March 12, 2013

Gay Stuyvesant Worker Loses Suspension Appeal

Christopher Asch, a 20-year veteran librarian and media specialist at the magnet school Stuyvesant High School, was accused of touching students in a way that made them uncomfortable between 2005 and 2008. The librarian was later suspended amid such accusations. Christopher Asch filed a discriminatory case, claiming he was suspended because he is gay. The New York County Supreme Court vacated the suspension, finding that the ruling has the possibly unintentional effect of discriminating against […]
November 5, 2010

Judge Orders Military to Stop Enforcing “Don't Ask, Don't Tell”

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the U.S. military to stop enforcing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, putting an end to the ban on openly gay troops.  U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips’ permanent worldwide injunction, praised by gay rights organizations, orders the military “immediately to suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge, separation, or other proceeding, that may have been commenced” under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. President Barack Obama is pushing for […]
October 21, 2010

Paladino Laces Speech With Anti-Gay Remarks

Carl P. Paladino, the Republican candidate for New York Governor, has not held back his opinion on homosexuality.  The New York Daily News has taken to referring to the Republican nominee as “Crazy Carl,” and his latest series of outbursts demonstrated why.  Appearing before a group of orthodox rabbis in Brooklyn, Paladino declared that he did not want children “brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option — it isn’t.”  Then, […]