Tag Archives: LGBT

California S.B. 292: Sex-Based Harassment Claims No Longer Require Sexual Desire Element

by Daniel Clark In response to Kelley v. Conco Companies, in which the California Court of Appeal affirmed the dismissal of a same-sex sexual harassment claim for lack of proof that the harassment was “an expression of actual sexual desire or intent,” the state legislature approved and Governor Brown signed S.B. 292, which will revise […]

No End to ENDA?

On June 12, 2012 the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) heard testimony from M. V. Lee Badgett , Research Director of the Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA and Director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; Kylar […]

Russian Airline Forces Gay Employee Into Heterosexual Marriage

Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, reportedly forced a gay flight attendant into a heterosexual marriage in order to keep his job. Maxim Kupreev, a 25 year old gay man, was given the ultimatum by Aeroflot to either marry a woman or lose his job. Kupreev married an old friend at the end of 2011 in a […]

HP: PA Woman Fired for Wearing Prosthetic Penis to Work

A Pennsylvania woman has filed suit after her New Jersey-based employers allegedly dismissed her for wearing a prosthetic penis to work. The Philadelphia Daily News cites a federal civil rights complaint filed by Pauline Davis Wednesday, which says she wore the device to the J&J Snack Foods plant in Moosic, Lackawanna County as she was contemplating […]