A law passed this session to end discrimination against lesbian couples seeking advanced fertility treatments in Maryland may have "inadvertently" introduced discrimination against straight couples, according to Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh.
Gov. Larry Hogan has proposed at the 11th hour in the budget process to create a new program, diverting $5 million dollars to support private and religious schools. These schools can discriminate if they choose — but should we have to support that discrimination with our tax dollars?
Most of the coverage about the Oklahoma University fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon specifically focuses on the students using a racial slur do describe African Americans. Their gleeful singing about lynching is overshadowed by that Boogie Man — the "n-word." It's the sensational, sexy angle. It's also lazy analysis.
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued a legal analysis Monday arguing same-sex marriage bans in states across the country are based solely on "fear, prejudice, and hate," and must be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Substance use is a daunting public health challenge. Addressing it will require a concerted, comprehensive and coordinated approach. We believe the task force will help bring the city together to understand the nature and scope of the problem, help put aside our differences and prejudices, make available the treatments that work and be willing to identify and discard those that do not.
Gov. Larry Hogan will allow forward three healthcare regulations his administration had previously flagged for further review, including one banning discrimination against Medicaid patients based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Lawyers who launched a fair-lending case in Baltimore against Wells Fargo that ended with a $175 million settlement three years ago had an effective weapon in their arsenal: a federal legal standard recognizing discrimination by effect as well as intent. Today, local housing advocates are concerned that this long-standing Fair Housing Act protection is in jeopardy as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs a challenge to it.
Gov. Larry Hogan may have sent a message of "tolerance and mutual respect" during his inauguration on Wednesday, but his early actions in office have signaled something different, according to advocates for the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
A black deputy fire chief whose termination from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport was overturned on the grounds of racial discrimination last month will return to his post Wednesday, according to his attorney.
In a case that could have a profound impact on the rights of pregnant employees, the Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled over whether a Maryland UPS driver faced discrimination when she was asked to leave her job because her pregnancy prevented her from lifting heavy packages.
On Dec. 3, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Young v. United Parcel Service, a case in which an employer was permitted to suspend without pay or insurance a pregnant employee because she could not lift more that 20 pounds. Ms. Young's job for UPS was collecting and delivering letters and packages sent by air. Her typical route covered Annapolis, Davidsonville and Calvert County. In suspending her, UPS explained that company policy required all employees to be able to lift 70 pounds unless they
Perra S. Bell, a former Towson University history teacher who was a lifelong crusader for civil rights, died Sept. 26 at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples, Fla., of complications of a fractured hip. She was 95.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration has agreed to no longer require certain job candidates to take medical exams and answer disability-related questions, following a complaint released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice.
In a full reversal of existing state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans.
The Social Security Administration is overhauling its internal anti-discrimination program after federal auditors found that the agency failed to establish an adequate system for handling claims from employees.