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Cory Booker's First Week On the Job As U.S. Senator

Cory Booker's First Week On the Job As U.S. Senator

Booker goes to Washington a celebrity and senator

Former Newark Mayor Cory Booker is learning the rules of being a U.S. Senator like anyone starting a new job. A reporter shadowed him on his first week in D.C. Read More »

After DOMA: The New Battle For Gay Rights At Work

After DOMA: The New Battle For Gay Rights At Work

Pundits have been busy analyzing the impact of the Supreme Court's decisions, overturning the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and letting a ruling stand against California's Proposition 8. Whether other states will legalize gay marriage and how many couples will marry is still unclear. But one thing is clear:... Read More »

Catholic Teacher Fired After Getting Pregnant Awarded $171,000

A jury found that an Ohio archdiocese discriminated against a teacher who was fired after... Read More »

Has The Time Come For Gay Rights In The Workplace?

Has The Time Come For Gay Rights In The Workplace?

Last month marked the first time in American history that a president discussed gay rights during his inauguration speech. Which raises the question: Has the time come to outlaw discrimination against gays in the workplace? It's still legal in 29 U.S. states to fire a worker for being gay, and on Friday the... Read More »

Gay Rights Groups Push Obama To Ban Discrimination Against Gay Workers

Gay Rights Groups Push Obama To Ban Discrimination Against Gay Workers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gay rights advocates are renewing their push for President Barack Obama to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees. The drive comes as Obama included an unexpected declaration of support for gay rights in his inaugural address Monday,... Read More »

Nashville Worker Wes Breedwell Allegedly Fired For Wearing 'Same-Sex Marriage' T-Shirt

Nashville Worker Wes Breedwell Allegedly Fired For Wearing 'Same-Sex Marriage' T-Shirt

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Barack Obama began his second term by declaring a commitment to gay rights -- the first time such an idea had been uttered from an inauguration podium. That same day, a seven-year employee of a Christian-owned Nashville music venue was fired, allegedly for... Read More »

Will Gay Marriage Change The American Workplace?

Will Gay Marriage Change The American Workplace?

One of the most striking results of Election 2012 was that gay marriage initiatives were passed by popular vote in three states (Maine, Maryland and Washington). Read More »

Gallaudet Official Angela McCaskill Suspended In Gay Marriage Controversy

Gallaudet Official Angela McCaskill Suspended In Gay Marriage Controversy

The suspension of an official whose role is to promote diversity at the nation's premier college for the deaf has sparked boisterous debate involving gay marriage, free speech and what diversity really means. The controversy began after Angela McCaskill (pictured above), diversity officer at Gallaudet... Read More »

New Rights Employers Have To Give Transgender Workers

New Rights Employers Have To Give Transgender Workers

As of Monday, almost 1 million Americans have a federal protection that they never had before. In a historic vote, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decided unanimously that discrimination on the basis of gender identity was discrimination on the basis of sex. Transgender Americans suddenly got a... Read More »

Gay Couple To Confront Obama At Easter Egg Roll

Gay Couple To Confront Obama At Easter Egg Roll

On Monday, the First Family is hosting the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. More than 35,000 winners of an online lottery will join the Obamas on the South Lawn, for egg-hunting, live music, cooking demonstrations, storytelling, and one-on-one lobbying to get the president to sign an executive order... Read More »

Google Promotes Gay Rights in the Workplace

Google Promotes Gay Rights in the Workplace

Google recently decided to expand employee benefits for its gay and lesbian workers. This benefit, extra pay that will be retroactive from the beginning of the year, covers a tax that these workers must pay to allow their partners to receive health benefits and is only applicable to workers in the United States.... Read More »

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