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City officials have approved an ordinance expanding anti-bias protections for Houston's gay and transgender residents. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

City Council Approves Gay Rights Ordinance

City officials have approved a measure that expands anti-discrimination protections for Houston’s gay and transgender residents.

05/28/2014

A gay rights protester waves the rainbow flag during a rally. (Photo by ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)

Houston Council Delays Vote On Equal-Rights Law

The Houston City Council has delayed a vote on a proposed ordinance to extend a city ban on discrimination to protect gay, lesbian and transgender citizens.

05/14/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Ex-Track Coach Sues University Alleging Discrimination

Former University of Texas women’s track coach Bev Kearney has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the school alleging race and gender discrimination and retaliation.

11/14/2013

A billboard put up by the Florida Atheists and Secular Humanists (FLASH) is seen in Davie, Fla., on Aug. 19, 2009. (credit: RUTH MORRIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Atheists Discriminated Against, Executed Worldwide For Views

A new report finds that atheists are being discriminated against and executed worldwide for not believing in a god.

12/10/2012

New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

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Texas Voter ID Law Rejected As ‘Discriminatory’ By Federal Court

A tough Texas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls discriminates against low-income blacks and Hispanics, a federal court ruled Thursday, wiping out for the November election a measure championed by conservatives and setting up a potential U.S. Supreme Court showdown.

08/30/2012

Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant stated that a black couple should be allowed marriage at a Baptist church - but not gay couples.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mississippi Gov: Black Couple Can Marry, Not Gays

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday it is “unfortunate” that a predominantly white church in the state wouldn’t allow a black couple to get married in its sanctuary.

08/02/2012

File photo of handcuffs. (Credit:  BERIT ROALD/AFP/GettyImages)

City In Texas Hit With Police Sex Discrimination Suit

The Justice Department has sued the city of Corpus Christi, alleging that the police department has discriminated in hiring women by using a physical ability test few female applicants have been able to pass.

07/03/2012

File photo of an obese person being weighed at a doctor's office. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas Hospital Won’t Hire Obese Applicants

Citizens Medical Center has instituted a policy which requires that all employees have a body mass index of less than 35.

04/07/2012

File photo of collected breast milk. (Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Woman Loses Suit After Claiming She Was Fired For Asking To Use Breast Pump At Work

Local resident Donnicia Venters tried unsuccessfully to sue former employer Houston Funding, with the help of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, over a lactation dispute.

02/09/2012

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