Tag Archives: discrimination

What Will Happen With ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?’

 Post by Randall Ryder After a federal judge issued an injunction against the military’s policy of "don’t ask, don’t tell," the military told all recruiters to accept openly gay recruits. The Justice Department, however, has appealed the judge’s ruling, so what…

Does the Voting Rights Act Only Apply to Influencing Minorities?

A former Department of Justice (DOJ) testified that many members of the DOJ that the violations of the Voting Rights Act should only be pursued when minorities as harassed, but not white voters. The official was quoted as saying that…

Study Shows Racial Disparity in Death Penalty Sentences

A new study evaluated death sentences over 28 years in North Carolina and found major distinctions depending on the race of the victim. In particular, the study found that a defendant was three times as likely to get the death…

City Not Allowed to Evict Boy Scouts Because of Anti-Gay Policy

A Philadelphia jury held that the city violated the Boy Scouts freedom of association rights by trying to evict them from a city owned building. The city said the Boy Scouts anti-gay policies violated the city’s anti-discrimination statutes. The Boy…