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Connecticut governor signs law protecting transgender people

Democratic Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed legislation Wednesday that is designed to prevent discrimination based on gender identity or expression. The new law adds the phrase “gender identity or expression” to all existing state sex discrimination laws, making Connecticut the 15th state to specifically protect transgender people. Anything under authority…

Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie signs gender identity discrimination bill

Hawaii became the 13th U.S. state to ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity after Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie signed a new employment discrimination bill into law on Tuesday. House Bill 546 prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression in employment and as a matter of…

Labor Department prohibits discrimination based on gender identity

The U.S. Department of Labor is taking steps to become a “model workplace” for gay, lesbian and transgender employees. In a statement Thursday, the department said it would begin prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and pregnancy. The new policies protect employees and applicants “regardless of race, color, religion, sex…

Magazine editor seeks to reveal identity of forum poster

The editor of a hip hop entertainment magazine and his wife are seeking a court order to disclose the identity of an anonymous online critic. In November and December of 2010, a poster using the name BETonBlack called Jermaine Hall, the editor of Vibe magazine, an “Uncle Tom” for marrying…

Bill Maher cast doubts on Obama’s Christian identity

The liberal host of a popular cable television talk show recently cast doubts on President Barack Obama’s espoused Christianity during a discussion on the president’s current political leanings. “I think he’s a centrist the way he’s a Christian,” Bill Maher of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher said to a…

Los Angeles public schools open doors to ‘corporate brand identity’

This algebraic equation, brought to you by Coca-Cola? Absurd as it may sound, that will soon be a figurative reality for many students in Los Angeles county, as public school officials there have announced a plan to solicit corporate sponsorship to help grow their budgets and retain staff. In a…

Swedish prosecutor almost certain of bomber identity

Sweden’s chief prosecutor Tomas Lindstrand said Monday investigators were almost certain the man who blew himself up in Stockholm at the weekend was Taymour Abdel Wahab. When asked if the man who died Saturday in the Swedish capital was Wahab, as revealed by Islamist website Shumukh al-Islam, the prosecutor said…

Facebook messaging poses risks for users: watchdog

Facebook’s new online messaging service makes users of the social networking site more vulnerable to identity theft by cybercriminals, computer security firm Sophos warned Thursday. It urged users to be aware of the security risks before signing up for Facebook’s next-generation online messaging service that blends online chat, text messages…

Husband of outed CIA agent calls Dick Cheney ‘traitor’

The husband of outed CIA agent Valerie Plame has a name for former Vice President Dick Cheney: “traitor.” Plame, a former CIA officer, was outed by administration officials amidst her husband’s criticism of the evidence in the lead up to the US invasion of Iraq. Cheney’s then-chief of staff, “Scooter”…

McCain ’08 campaign joked with Secret Service: ‘Shoot out [Palin's] tires’

After John McCain’s presidential campaign decided to withdraw from Michigan, his vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin dissented. Once the Secret Service learned of Palin’s plan to drive to Michigan one morning anyway, it got a blunt response upon asking how to handle it: “Shoot out the tires.” That was but…

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