Transgender cashier claims torment by co-workers at Miami Publix store put her in hospital
A former Publix cashier who identifies as a woman says co-workers tormented her with anti-gay and anti-trangender slurs until she suffered a nervous breakdown and had to be hospitalized. It’s the latest in a series of accusations against the grocery giant by LGBTQ employees.Publix was aware of Kevin Whitter’s gender identity when it hired her to work as a cashier in June 2018 at a downtown Miami store, according to a lawsuit filed Sunday in U.S. District Court in Miami. Whitter’s driver’s license identifies her as a female.Her suit describes a series of humiliating encounters that began with s...
Appeals court rules against Minnesota school district in 'landmark' bias case
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that a transgender student at Coon Rapids High School had a right to use the boys’ locker room.Instead, the Anoka-Hennepin School District had directed the student, N.H., to use an “enhanced privacy” bathroom separate from the boys’ locker room in violation of the state’s human rights act, the court said in a decision filed Monday.The state Department of Human Rights called it a landmark ruling.“This decision means that schools are now safer and more welcoming for transgender and gender nonconforming students across Minnesota,” Human...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Pa. lawmakers promote legislation banning discrimination against natural hairstyles
PHILADELPHIA — Only days after the U.S. House passed legislation to provide federal protection from hair discrimination in schools and employment, a group of Pennsylvania lawmakers held a virtual news conference Thursday to promote their own bills.Known as the CROWN Act, the House bill, passed Monday, would ensure that people cannot be discriminated against for choosing to wear their hair in such styles as Afros, braids, locs, twists or knots. The acronym stands for Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair. The legislation still has to be approved by the Senate.The Pennsylvania bill...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Sexual Orientation Discrimination Carried to New LIGHTS
Sexual Orientation DiscriminationCarried to New LIGHTS; Woman Who’s Sexual Orientation is For a Chandelier Filed ComplaintQ1 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreWoman Discriminated Bssed On Her Sexual PreferenceWASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2020) - A woman filed a complaint that she was discriminated against, and held up to ridicule based upon her sexual orientation or preference, because she allegedly married a chandelier.She claimed that "her sexual orientation is an attraction to objects," arguably recognized in academia as "objectum sexual," and that she was only "in a relationship,...