discrimination

Chinese restaurant owners
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Pat Loeb
October 04, 2019 - 3:11 pm
The City of Philadelphia will no longer enforce a 14-year-old ordinance that requires businesses on primarily residential streets to close at 11 p.m. The suit comes from a group of Chinese restaurant owners who say they were unfairly targeted by the law. Read more here.
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Aimee Stephens walks to her car in Ferndale, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019.
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AP News
September 30, 2019 - 8:16 am
The Supreme Court will hear Aimee Stephens' case Oct. 8 over whether federal civil rights law that bars job discrimination on the basis of sex protects transgender people. Other arguments that day deal with whether the same law covers sexual orientation. The cases are the first involving LGBT...
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For rent sign.
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Cherri Gregg
September 19, 2019 - 5:00 pm
The Public Interest Law Center has filed complaints against a number of Philadelphia landlords who they say are discriminating against potential tenants based on their source of income, which is against city law.
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Lawsuit filed against PGW by Joseph and Patricia Dean
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Cherri Gregg
September 17, 2019 - 5:00 pm
A former employee sued Philadelphia Gas Works Tuesday, alleging discrimination and retaliation. He claims he was fired for reporting racist acts in the workplace.
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A couple hold hands wrapped in a rainbow flag during a pride march in Marikina City, east of Manila on June 30, 2018.
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CNN
September 04, 2019 - 7:52 am
The Philippines' highest court has dismissed a petition to allow same-sex marriage, ruling that the applicant doesn't have a partner and therefore can't claim to be a victim of existing laws.
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Gavel in a courtroom.
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Jim Melwert
August 07, 2019 - 2:37 pm
LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge is letting a discrimination case move forward, brought by two former Friends’ Central School teachers who were fired over controversy about a Palestinian speaker. Former Friends’ Central teachers Ariel Eure and Layla Helwa were fired in...
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Astrology.
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June 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Millennials love astrology. Law, maybe not so much. That millennials love astrology does not come as a surprise to people following the statistics - more than half of young adults believe it's a true science. Plus, they're...
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In this May 16, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington.
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May 17, 2019 - 1:29 pm
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to...
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Pat Loeb
April 22, 2019 - 1:11 pm
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Philadelphia is within its right to require contractors — including Catholic Social Services, or CSS, an arm of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia — to abide by its non-discrimination policies. Read more here.
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U.S. Supreme Court
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April 22, 2019 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the main federal civil rights law that prohibits employment discrimination applies to LGBT people. The justices say Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired because of their sexual orientation. Another case...
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