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By Linda Cotton | January 4, 1991
DAN QUAYLE played 18 holes before someone tapped him on the shoulder and pointed out that there were protesters outside the Cyprus Point Golf Course. The vice president was shocked. Protest? Trouble? Whatever could be the matter?The matter was a simple one, and until last week I suspected the only people who didn't know about it were those who were vacationing in LindaCottonSamoa last summer. That's when civil rights groups protested holding the PGA championship at Shoal Creek Country Club, an all-white club in Birmingham, Ala., which barred blacks as either members or guests.
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By [JENNIFER SKALKA] and [JENNIFER SKALKA],Sun Reporter | May 16, 2007
Gov.Martin O'Malley signed an executive order yesterday stating that state employment decisions will be based solely on merit and fitness, and reinforcing an anti-discrimination policy for hiring and personnel activity. The order also mandates that the secretary of budget and management appoint a statewide equal opportunity coordinator to ensure that Maryland is complying with state and federal employment laws. "To bring the best workers to Maryland?s state government we need to guarantee every employee the basic protections that they deserve, and that our state government sets an example for equal employment opportunities throughout Maryland," the governor said in a statement.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff writer | November 18, 1990
The Carroll County Community Relations Commission has drawn 10 complaints of discrimination on the basis of physical disability, race and ethnicity during its first 10 months.Still, "There are people who really believe we don't have those problems in Carroll County," said Carroll County Commissioner Jeff Griffith at a panel discussion and forum the Community Relations Commission conducted Wednesday night at William Winchester Elementary School in Westminster.About 30 people attended the forum, conducted to publicize the new commission's goal of investigating disputes over discrimination for race, gender, age, religion, physical and mental handicaps, marital status, national origin and ancestry.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 25, 2001
Fifty percent of Maryland voters support a state law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, while 36 percent oppose the law and 14 percent are undecided, according to a poll released yesterday. The poll by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research found that women are more likely than men to favor the law, which was approved this year by the General Assembly. The firm surveyed 625 likely voters by telephone between Friday and Monday. It has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.
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By Chai Feldblum | September 24, 2007
On Sept. 5, Michael Carney, an openly gay Massachusetts police officer, eloquently told members of the House of Representatives why the Employment Non-Discrimination Act continues to be essential. Mr. Carney, who endured job discrimination once he made the courageous decision to come out to his colleagues, said, "Had I not been successful in fighting the bias that tried to prevent me from working, all the good I have done for some of the most vulnerable people in my community would never have happened."
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By Cox News Service | November 16, 1990
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- At Hooters, the chicken wings come mild, medium, hot or Three Mile Island. But these days it's the breasts that are causing all the heat.A sex discrimination complaint against the popular restaurant chain could leave judges and lawyers debating one deceptively simple question -- just what does Hooters really sell? Chicken wings or cheesecake?Two weeks ago, a district director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Pasco County near Tampa found that Hooters discriminates against men by hiring only women as bartenders and waitresses.
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By Michael K. Burns | April 11, 1991
Bethlehem Steel Corp. police department officers traded job favors for sex from female employees, according to a federal sex discrimination suit filed by a guard who claims she was fired for threatening to expose the practice.The suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore alleges that the chief of the Sparrows Point police force and a lieutenant did not enforce discipline against several female security guards with whom they were intimately involved, while penalizing employees who complained.
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June 1, 1993
Thousands of discrimination complaints are filed every year. Some of them make the local news pages; most we never hear of. It takes a national cause celebre, such as the federal lawsuit involving six black Secret Service agents versus the Denny's restaurant in Annapolis, to wake us up to the fact that this country has far to go in race relations.The agents, assigned to protect President Clinton at the U.S. Naval Academy two months ago, sat for a full hour without being served while white customers all around them, including their own colleagues, were waited on.Just slow service, as Denny's claims?
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff writer | October 10, 1990
A ruling by a county human rights panel sends a message to the medical community that failure to provide medical care to AIDS patients will not be tolerated, said an attorney who won an AIDS discrimination case last week involving a former county resident.The panel concluded on Thursday that the Howard County Medical Society discriminated against a man by denying him a medical referral because he was infected with the AIDS virus."All doctors have an obligation to treat HIV patients and other people with disabilities," said Deborah J. Weimer, the man's attorney and an assistant professor of law at the University of Maryland Law School in Baltimore.
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By Steve Chapman | June 8, 2004
CHICAGO -- David R. Gillespie may be an unlikely Rosa Parks, but we have to take our civil rights heroes where we find them. Ms. Parks rebelled because, being black, she was told to ride in the back of an Alabama bus while whites got to sit up front. Mr. Gillespie could not tolerate paying a $5 cover price on "ladies' night" at a New Jersey bar while females were getting in free. This being a civil rights drama, you can guess how it ends. Mr. Gillespie took legal action, and last week, the walls of discrimination came tumbling down.
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