By Rebecca Baird-Remba
There are 29 states in America where it's totally legal to fire workers just for being gay, but one lawmaker is trying to do something to change that.
Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon is introducing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban workplace discrimination... Read More »
In February, an 80-year-old Ohio woman died. Her obituary mentioned that she was survived by her daughter Carla Hale, as well as her daughter's partner, Julie. And with that, Carla says, she lost her job.
Hale is a longtime teacher at Bishop Watterson High School, a Catholic school in Columbus. An... Read More »
By Blake Ellis
Rebecca Juro, 50, has been unemployed for the last four years and she can't help but think it's because she's transgender.
She has applied for almost 100 jobs and has gone on close to 20 interviews, but there have been no offers. No one says they aren't hiring her because she's transgender. But... Read More »
Isabel Perez had been working in human resources for 15 years, when she took the job as HR director at Ashley Furniture HomeStore. She says executives would tell her to hire only women or white people for certain jobs, and no "gays, lesbos" at all. After just two weeks on the job, Perez, who is married to a... Read More »
Ed McGovern's restaurant in New Bern, N.C., specializes in seafood. He also disapproves of gay people. A lesbian couple got a taste of both in early December, when McGovern handed them a poorly written letter explaining that their love was "unnatural," and hastening the biblical "end of days." Read More »
For decades, Luis Patino worked for Birken Manufacturing Co. in Connecticut, building aircraft components. Starting in 1991, the taunts became relentless: "faggot," "homo," "faggot go home." They harassed him in Italian and Spanish, too: "pato," "maricon," "pira." His body shook with humiliation, his work... Read More »