GOP lawmaker won't advance juror non-discrimination bill

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee doesn’t plan to give a hearing to a bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in federal jury service, his spo

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Bill targets discrimination against LGBT jurors

A New Jersey congressman has introduced a bill that would ban attorneys in federal trials from removing potential jurors on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Anti-bullying group barred from Catholic school ceremony


The Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, said Monday that a foundation supportive of LGBT students cannot present a scholarship to a student at one of the Diocese’s schools because the foundation’s mission

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The trial of CeCe McDonald

San Diego trial is latest example of discrimination against LGBT jurors

A San Diego judge on Tuesday ordered a new trial for a group of defendants after prosecutors struck LGBT jurors from the panel in an apparent violation of California law.

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Private water industry defends ALEC membership


An influential trade association representing companies that provide water services to one in four Americans says it will continue its membership with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a c

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Discrimination against LGBT jurors remains legal

“I believe that people who are either transsexuals or transvestites -- I don't know what the proper term is -- traditionally are more liberal-minded thinking people, tend to associate more with the

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Michigan health dept. probes possible release of confidential HIV information

The Michigan Department of Community Health is investigating whether private health information pertaining to thousands HIV-positive residents and their partners was improperly released, documents

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Notorious anti-gay group headed for Michigan

LANSING -- The Westboro Baptist Church will protest a Lansing public high school and at both Michigan State University and Central Michigan University on April 23, a spokesman confirmed in a phone

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Court rules Minn. DOMA doesn't apply to some transgender marriages

A federal court judge in Minnesota ruled on Monday that a marriage between a man and a transgender woman was legal under Minnesota law and that a health insurance plan could not drop the woman from

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