Tag Archives: discrimination

Breaking: GOP blocks pay equity

TweetThe Senate GOP has blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act which should put to rest any suspicions you may have had that the GOP’s current game isn’t to remove all women’s rights and make their lives as miserable as possible. The vote was 52-47 to block the measure. Pay equity would have given women some protection [...]
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NYT fail: “Men invented the internet”

Tweet Grace Murray Hopper: American computer scientist and U.S. Navy officer, one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language. Pic via Boing Boing. Xeni Jardin at Boing Boing has a great response to this weekend’s New York Times’ piece on Ellen Pao’s sexual discrimination lawsuit against the venture capital firm [...]
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CeCe McDonald pleads guilty to manslaughter

TweetOn June 5th of last year, there was a fight outside a bar in Minneapolis. Several people were involved, a few were injured, one was killed. Only one was arrested. The person who was killed was a straight white cisgender man, and the person who was arrested was a young transgender woman of colour. Around [...]
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Ohio mom ousted as Boy Scout troop leader for being gay

TweetWell, this is abhorrent: On Tuesday night protesters gathered in front of a Bridgeport church to let their local Boy Scout leaders know how they felt about a controversial decision. The controversy began just last week when a Tiger Scout leader had her membership revoked due to her sexual orientation. Jennifer Tyrrell said she was [...]
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Rep. Steve King proves how much he sucks….again

TweetRep. Steve King (R-IA) really sucks.  Apparently, when he’s not ranting about Muslims, he’s suggesting a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” approach for the workplace.  Because you know that worked out great for the military (eyeroll). Currently, there is no federal protection for LGBT employees to prevent being terminated from their job because of their sexual [...]
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