July 19, 2008
A Christian registrar who refused to officiate same-sex civil partnerships has won a discrimination case that could redraw the boundaries of anti-discrimination laws. Lillian Ladele is set to receive compensation after a central London tribunal ruled that a north London council unlawfully discriminated against her because she refused to carry out the ceremonies “as a matter of religious conscience” Did the tribunal make the right decision or is this discrimination against the gay community?
December 28, 2009
I’ve been a lawyer for many decades, and my clients have mainly been health-care providers. Lawyers, doctors, nurses and other professionals are required to take continuing education. But once they are licensed they are not required to take a six-hour SAT-like examination in order to continue their professions (“Deadline set for earning CLAD,” Dec. 22). Doctors and lawyers may take exams to become board certified or certified in a specialty, but these exams are voluntary.
April 12, 2008
I want to address a topic that has been on my heart over the years. It is being discussed in a course I am taking. The topic is the discrimination of women in leadership in the church. I have in many ways been affirmed in church life. I am ordained, have been for well over a decade, and have served in church settings for some 18 years now. I have held the pulpit, performed weddings, funerals and baptisms and have been a youth, full-time assistant and marriage and family pastor.
October 12, 2000
I had to pinch myself that I was really in the USA after reading your editorial of Sept. 28 ("Coalition vote is about what's fair to everyone")! Here we have some self-appointed group setting up to give certain factions special treatment; and woe betide those who are not included, they will be attacked and vilified. This has not been done on a national scale since the days of Nazi Germany, Goebels and Communist Russia. Today we are reliving George Orwell's "1984," but the enemy is now on the inside.
December 9, 1999
Buck Wargo Hank the red standard dachshund tries to negotiate a settlement of a lawsuit with Waldo the basset hound during Tuesday's meeting of the Glendale City Council. Waldo appears like he would rather take his chances in court. Hank's owner, Lynda Burns, filed a gag lawsuit against the city, claiming all other breeds of dogs are being discriminated against because Glendale selected a basset hound theme for its float in the 2000 Tournament of Roses Parade.
January 15, 2002
Tim Willert DOWNTOWN -- A panel of leaders from Muslim, Arab and Sikh communities will discuss discrimination following the Sept. 11 attacks. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fire Station 21, 421 Oak St. The question-and-answer session is hosted by the Glendale Human Relations Coalition as a way to heighten tolerance of cultural diversity. The four-member panel will include Robin Toma, executive director of the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission; Edina Lekovic of the Muslim Public Affairs Council; Michael Shehadeh, president of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; and Nirinjan Khalsa, a Sikh Dharma from the San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council.
October 17, 2000
Amber Willard CITY HALL -- A recommendation to withhold grants from groups that discriminate hinges on the Glendale City Council tonight. At its meeting, the council will consider last month's recommendation by the Glendale Human Relations Coalition not to give Community Development Block Grants to organizations that discriminate based upon items like sexual preference, martial status, HIV status, gender identity and pregnancy. Council members will decide if they wish to hear further discussion on the issue and if so, direct city staffers to conduct further research.
October 29, 2005
I read an article recently from Armenpress, an Armenian news agency, titled "Armenia receives $4 million from the global fund." In brief, the article is about funding for a national program aimed at preventing HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in the Republic of Armenia for the next three years. This article was also a link on the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Armenian Society website. The website provides a wealth of information about gay and lesbian culture, society, health and events.