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Frosh urges Supreme Court to prohibit sexual orientation-based job discrimination

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has joined more than a dozen other states and Washington, D.C., in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to read federal civil-rights law broadly to prohibit job discrimination on the basis on sexual orientation. “The ...

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EEOC files 1st sexual orientation discrimination cases, 1 in Md.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission headquarters and Washington Field Office. (Wikimedia Commons / AgnosticPreachersKid / “Woodward_and_Lothrop_Service_Warehouse” / CC BY-SA 3.0 / cropped and resized)

PHILADELPHIA — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says for the first time it has sued challenging sexual orientation discrimination, alleging two companies’ employees were harassed because they’re gay. The EEOC Philadelphia office says in its lawsuit against Scott Medical Health ...

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N.Y. attorney general: NFL must act on sexual orientation concern

ALBANY, N.Y.  — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman urged the NFL on Tuesday to investigate whether possible draft picks were improperly asked about their sexual orientation during the league’s combine, which he said would be illegal in New York. ...

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Gay students graduate openly at military academies

ANNAPOLIS — Gay students at America’s military service academies are wrapping up the first year when they no longer had to hide their sexual orientation, benefiting from the end of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that used to bar ...

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Charles C. Haynes: The perils and politics of ‘don’t say gay’

If 20 Republican lawmakers in Missouri have their way, it will soon be illegal for administrators, teachers and even students to talk about homosexuality in the state’s public schools. Derided as the “don’t say gay” bill by opponents, HB 2051 ...

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Woman accuses San Mar of anti-gay practices

When a former San Mar Children’s Home employee talked about her spouse at work, she says she was made to sign a document saying she would not discuss her “personal relationship” or “particular lifestyle choice” during work hours. Sarah Rutledge, ...

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Gays ousted from military now hoping to return

NEW YORK — Joseph Rocha reported being cruelly hazed by Navy colleagues. Katherine Miller resigned from West Point halfway through, weary of concealing her sexual orientation. David Hall was outed by a fellow Air Force cadet and booted from the ...

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