extend anti-discrimination protection to gays Updated: Jun-29-15 4:37 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - David Hamilton and his husband, Bernie Erickson, say they're "thrilled" the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed gay marriage nationally, but the Fargo couple believes anti-discrimination protections for gays and lesbians are still lacking in North Dakota.
- Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling Updated: Jun-29-15 1:02 am
NEW YORK - Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy according to their religious beliefs, notably that gay relationships are morally wrong.
- Lubbock police chief demoted days after federal hiring probe Updated: Jun-27-15 1:46 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas - The police chief in Lubbock, Texas, was demoted to captain just a day after an assistant police chief overseeing a murder investigation was reassigned, according to a newspaper report.
- West Virginia reacts to gay marriage ruling Updated: Jun-26-15 12:50 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia officials are reacting to the Supreme Court's historic ruling that says same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. Same-sex marriages in West Virginia had already been legal for months due to lower-court decisions.
- Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias Updated: Jun-25-15 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON - A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing a surprising victory to the Obama administration and civil rights activists.
- Lubbock police accused of discrimination in hiring process Updated: Jun-25-15 2:36 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas - A federal review claims that the Lubbock Police Department discriminated against Hispanics and women in hiring probationary police officers.
- Advocates allege religious discrimination at VA hospital Updated: Jun-24-15 8:19 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Members of a Native American sweat lodge at a VA hospital in Wichita have been subjected to discrimination and "blatant hostility" aimed at shutting down their religious services, according to a letter sent by a religious liberties group Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Lawsuit: New Mexico AG staffer bullied nonprofit Updated: Jun-24-15 3:55 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - An inexperienced New Mexico attorney general staffer bullied nonprofit employees and harassed a female worker on social media while using the name "Mr. Smooth," according to a new lawsuit.
- Fired Astoria instructor files civil rights complaint Updated: Jun-22-15 6:18 am
ASTORIA, Oregon - A former instructor at the Tongue Point Jobs Corps center in Astoria is claiming sexual and disability discrimination against her employer.
- 2 Oklahoma nursing home caretakers plead guilty of crimes Updated: Jun-20-15 3:22 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Two women have pleaded guilty in separate cases handled by an Oklahoma attorney general's office unit that investigates improper and illegal acts inside facilities accepting Medicaid funds to care for the elderly, disabled and people with special needs.
- Pittsburgh VA wants to fire 3 who bound co-worker with tape Updated: Jun-19-15 1:35 pm
PITTSBURGH - The Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System wants to fire three workers and discipline four others after another worker complained that he was harassed and bound with duct tape, a spokesman said.
- South Florida police office suspended amid harassment claim Updated: Jun-19-15 5:49 am
HIALEAH, Florida - A South Florida police officer has been suspended amid allegations that he harassed a 17-year-old girl after she made an illegal U-turn.
- Rachel Dolezal faced scrutiny over racial identity years ago Updated: Jun-18-15 10:23 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Rachel Dolezal, who is under scrutiny for recent comments about race, her background and her behavior as a civil rights leader, faced tough questions about her racial identity long before she became a national figure nearly overnight.
- Laughlin hotel settles federal discrimination suit Updated: Jun-17-15 5:28 pm
LAUGHLIN, Nevada - A Nevada hotel has settled with the federal government for ignoring alleged discrimination against its Hispanic employees who reported being called derogatory names and told not to speak Spanish during work breaks.
- Leicester fires 3 players over sex tape in Thailand Updated: Jun-17-15 4:33 pm
LONDON - English Premier League club Leicester fired three players on Wednesday over a video showing them in an apparent orgy with Thai sex workers, one of whom was racially abused.
- Actresses support ACLU call to investigate Hollywood hiring Updated: Jun-17-15 11:50 am
LOS ANGELES - The government has yet to respond to the American Civil Liberties Union's allegations of discrimination against female filmmakers, but Hollywood is certainly talking about it.
- US ambassador praises Australian gay rights progress Updated: Jun-15-15 7:37 am
CANBERRA, Australia - The U.S. ambassador to Australia told Australian marriage equality supporters on Monday that although their nation continues to ban same-sex marriage, it remains more progressive than his own in protecting the rights of gay employees and sportsmen.
- Boston mayor creates gender-neutral bathrooms at City Hall Updated: Jun-11-15 8:04 pm
BOSTON - Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has signed an executive order creating gender-neutral restrooms inside City Hall.
- Former Al Jazeera America journalist claims bias Updated: Jun-11-15 4:53 pm
NEW YORK - The former head of Al Jazeera America's documentary unit has sued the news network, claiming it is biased against non-Arabs and women in stories that it produces and in how it treats employees.
- Saudi airport staff sentenced for abusing Iranian pilgrims Updated: Jun-10-15 11:48 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A Saudi security official says two airport employees have been convicted and sentenced to four years in prison each for sexually harassing two male Iranian pilgrims.
- EEOC files lawsuit on behalf of transgender employee Updated: Jun-06-15 4:02 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A federal lawsuit alleges a Minnesota company subjected a transgender employee to sex discrimination.
- Ex-workers claim CVS told them to watch minority shoppers Updated: Jun-04-15 11:09 am
NEW YORK - Four former CVS theft investigators say their supervisors ordered them to target minority shoppers in some New York City stores, according to a federal lawsuit filed against the nation's second-largest drugstore chain.
- US investigating gender bias claims in U. Iowa athletics Updated: Jun-03-15 8:52 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A federal office will investigate the University of Iowa's handling of gender bias complaints against athletic director Gary Barta involving his treatment of female coaches and athletes, the school acknowledged Wednesday.