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You probably won't be surprised to learn that some readers disagreed with my recent column about the Boy Scouts of America. I suggested that the Scouts are on the wrong side of history as they cling to their traditional position that gay people aren't...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — State Rep. Joe Saunders, D-Orlando, and Rep. Holly Raschein, R-Key Largo, filed legislation Friday that would update non-discrimination work laws to protect to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. “This...
In its never-ending effort to avoid misleading language in news coverage, The Associated Press Stylebook has decided to declare Islamophobia, homophobia and presumably other non-clinical uses of the word "phobia" to be a new taboo. What's the problem?...
New Year's Day is a time for reassessment and renewal — and hoping the next year is an improvement over the messy rat race that was the last one. On that note, The Times has a tradition of reserving this page on this day for our own, often...
First came "Squeezy the Pension Python," Gov. Pat Quinn's effort to draw attention to the severity of the problem of underfunded retirement obligations to public employees. Squeezy, introduced at a Nov. 18 news conference, was mocked for being...
Angel Vermillion likes to ask students at Aberdeen Roncalli Junior/Senior High School about why they have the day off today. Each year, around Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Vermillion, a counselor, likes to teach a lesson on prejudice and...
Tags: Students, Education, Prom Night (movie), Entertainment, Schools
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelTwo Orange County School Board members who voted to extend nondiscrimination protections to gay, lesbian and transgender students and staff have been facing criticism from an unexpected quarter — LGBT advocates and supporters. Although two board...
Blog Sponsored by Taylor & Carls, P.A. Associations with proper tenant approval authority at times are presented with a prospective tenant that is utilizing the federal government’s Housing Choice Vouchers Program, otherwise known as “...
Local woman finds end to ongoing lawsuit; Dillard's to pay $2 million to settle class action disability discrimination lawsuitLOS ANGELES —Dillard’s Inc., a national retail chain, will pay $2 million and commit to extensive, company-wide injunctive relief to settle a class action disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity...
The recent run of states approving same-sex marriage might prompt a journalist to declare the retreat of homophobia. But that description probably wouldn’t pass muster with the many editors who use the Associated Press Style Book as the Bible of...
Consumer advocates welcomed a federal effort aiming to prevent predatory mortgage lending at a town hall in Baltimore on Thursday, but expressed worries that new rules would not halt discrimination. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled a...
Tags: Linthicum, Mortgages, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Banking, Loans
Change of SubjectFrom Sunday's print column A recent update to the Associated Press stylebook recommends against use of the word "homophobia" to describe strong opposition to equal rights for gay people. A phobia is "an irrational, uncontrollable fear, often a form of.......
Feb 15, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Feb 8, 2013 | Orlando Sentinel
Dec 5, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Jan 1, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 2, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Jan 20, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
Dec 19, 2012 | Orlando Sentinel
Jan 10, 2013 |Story| Orlando Sentinel
Dec 29, 2012 |Story| Imperial Valley Press Online
Nov 28, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jan 10, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Dec 2, 2012 | Chicago Tribune
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