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Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

President Obama signs executive orders Monday to protect gay and transgender federal employees.

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Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.”

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'Everyday sexism' project seeks to change behavior

'Everyday sexism' project seeks to change behavior

Laura Bates, the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, poses for a portrait in London, Monday, July 14, 2014. When Laura Bates was followed home one night by a man from the bus, she didn’t think much of it. Incidents like that just seemed to be part and parcel of living in London. But the …

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'Everyday sexism' project seeks to change behavior

'Everyday sexism' project seeks to change behavior

LONDON — When Laura Bates was followed home one night by a man from her bus, she didn’t think much of it. Incidents like that just seemed to be part of living in London.

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Survey: 64 percent of women in science experience harassment

Survey: 64 percent of women in science experience harassment

As government initiatives push women to enter careers in science, a new study reveals that young female scientists are getting sexually harassed and even assaulted while conducting field work crucial to their success — mostly by those senior to them in their research teams.

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Protections for pregnant workers strengthened

Protections for pregnant workers strengthened

U.S. government cites "the persistence of overt pregnancy discrimination."

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We need a 'good jobs' president

We need a 'good jobs' president

Obama should use executive order to reward companies who pay living wage.

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Ban gay discrimination at work, exclude special exceptions

Ban gay discrimination at work, exclude special exceptions

Obama should show Congress how best to enact vital sexual orientation protections.

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Black leaders in Tucson voice immigration-reform support

Black leaders in Tucson called for comprehensive immigration reform that's humane during a news conference Thursday.

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