Subtract one executive order from the anti-discrimination list

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August 24, 2008

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), a rumored short-lister as Sen. McCain's running mate, has let an executive order prohibiting discrimination by state agencies and contractors lapse.  The order, signed by former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, included sexual orientation along with other protected characteristics.  Jindal stated that he believed that federal anti-discrimination law, which does not include sex/o protection, […]

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Delaware ecstatic over O/Joe ticket

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August 23, 2008

Masses of Delawareans turn out at entrance to New Castle County airport to cheer Biden's departure for the big speech in Springfield: HT: delawareonline.com: Supporters gather at airport for Biden send-off

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Transgender employment discrimination trial: Day One

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August 22, 2008

Following is a report on the first day of trial in Schroer v. Library of Congress, from ACLU LGBT Project Director Matt Coles:             Diane Schroer’s case against the Library of Congress went to trial on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in D.C.  The basics of the case are pretty well known.  As […]

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Gay porn site users embarrassed by donation to McCain

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August 21, 2008

The Bay Area Reporter Online | McCain donation irks Manhunt subscribers by Seth Hemmelgarn A number of subscribers to the gay hook-up site Manhunt have been disturbed by the $2,300 contribution Jonathan Crutchley, one of the site's co-founders, made to the campaign of presumptive Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain…. Manhunt has nearly 1 million […]

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Law profs debate marriage

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August 19, 2008

The Federalist Society has posted an online debate  on same-sex marriage featuring Dale Carpenter (Minnesota), Andy Koppelman (Northwestern), Bob Nagel (Colorado), and Amy Wax (Penn).  Nothing new, but all the arguments are sane, and that alone qualifies it as a rare example of the genre.

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California Supreme Court: no religious exemption for providing medical care to LGBT patients

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August 19, 2008

Sometimes a case grabs attention less because of how it changes the law than because the parties or the context seem saturated with symbolic or cultural resonance. North_Coast_Women's_Medical Care Group_v_San Diego Superior_Court falls into that second category. In this case, the California Supreme Court ruled yesterday that doctors have no religious liberty right to deny […]

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