Equal Rights

Examine the ongoing fight for equal rights through a range of features on workplace discrimination, same-sex marriage, and more.

Five Biggest Sexual Harassment Cases

Even though we're still wrestling with this issue, a look back at the history of sexual harassment shows how far we've come as a society.

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Understanding the Historical Impact of Rosa Parks

The name Rosa Parks is synonymous with the civil rights movement of the 1960s, but this extraordinary woman spent much of her life fighting for…

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The Right to Refuse Service: Can a Business Refuse Service to Someone?

Religious freedom laws have complicated the issue surrounding discrimination and when a business can legally refuse service.

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Know Your Rights When It Comes to Job Discrimination

Job discrimination is absolutely illegal. If you believe you have been discriminated against, there is recourse available, both within your workplace…

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Hospital Visitation & Decision-Making Rights for More Americans

An April 2010 decree from President Obama states that hospitals must allow designated loved ones access to a patient even if they aren't related by…

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Husbands taking their wives' last names: Why does the law discriminate?

When California man, Michael Buday, promised to take his fiancee's last name when they got married, he didn't envision the legal battle in his future…

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Watch Your Language: Can business owners make an English-only policy?

On September 14, 2005, the federal district court in Phoenix, Arizona found that the two married co-owners of Harvest Medical Clinic, Inc., Henry and…

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The Facts About Age Discrimination

Age discrimination is a serious problem in the workplace. Find out if age discrimination laws apply to you, how to determine if you have been…

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Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal in 32 States and Washington, D.C.

Check out this brief overview of the history of same-sex marriage in the US to find out how we got where we are and where are we headed regarding…

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Attention All Renters: Do You Know Your Rights?

Renter rights can vary depending on where you live. But, usually housing laws cover everything from the physical property to the terms of the rental…

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