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AG warns Boy Scouts on discrimination

ALBANY — New York’s attorney general’s office wrote this week to the Boy Scouts of America nationally, advising that state and city laws prohibit hiring discrimination based on sexual orientation. The letter from Civil Rights Bureau Chief Kristen Clarke to ...

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Businesses are speaking out on religious-objections laws

NEW YORK — A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in states such as Indiana and Arkansas. The world’s largest retailer and America’s largest private employer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., ...

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Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees working for the federal government and for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.” “America’s federal contracts should ...

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Military now needs to adjust again

NEW YORK CITY — Two decades after integration of the U.S. military, race riots flared on Navy warships in the Vietnam era. Long after servicewomen were officially placed on an equal footing with men, sexual harassment is still pervasive.

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Discharged gay veterans sue for reinstatement

SAN FRANCISCO — Three military veterans who were discharged under the law that prohibits gays from serving openly in uniform sued the government Monday to be reinstated and to pressure U.S. lawmakers to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law before a new Congress is sworn in.

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