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Sen. Farnese Calls For Provision To Hate Crimes Law Following Attack On Gay Couple In Philadelphia

Farnese insisted something must be done to increase the penalty for criminals who target specific classes of victims.

09/25/2014

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Pa. Senator Seeking Wider Hate Crime Law Says He’s Gay

A Pennsylvania state lawmaker made it public that he’s gay while at a news conference with other Democrats to urge passage of legislation to outlaw discrimination based on someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

09/23/2014

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Hiring Test May Be Discriminatory

Is an employment test, applied equally to everyone, against the law just because one group fails much more than another?

09/03/2014

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Many Bathhouses Receiving Upgrades To Attract More Customers

With more acceptance of same sex relationships, the need for bathouses seems to be declining.

08/31/2014

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Equality PA Launches 6-Week Tour In Support Of Anti-Discrimination Bill

Equality Pennsylvania has launched a six-week tour across the state to drum up support for House and Senate Bill 300, which would provide statewide discrimination protection for gays, lesbians and trangendered people in Pennsylvania.

07/23/2014

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When It Comes To Jobs, Apparently Only The Narcissistic And Non-religious Need Apply

Two recent studies are helping to shed light on the job interview process, and the findings aren’t very encouraging for some.

06/18/2014

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Business May Be Held Responsible For Prejudice Of Its Customers

Can a business be held responsible for the racism of its patrons?

06/18/2014

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Asian-American Group Claims Discrimination At Voting Polls

A group of Asian-Americans filed a complaint this week against the city with the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, claiming they’ve suffered discrimination at the polls.

04/19/2014

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Government: Insurance Companies Offering Coverage For Spouses Must Extend It To Same-sex Married Couples

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that insurance companies offering coverage to married heterosexual couples will soon be obligated to offer it to married same-sex couples.

03/14/2014

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Better Looking Means Better Pay

You can’t actually hire, fire, or pay someone based on how attractive they are right? Wrong.

02/20/2014

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Local Family Shares Story Of Alleged Discrimination At Hershey, Pa.

One Philadelphia area family with a disabled child says their daughter faced discrimination on a recent trip to Hershey, Pa.

01/30/2014

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NJ Town To Vote On Housing Bias Case Settlement

A New Jersey town is expected this week to settle a housing discrimination case less than a month before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on it.

11/05/2013

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Schools To Get Free Access To Civil Rights Documentaries

A new initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities is providing schools and communities free access to documentaries tracing the civil rights movement.

10/22/2013

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Bullying At Work

Anyone who’s ever worked with a bully knows how awful it can be. Is verbal abuse on the job illegal? And what can you do about it?

09/16/2013

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Fired For Being Fat

The Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City set off a firestorm of criticism when it implemented a policy barring fat servers from the bar.

08/29/2013

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