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Bill Introduced to Ban Discrimination against GLBT Jurors

Bill Introduced to Ban Discrimination against GLBT Jurors

Lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate recently introduced bills banning discrimination against prospective jurors based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Last year, an American Independent investigation revealed numerous instances of likely discrimination against LGBT jurors in both...

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January 29, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Citing Discriminatory Policies, Merck Drops Boy Scout Funding

Citing Discriminatory Policies, Merck Drops Boy Scout Funding

The Merck Company Foundation, the charitable arm of pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck and Company, announced last week it was halting all contributions to the Boy Scouts of America until that organization ceases discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation....

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December 12, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights
Churches in Boulder and around the country called out for political messaging near polling places

Churches in Boulder and around the country called out for political messaging near polling places

In South Saint Paul, Minn., on Election Day, residents showed up at St. John Vianney Catholic Church to vote and were greeted with a banner outside the polling place entrance that read, “Strengthen Marriage, Don’t Redefine It.”

Minnesota was voting on...

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November 20, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
UPS announces non-discrimination policy: will no longer fund some scout troops

UPS announces non-discrimination policy: will no longer fund some scout troops

The corporate foundation of United Parcel Service has added a nondiscrimination policy to its grantmaking process, a move that could end the shipping giant’s funding for the Boy Scouts of America.

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November 13, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics
Senate bill introduced to bar jury discrimination

Senate bill introduced to bar jury discrimination

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would bar discrimination on federal juries on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity....

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October 5, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Intel clarifies nondiscrimination policy

Intel clarifies nondiscrimination policy

Intel has revealed new details about its plan to exclude organizations that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation from its corporate giving, a move that could cost some Boy Scout troops thousands of dollars in donations....

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October 3, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics
Boy Scouts get big money from foundations with nondiscrimination policies

Boy Scouts get big money from foundations with nondiscrimination policies

Corporate foundations have given millions to the Boy Scouts of America and its subdivisions in recent years despite that organization’s policy of excluding gays and lesbians. Many of those same foundations have policies against giving to organizations that discriminate based...

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September 18, 2012 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Study funded by social conservatives claims that heterosexual parents are best

Study funded by social conservatives claims that heterosexual parents are best

A dozen groups fighting against marriage equality are touting a controversial study about gay and lesbian parenting that was funded by two conservative organizations....

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June 25, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Bill to ban discrimination against LGBT jurors will likely die without a vote

Bill to ban discrimination against LGBT jurors will likely die without a vote

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 spokesperson said this week.

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June 7, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Bill would outlaw discrimination against LGBT jurors

Bill would outlaw 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.

The bill, introduced May 18 by Democrat Steve Rothman, follows an...

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May 30, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice

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