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Nancy Haque, Executive Director at Basic Rights Oregon [Video]

Nancy Haque, Executive Director at Basic Rights Oregon

Nancy Haque, Executive Director at Basic Rights Oregon, talks about Monday's 6-3 roiling in the US Supreme Court, which bans LGBTQ employment discrimination.

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Taylor Swift to Receive GLAAD’s 2020 Vanguard Award [Video]

Taylor Swift to Receive GLAAD’s 2020 Vanguard Award

Taylor Swift to Receive GLAAD’s 2020 Vanguard Award. GLAAD recently announced their decision to honor Taylor Swift with the Vanguard Award for her LGBTQ allyship. . Swift will receive the award..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories     Duration: 01:12Published
Vegans May Get Same Legal Protections As Religious People IN UK [Video]

Vegans May Get Same Legal Protections As Religious People IN UK

A vegan who was fired by his employer is bringing a landmark legal case to a British court on Thursday. He hopes the lawsuit will change the law to ensure that veganism is considered a protected..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:34Published

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Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 19, 2020 / 04:27 pm (CNA).- For Religious Freedom Week 2020, the U.S. Catholic bishops are highlighting an unusual case—a Texas chapel that could be demolished or cut..
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Republican senator quotes JK Rowling’s essay on trans people to shut down a vote on LGBT+ rights

A Republican senator quoted JK Rowling to argue against expanding anti-discrimination protections for LGBT+ people and shutting down the vote. In the wake of this week’s historic Supreme Court ruling..
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Supreme Court’s LGBTQ decision is a welcome civil-rights victory

In the wake of Monday's decision affirming workplace protections for gay and transgender employees, Congress should finally pass the Equality Act.
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Monday 15 June, 2020 Partnering with Age Concern Colchester and North East Essex to deliver a dementia friendly, sustainable community for Tendring 15th June 2020, Colchester – Tendring Dementia..
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These five sentences written by equalities minister Liz Truss have people very, very concerned for the future of the Equality Act

Liz Truss, the minister for women and equalities, has provoked “deep concern” for trans rights in the UK with new comments about the Equality Act. Truss is currently in charge of plans to reform..
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Uber refuses to pick up blind businessman with guide dog on more than 100 occasions

Monday 11 May, 2020Uber is being prosecuted under disability discrimination legislation following ongoing pick up refusals for blind social entrepreneur Dan Williams, 28, and his four-year-old guide..
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The Politics Of Cardinal Dolan’s Critics – OpEd

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is the source of one of the most unprincipled and well-orchestrated attacks against a bishop to surface in many years. The politics that underscore the campaign are..
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Scottish pro-life student group investigated, but no action taken

CNA Staff, May 5, 2020 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- After complaints that a pro-life event held by the Aberdeen Life Ethics Society violated a 'safe space policy', an investigation has resulted in no action..
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Equality Act would afford federal protections to LGBTQ+ individuals, ABA president says

ABA President Bob Carlson sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, urging members to support the Equality Act of 2019, which would prohibit…
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This Orthodox Jewish school has two weeks to agree to LGBT-inclusive education or face closure

The Department for Education has warned an Orthodox Jewish school that it has two weeks to agree to introduce LGBT-inclusive education or be shut down. Mechinoh, a small independent boys’ school in..
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Nudists should be protected from abuse under hate crime law, says British Naturism

nudists should be protected from abuse under hate crime law, says british naturism
Nudists are protected by the Equality Act but are still taunted when they are out in public
Wales Online - Published

Tory MP Jackie Doyle-Price wants to ‘devise a law’ to keep trans women out of women-only spaces

Anti-gay marriage Tory MP Jackie Doyle-Price has called for a law to keep trans women out of women-only spaces. Speaking in parliament to mark International Women’s Day, the former health minister..
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'Ground Zero for pro-life Democrats': The fight for Dan Lipinski's seat

Chicago, Ill., Mar 5, 2020 / 12:30 pm (CNA).- As national pro-abortion groups pour money into a Chicago primary race to unseat one of the last pro-life Democrats in Congress, pro-life groups say they..
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Some Kansas nuns urge Medicaid expansion despite risk of taxpayer-funded abortions

Topeka, Kansas, Feb 28, 2020 / 02:41 pm (CNA).- Despite cautioning from the Kansas Catholic Conference that Medicaid expansion in the state could lead to more state-funded abortions, a group of 76 nuns..
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Religious sisters back pro-abortion primary challenger to Lipinski

Chicago, Ill., Feb 27, 2020 / 12:15 pm (CNA).- Two Catholic religious sisters on Wednesday expressed their support for a pro-abortion primary challenger to one of the last remaining pro-life Democrats..
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University Conservatives Risk Being Shut Down in Scotland Despite Equality Act

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Taxi driver with allergies fined for not picking up visually impaired man and guide dog

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The defendant's actions breached the Equality Act 2010.
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UK: Ethical Veganism Is A Philosophical Belief Subject To Protection Under The Equality Act 2010 - Wrigleys Solicitors

Employment tribunal judge was 'overwhelmingly' satisfied that ethical veganism met the necessary tests
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UK: Discrimination Update – What Constitutes A ‘Philosophical Belief' Under The Equality Act? - Dentons

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Pro-life group will support pro-life Democrat Lipinski in 2020

Washington D.C., Jan 10, 2020 / 05:40 pm (CNA).- After a Democratic congressman said he would like to see more support from the pro-life movement in his re-election bid, one national pro-life group..
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BBC shortchange women : Samira Ahmed wins £700,000 backpay

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UK: Veganism Is A Philosophical Belief - Dentons

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Janet Mock and Taylor Swift to Be Honored for LGBTQ Advocacy at GLAAD Media Awards

Taylor Swift and Janet Mock will be recognized for their LGBTQ advocacy at the 31st annual GLAAD Award Nominees, the organization announced Tuesday morning. Grammy winner Swift will receive..
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Taylor Swift to be honoured with prestigious ally award for her work fighting for LGBT equality

GLAAD is to honour Taylor Swift with an ally award, for her work fighting for LGBT+ equality. In 2019 the singer broke from her long-held apolitical stance with a campaign for the Equality Act, a..
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UK: Sacked Vegan's Landmark Discrimination Claim - Charles Russell Speechlys

While this is the first ruling that veganism is a philosophical belief under the Equality Act, meaning that vegans are entitled to protection from discrimination because of this belief,
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Veganism judgment doesn’t change employment law, expert notes

An employment tribunal rules that ethical veganism is a philosophical belief that should be protected under the Equality Act.
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Big win for 'ethical vegans' in UK work tribunal

LONDON (AP) — British workers who practice “ethical veganism” to protect animals secured a big win in an employment tribunal when a judge ruled Friday that they are entitled to legal protection.. - Published

Veganism could be declared a religious or philosophical belief in UK

veganism could be declared a religious or philosophical belief in uk
It would mean vegans are protected under the Equality Act 2010
Hull Daily Mail - Published Also reported by •Wales Online

The biggest wins for LGBT+ rights in the 2010s – and all the battles yet to be won

As the decade ends, we take a look back at the rights won by LGBT+ people across the UK in the 2010s, and the fights that continue on. 1. Legal protections against transphobic discrimination At the..
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Anti-trans ‘gender critical’ views not a protected characteristic under the equalities act, judge rules

A researcher who said she lost her job for tweeting “gender-critical” views has lost her test case because her opinions are “absolutist”. Maya Forstater said the landmark case could establish..
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Conservatives Skewer Republican Attempts To Pass ‘Equality Act Light’

'Adopts the faulty reasoning of the Equality Act'
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UK: Bringing On A Sub – Freelancer Not An Employee Under Equality Act - Hogan Lovells

Under the Equality Act 2010, an individual is an employee and as such has protection against discrimination if they are engaged under "a contract personally to do work".
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Jennifer Beals on How a New Generation That ‘Refused to Be Categorized’ Helped Revive ‘The L Word’ (Video)

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Pelosi Defensively Invokes Her Religion – OpEd

As House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi was leaving her press conference Thursday, reporter James Rosen asked her, “Do you hate the president, Madame Speaker?” Pelosi was livid. She spun around and,..
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UK: Manager Ordered To Pay Compensation To Two Employees After Making Racist Remarks - Wrigleys Solicitors

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