Cook County Sheriff Sets Up Hate Crime And Discrimination HotlineSheriff Tom Dart said hate crimes have been on the rise in recent years, and some people have been emboldened even more in recent weeks.
Airline Gave Woman New Seat, Because Monks Cannot Sit Next To WomenA California woman was given a new boarding pass when arriving last Monday at John Wayne airport for her United Airlines flight to Houston, because two men did not want to sit next to a woman.
Couple Files Complaint After Inn Denies Them Non-Religious WeddingA mixed faith couple has filed a discrimination complaint with the state, after being told they could not have their wedding at an inn in Galena, because they wanted a non-religious ceremony.
Emanuel Seeking To Lure N.C. Businesses To Chicago Over Law Blocking Anti-Discrimination RulesThe new law in North Carolina not only seems to clear the way for discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity, but it also requires transgender people to use restrooms based on their gender at birth.
NU Muslim Chaplain Claims Discrimination After Being Refused Unopened Can On United Airlines Flight United Airlines is in damage control mode after a prominent Muslim scholar and chaplain at Northwestern University wrote about a humiliating experience she said she had on a flight Friday, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
Michigan Governor Says He Would Veto Religious Objections BillMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder warned Thursday that he would veto religious objections legislation unless lawmakers also send him a bill extending anti-discrimination protections to gays.
Money Rolls In For Indiana Pizzeria Amid Backlash Over 'Religious Freedom' FlapThe O’Connor family closed Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, this week, amid a heated backlash after saying they might not cater to gay and lesbian couples due to their religious beliefs.
UPDATE: Indiana Governor Signs Changes To Religious Objections LawIndiana lawmakers announced proposed changes Thursday to the state's new religious objections law aimed at quelling widespread criticism from businesses and other groups that have called the proposal anti-gay.
Pence On 'Religious Freedom' Law: "We Will Fix This"Acknowledging his state has “come under the harsh glare of criticism” over a controversial new “religious freedom” law, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he wants state lawmakers to pass new legislation that makes clear businesses cannot discriminate against gay and lesbian couples.
Indiana 'Religious Freedom' Law Spurs 'This Business Serves Everyone' MovementIn the wake of a new Indiana law many critics see as legalized discrimination against homosexuals, many Indiana businesses have made it known they serve everyone, with the help of an entrepreneur from Valparaiso.
NCAA To Monitor Impacts Of Indiana "Religious Freedom" LawWith the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.
Justice Department: Pregnant Teachers Illegally Fired At Scammon ElementaryPregnant teachers at a Northwest Side elementary school were fired in violation of the law when they announced their pregnancies, the U.S. Justice Department alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Lesbian Police Officer Sues Markham For DiscriminationOfficer Brittney Jackson's complaint has alleged the harassment began when she joined the force in May 2010, and continued despite numerous complaints. She alleged one officer asked her why she didn't "give the men on the force a chance," and claimed another told her, "You need to stop this 'I'm gay' mess."
City Council Panel Backs $13M In SettlementsAldermen have recommended settling three lawsuits against the city’s police and fire departments, for a combined $13 million.
Former Robbins Cop Sues Village For DiscriminationA former Robbins police detective is suing village officials over alleged racial discrimination in hiring practices and for retribution when he sought drug charges against a relative of Mayor Tyrone Ward.