September 10, 2012

Sharon Osbourne Will Not Return to ‘America’s Got Talent’ Because of Discrimination Claim

Sharon Osbourne has chosen to decline the offer to return as a judge for “America’s Got Talent.” The decision was made after NBC’s handling of a potential casting for her son Jack on the network’s new show, “Stars Earn Stripes.” Osbourne’s 26-year-old son was fired from the program after he revealed his multiple sclerosis diagnosis, and that the decision was delivered via email two days prior to his start date. Osbourne then decided to leave […]
September 10, 2012

Philadelphia swim club discrimination case settled

The Justice Department announced a settlement agreement in a Philadelphia-area racial discrimination case. The case dates back to June 2009. Creative Steps Day Camp of Northeast Philadelphia paid The Valley Swim Club in Huntingdon Valley for pool access for summer campers. Despite having paid for pool access, the Valley Swim Club returned the camp’s money and campers were told not to return to the pool. It was alleged that several campers heard pool members making […]
September 5, 2012

Gay Marriage is the Democratic Party Platform

The upcoming presidential convention will see a platform by the Democratic Party to discuss gay marriage. This platform will be about supporting marriage equality. The Democratic National Committee hesitated earlier in the year around March to move on a same-sex marriage platform plank as recently as this March, but this mood shifted after President Barack Obama came out in favor of marriage equality. See: Full Article The federal government of the United States does not […]
August 29, 2012

Fremont Toyota Pays $400,000 to Settle EEOC’s Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Fremont Toyota, a California car dealership agreed to pay $400,000 and implement training for the dealership’s management staff to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit alleged that Fremont Toyota’s general manager singled out four Afghan American salesmen during a staff meeting, calling them “terrorists” and threatening them with violence. The salesmen reported the harassment and later became the targets of verbal harassment. […]
August 13, 2012

Tripp Palin Gay comment draws criticism

The Palins have re in the spotlight again for outspoken comments. This time Bristol Palin is at the center of the drama where her son was reported as stating a homophobic slur when Bristol and aunt Willow won’t let her son visit the swimming pool. This comment was seen in a released clip from the Lifetime reality series Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp“. Bristol has since blogged about the event stating that Tripp’s word used […]
August 9, 2012

Chick-fil-A's stance on gay marriage raising eyebrows

The fast food company, Chick-fil-A, stands for Christian values in which its 1,600 restaurants nationwide close on Sundays. However, recently the fast food restaurant took a stance on gay marriage when President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press, “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for […]