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US Announces Protections for Transgender Workers

Dec 18
The government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals.

British Teacher Comes Out, Gets Letter of Support From Student

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 17
After a British teacher came out as gay to his primary school students, he received a heartwarming letter of support from a nine-year-old child in his class, letting him know that it wouldn't change the way she felt about him.

On Intl. Migrants Day, IFUW Notes Most Refugees Are Women

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 17
In anticipation of International Migrants Day on December 18, the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) highlights the need for good education and job for women and migrants.

Iowa Reveals Job Reassignment in Lesbian Firing Case

By Ryan J, Foley | Dec 12
A top University of Iowa athletic administrator has been reassigned to the school's construction staff amid the threat of a wrongful termination lawsuit by her partner, the school said Thursday.

Don't Be A Scrooge! :: 'Tis the Season for Respecting Workers' Rights

By Caleb Rainey | Dec 10
Though the holidays are often a truly wonderful time of the year, it can also be a time when workers and their families are disrespected and trampled upon.

US Border Patrol: Female Agents Wanted

By Astrid Galvan | Dec 10
The U.S. Border Patrol is on a hiring spree for a very specific type of agent: a female one. Only 5 percent of its approximately 21,000 agents around the country are women, and the agency has long called this a problem.

Will Kansas Bring Back Its Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill?

By Jason St. Amand | Dec 9
Some of religious leaders in Kansas are urging lawmakers to resurrect a bill that would allow businesses owners to openly discriminate against and refuse service to LGBT people if the owners cite religious beliefs.

Iowa Reassigns Associate AD, Citing Partner's Case

By Ryan J. Foley | Dec 9
The University of Iowa is reassigning senior associate athletic director Jane Meyer, saying she cannot remain in the department while her partner sues the school for discrimination.

House Republicans Urge Boehner to Allow ENDA Vote

By Justin Snow | Dec 4
Six Republican supporters of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act urged House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on the LGBT-rights bill as part of a broader legislative package in a letter sent Wednesday.

US Issues Anti-Discrimination Rule for Employers

By Tom Raum | Dec 4
The Labor Department on Wednesday issued a rule to protect employees of federal contractors from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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