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States back anti-discrimination legislation to support disabled. News | Published: Mar 23, 2018. LAWS to prevent discrimination on the grounds of disability have been unanimously approved by States Members on what was described as a 'great day' by the Social Security Minister.
In the letter, they noted that the HUD administration had withdrawn “a proposed policy… that required shelters to hang a poster alerting residents of their anti-discrimination laws,” and “a proposed survey designed to evaluate the impact of the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Preventative Initiative.” ...

... opportunity and worked cooperatively with the agency to resolve the matter. “Federal contractors and subcontractors must comply with all federal anti-discrimination laws,” said OFCCP Regional Director Samuel Maiden. Grace Schneider: 502-582-4082; gschneider@courierjournal.com; Twitter: @gesinfk.
FIFA, the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) and Federal Centre in Tolerance joined forces yesterday to take part in a series of activities to mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination across Russia and to promote the message of anti-discrimination and diversity.
Tasmania's Anti-Discrimination Act is the harshest in the nation, whereby Section 17 of the Act prohibits offending, humiliating, or insulting another person on the basis of a range of attributes including sexual orientation and gender identity. Section 17 came to national attention in 2015 with a complaint ...
Last November, a landmark election here in Virginia ushered in a new era for our General Assembly. Voters were motivated to change the status quo — and they voted into office a new generation of elected officials who support making our commonwealth a fair and equitable place for all Virginians.

Washington, DC — Just days after People For the American Way filed suit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Justice Department to force the agencies to release documents about reported actions they have taken to remove protections from LGBTQ people, HuffPost ...
BOSTON – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey this week joined with Hawaii Acting Attorney General Russell Suzuki and a coalition of 17 other attorneys general in filing an amicus brief defending the constitutionality of Minnesota's anti-discrimination law. The brief was filed with the U.S. Court of ...
Updated: Ben Carson sent a memo to HUD employees on Thursday calling media reports suggesting HUD will cede its role in anti-discriminatory housing as “patently false,” adding that “the notion that any new mission statement would reflect a lack of commitment to fair housing is nonsense.” The US ...
New Hampshire House approves transgender rights, votes to expand anti-discrimination law ... House lawmakers voted Wednesday to expand New Hampshire's anti-discrimination law to include transgender people after supporters appealed to both their sense of fairness and fiscal responsibility. The bill ...
Ben Carson Removes Anti-Discrimination Language From HUD Mission Statement. It will no longer reference "inclusive" communities "free from discrimination." By Amanda Terkel ...
Last fall the De Pere Common Council approved an anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect transgender people from being fired or denied access to housing. The ordinance was passed by the council Nov. 21 and took effect March 1. But its future is now in question. On Feb. 22, a coalition of five ...
Merchant-Imposed Age Restrictions On Gun Sales May Violate Oregon's Anti-Discrimination Laws. Retired judge: "I applaud them for making at least some attempt, because as flawed as it may be, at least they're trying." Gun show (WW print archives). By Katie Shepherd |. Published March 4. Updated March 4. Local and ...
A US federal court has ruled to protect gay employees in the workplace. The Manhattan court overruled prior decisions that said the opposite, saying "legal doctrine evolves". The 10-3 ruling by the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals was made after an openly gay skydiving instructor was fired for admitting his ...
NEW YORK -- A federal appeals court in New York on Monday became the second one in the country to break with precedent and rule that U.S. anti-discrimination law protects employees from being fired because of their sexual orientation. Ruling in the case of a skydiving instructor who said he was fired ...
Is discriminating against an employee due to sexual orientation similar to discriminating against an employee due to gender? The answer to that question will resolve whether discrimination based on sexual orientation is protected by federal discrimination law. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last ...
You may know OpenTable as an app that helps you make reservations at restaurants around the world. But, with a play on its own name, OpenTable is focusing on something, else too: a campaign asking chefs and restaurants to commit to having an “open kitchen” by supporting equality and shunning ...

Hawaii Attorney General Russell A. Suzuki and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey took the lead in filing an amicus brief today defending the constitutionality of Minnesota's anti-discrimination law. The brief was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in the case of Telescope ...
Your anti-discrimination policy should explain applicable laws, offer examples of discrimination or harassment and direct employees on what to do if they've been harassed or experienced discrimination in the workplace. Make sure you're reviewing your policies every year to determine whether they need ...
In her analysis, Sophir writes that employers should be given “particular deference” in trying to enforce anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, since these are tied to legal requirements. And employers have “a strong interest in promoting diversity” and cooperation across different groups of people ...
This article sets out the debate that has ensued since a Spanish Labour Court submitted a question to the ECJ about whether an illness could be treated as a disability for the purposes of a discrimination claim against dismissal. Mr. Daouidi was employed by Bootes Plus as a kitchen assistant in a hotel in ...
Armstrong said the county already had an anti-discrimination policy in place with regard to issues of race, religion and gender, and this clarifies and expands it. “We want to make sure that we're protecting all of these people,” he said. Armstrong noted that the language was designed to mirror that of what is ...
Amazon says there are eight factors that will inform its decision on where to build its new corporate headquarters, including favorable operating costs and a highly skilled local labor pool. But one of the factors, “a compatible cultural and community environment,” seems more symbolic than substantive, ...
Back in Kentucky, the state high court must decide whether Hands On violated Lexington's anti-discrimination ordinance by refusing to print a shirt for an annual gay pride festival. In both cases, religious objections were cited as the reason for the refusal. Monday, Gov. Matt Bevin's general counsel filed a ...
But they must be in compliance with anti-discrimination laws — whether they're being done the traditional way (on the phone) or using new HR technologies. Considering the tremendous demands of a job-seeker's market and the sheer number of processes an HR manager has to perform — from recruiting ...
Religious schools should be forced to hire LGBTI teachers and all church exemptions to anti-discrimination law should be abolished, the "yes" campaign has told Philip Ruddock's religious freedom inquiry. As major churches push to have their existing exemptions codified in a new law, the same-sex ...
As it responds to a “deluge” of requests for assistance from alleged sexual harassment victims and employers seeking anti-harassment training, the state's anti-discrimination agency is calling on lawmakers to deliver a $500,000 funding increase in next year's budget. According to testimony delivered in ...
ASHEVILLE - Members of the public urged the City Council Tuesday to expand anti-discrimination efforts, including creating a human relations commission and enlarging a newly created equity department. Three members of the public made the comments following recommendations at Tuesday's council ...
ASHEVILLE - A proposal is coming Tuesday to the City Council for a new board to spearhead a historically ambitious anti-discrimination efforts. Members of a blue ribbon committee will present recommendations for a human relations commission, meant to help lead equity efforts. Supporters had hoped a ...
On Feb. 3, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a new executive order (EO 177 or the Order) pertaining to State contracts. After a recitation of New York's history of taking steps to prevent discrimination of various kinds, EO 177 formally declares a New York State policy regarding civil rights, and imposes ...
Outside the Legislature, the anti-discrimination bill has gained support from other Republicans. Giles in Mesa sent a letter to the LegislatureFeb. 1, encouraging protections be adopted. Giles said in an interview that doing so is the "right thing to do," and predicted it would benefit the economy. "The idea that ...
RICHMOND, Va. (CNS) — Subcommittees in the House of Delegates killed several bills this week that would have expanded protections for LGBTQ Virginians in housing and the workplace. Two bills had passed the Senate late last month. Sen. Adam Ebbin, D-Alexandria, sponsored SB 202, which would ...
LGBT groups are trying to use Amazon's search for a city to build their second headquarters to push anti-discrimination efforts in states where those laws are not yet on the books. A coalition of LGBT groups has launched a “No Gay, No Way” campaign, aimed at spotlighting the nine finalist cities in states ...
The judge ruled the act of making cakes is protected as artistic expression and does not violate a state anti-discrimination law. A similar case in Colorado is awaiting a US Supreme Court decision. "A wedding cake is not just a cake in a Free Speech analysis. It is an artistic expression by the person making it that is to be ...
Lakewood City Council Support Anti-Discrimination Bill. Legislation brought by state Representative Nickie Antonio, from Lakewood, would ban discrimination based on gender identity. By Chris Mosby, Patch Staff | Feb 7, 2018 8:55 am ET ...
Amazon included Columbus in its list of 20 finalists for the company's second headquarters (HQ2) but Ohio's lack of anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBT people may hurt the city's chances of winning. This week Columbus City Council pushed for the Ohio Statehouse to strengthen protections for the LGBT community.
Casper City Council decides not to hold public hearing on anti-discrimination resolution. Katie King 307-266-0581, Katie.King@trib. ... August eclipse festival in downtown Casper. The brewery was one of about 120 local business that signed a letter of support for a proposed anti-discrimination resolution.
If Yardley councilmembers pass Bria's bill, the borough would become Bucks' fifth municipality to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance. New Hope passed the first ordinance in 2002, followed by Newtown Borough, Doylestown Borough and Bristol Borough between 2010 and 2013. Bria's proposal does ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order that bans all New York State agencies and authorities from conducting business with companies that tolerate or promote discrimination. The Democrat also said he's supporting legislation that will ban the use of a "gay panic" ...
NT News cartoonist Colin Wicking fears consequences of anti-discrimination law changes ... THE NT News and Sunday Territorian's always colourful and sometimes controversial Colin Wicking has reaffirmed he might quit cartooning should proposed changes to the NT anti-discrimination act go ahead.
The anti-discrimination resolution that a group of LGBT allies has proposed asks only for what anyone wants for themselves and the people they love. They want to ... The City Council should pass the anti-discrimination resolution and tell our LGBT neighbors that we're all on their side. They should take this ...
To help create the safer environment for all students which is guaranteed by this school board, we ask that the board adds gender identity to their anti-discrimination policy. Not only will this enable school officials to more aptly and easily protect minority students, but it would push the community of students ...
CLEVELAND - Testimony got underway Wednesday at a hearing in Columbus, for a bill that would add the LGBTQ community to state-wide anti-discrimination protections. Right now, in roughly 80% of Ohio, LGBTQ people can be fired from their jobs, denied housing, or public accommodation all because ...
Mark Purpura, an appointed committee member with the Delaware Department of Education's Anti-Discrimination Development Team, has come under fire on social media from Regulation 225 opponents after a Facebook screenshot surfaced showing he had used the word "faggot." In the post to social ...
Editor's note: This story has been updated to make clear that everyone that signed up to speak up at Wednesday night's meeting got a chance to speak. A proposed anti-discrimination regulation continued to deeply divide Delaware parents Wednesday night, with some disgusted over public comments that ...
C.), a former chairwoman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, said Wednesday that she plans to introduce legislation to extend federal anti-discrimination laws to independent contractors. Under current law, independent contractors are not covered by federal anti-discrimination protections ...
Franklin Township Public Schools "have a written anti-discrimination policy but there is no proof in the record that defendants effectively monitor and enforce the policy," according to the lawsuit. Mary Clark, spokeswoman for Franklin Township Public Schools, said the district does not comment on personnel ...
In February, local actor and entrepreneur Jesse Lipscombe is holding a summit, meant to get attendees talking about standing up to discrimination, but there are questions about the funding the event has received. Lipscombe's company, Make It Awkward, is hosting its MIA Summit at the Westin in early ...
DOVER, Del.- The Delaware Department of Education's anti-discrimination development team has agreed to review and possibly make changes to proposed regulations after thousands of people voiced their concerns during the public comment period. The Department of Education says the team will meet Jan. 31 from 6 ...
Organizers of the event also urged the crowd to support a bill currently in the legislature that would add gender identity to the state's existing anti-discrimination laws. Joelle Ruby Ryan was one of the five panelists. “I hope that we can go forward and fight for our rights and get the non-discrimination bill ...


 

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