Matt Hammond Show: 10/22/2015
Texas Commission on Human Rights 8-9-15Sarah E! sits down with Thomas Anderson, the Chairman of the Texas Commission on Human Rights to discuss what your rights are and what to do if you think you are experiencing housing discrimination. Housing discrimination may be unintentional, but it is always against the law. The Federal Fair Housing Act along with the Texas Fair Housing Act protects your right to rent an apartment, buy a home, obtain a mortgage, or purchase homeowners insurance free from discrimination. Fair Housing means you may freely choose a place to live without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or familial status. Learn more about your rights and responsibilities at www.texasworkforce.org/civilrights or call 1-888-452-4778.
City Council Approves Gay Rights OrdinanceCity officials have approved a measure that expands anti-discrimination protections for Houston's gay and transgender residents.
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.
Ex-Track Coach Sues University Alleging DiscriminationFormer 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.
Report: Atheists Discriminated Against, Executed Worldwide For ViewsA new report finds that atheists are being discriminated against and executed worldwide for not believing in a god.
Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government GiveawayConveniently-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.
Texas Voter ID Law Rejected As 'Discriminatory' By Federal CourtA 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.
Mississippi Gov: Black Couple Can Marry, Not GaysMississippi 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.
City In Texas Hit With Police Sex Discrimination SuitThe 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.
Texas Hospital Won't Hire Obese ApplicantsCitizens Medical Center has instituted a policy which requires that all employees have a body mass index of less than 35.
Woman Loses Suit After Claiming She Was Fired For Asking To Use Breast Pump At WorkLocal resident Donnicia Venters tried unsuccessfully to sue former employer Houston Funding, with the help of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, over a lactation dispute.