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Gay Missouri Cop to Finish Career on 'My Terms' After Suit

Gay Missouri Cop to Finish Career on 'My Terms' After Suit

Feb 13
A St. Louis County police lieutenant who was passed over for promotion 23 times said he has no plans to leave the department after he settled a discrimination lawsuit for $10.25 million.

Officer Told to 'Tone Down' Gayness Settles Suit for $10.25M

Officer Told to 'Tone Down' Gayness Settles Suit for $10.25M

Feb 11
St. Louis County has agreed to a $10.25 million settlement with a gay police lieutenant who says he was passed over for promotion 23 times and was told to "tone down" his "gayness."

St. Louis County Police Chief Announces Retirement

St. Louis County Police Chief Announces Retirement

By Jim Salter | Feb 10
The police chief in St. Louis County announced Monday that he is leaving the department, months after his leadership was called into question after a gay officer was awarded $20 million in a discrimination lawsuit.

Washington Post Places Reporter on Leave After Bryant Tweet

Washington Post Places Reporter on Leave After Bryant Tweet

Jan 28
The Washington Post has placed a political reporter on administrative leave after she tweeted a link to a story about rape allegations against NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, who was killed Sunday.

Hallmark Media CEO Leaves, Month After Same-Sex Ad Backlash

Hallmark Media CEO Leaves, Month After Same-Sex Ad Backlash

Jan 23
The head of Hallmark's media business is leaving the company after 11 years, just a month after its flagship Hallmark Channel faced an outcry over a decision to pull an ad with a lesbian couple kissing.

Judge Halts California Labor Law As It Relates to Truckers

Judge Halts California Labor Law As It Relates to Truckers

By Don Thompson | Jan 17
A federal judge on Thursday indefinitely blocked a new California labor law from applying to more than 70,000 independent truckers, deciding that it is preempted by federal rules on interstate commerce.

Virginia Poised for Historic Vote on Equal Rights Amendment

Virginia Poised for Historic Vote on Equal Rights Amendment

By Sarah Rankin | Jan 15
State lawmakers are poised to take a major step toward making Virginia the critical 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Paid Parental Leave for Fed Workers Could Spur Wider Changes

Paid Parental Leave for Fed Workers Could Spur Wider Changes

By Hope Yen and Alexandra Olson | Dec 17
The federal government's 2.1 million employees will get paid parental leave for the first time, a galvanizing moment in the growing movement to bring the benefit to all U.S. workers.

UN AIDS Agency Fires Whistleblower After Misconduct Probe

UN AIDS Agency Fires Whistleblower After Misconduct Probe

By Maria Cheng | Dec 16
The United Nations' AIDS agency has fired two staffers for financial and sexual misconduct, including a whistleblower whose allegations of being sexually assaulted sparked months of turmoil at the organization.

Sergeant Told to Tone Down 'Gayness' to Lead Diversity Unit

Sergeant Told to Tone Down 'Gayness' to Lead Diversity Unit

Dec 13
A gay St. Louis County police sergeant who was awarded nearly $20 million in a discrimination lawsuit has been promoted to lieutenant and picked as the leader of a newly created diversity and inclusion unit.

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