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Russian court outlaws racist, sexist extremist group

Oct. 18, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday outlawed a radical online group that has become infamous for its racist and sexist views. The regional court in Nizhny Novgorod banned the the Muzhskoye Gosudarstvo (Male State) group as extremist. Its members will face criminal...

Suit: US enabling LGBTQ discrimination in foster program

Oct. 13, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The federal government is funding organizations that illegally discriminate against LGBTQ candidates to become foster care parents for unaccompanied refugee children, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges. According to the 29-page complaint, Kelly...

Wichita passes ordinance aimed at banning discrimination

Oct. 12, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita City Council passed on Tuesday an ordinance aimed at banning discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations. After four months of delays, the council voted 6-1 to approve the measure, the Wichita Eagle reported. Council...

Portugal to stamp out anti-gay prejudice in blood donations

Oct. 08, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s parliament approved four bills Friday that enshrine in law the country’s rules and procedures on blood donations, amid reports people are being turned away due to their sexual orientation. The Portuguese Constitution forbids...

New California law limits some workplace secret settlements

Oct. 07, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new law in California bans secret settlements in most harassment and discrimination cases, expanding a signature reform of the #MeToo movement that guarantees workers can publicly call out their bosses for bad behavior without fear of losing pay or other...

S Korean court: Discharge of late transgender soldier unjust

Oct. 07, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court ruled Thursday that the military unlawfully discriminated against the country’s first known transgender soldier by discharging her for undergoing gender reassignment surgery, in a landmark verdict that came seven months after she was found...

Lee's Summit students walk out over alleged LGBTQ bullying

Oct. 05, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of students at a suburban Kansas City high school walked out of class this week over allegations of LGBTQ students facing repeated harassment and bullying. The walkout happened Monday at Lee's Summit High School after some students...

Gay senator slams removal of Missouri gay history exhibit

Sep. 15, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A gay Missouri lawmaker on Wednesday decried the removal of an LGBTQ history exhibit from the state Capitol. The exhibit on the gay rights movement in Kansas City was only up for four days before it was removed from the Missouri State Museum...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 15, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Sept 13, 2021. Editorial: Jan. 6 justice begins It’s a dubious distinction to be the first Triad resident convicted of a misdemeanor in relation to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol. It’s not something, we...

Chesapeake school board updates nondiscrimination policy

Sep. 14, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The Chesapeake School Board has changed its nondiscrimination policy, adding protections to ensure students and faculty are treated equally regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. The board voted unanimously Monday to approve...