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Fighting a No-Pets Eviction With Doctors’ Notes and a Federal Suit

By: Matt A.V. Chaban

Outside the brick behemoths of the East River Housing cooperative on the Lower East Side is an inscription quoting Sidney Hillman, the labor leader who helped build these affordable homes for thousands of garment workers and others: 1,063 more words

Law

Oz Update

Well as I said in a previous post things have gotten somewhat interesting here in the land of Oz and not in a good way.  For a country that is supposed to pride itself about providing a ‘fair go’ for everyone we seem to be failing rather badly on a variety of fronts.   1,082 more words

Enjoy A Rant

Thanks Susan Devoy, I think you're doing a great job

When Dame Susan Devoy was appointed as Race Relations Commissioner in March 2013, I was critical. Along with others, I was outraged at other highly qualified candidates being overlooked. 906 more words

Society

Court forces baker to make gay wedding cakes and undergo sensitivity training

Todd Starnes covers the story at Fox News.

Excerpt:

A family owned bakery has been ordered to make wedding cakes for gay couples and guarantee that its staff be given comprehensive training on Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws after the state’s Civil Rights Commission determined the Christian baker violated the law by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

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News

NHRC holds Zonal Public Hearing in Port Harcourt

…hears petitions on forced evictions and demolitions

Written by Lillian Akhigbe, Communications Officer, Social Action.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) held a four -day public inquiry into cases of demolitions and forced evictions on the 19th to 22nd of May 2014. 722 more words