discrimination http://kplu.org en Gay Rights Advocates: Idaho Bills Would Upend Local Discrimination Bans http://kplu.org/post/gay-rights-advocates-idaho-bills-would-upend-local-discrimination-bans <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gay rights advocates say legislation introduced this week in Idaho would undermine local anti-discrimination ordinances passed in seven Idaho cities. The new bills are aimed protecting religious people from activities they say violate their beliefs.</span></p><p>Republican Idaho lawmakers are responding to incidents elsewhere in the Northwest. A <a href="http://www.kplu.org/term/arlenes-flowers">florist in Richland, Wash., faces lawsuits</a> for refusing to provide the flowers for a same-sex wedding. In Oregon, investigators found a baker in Gresham who made a similar stand violated the state's civil rights laws.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 13026 at http://kplu.org Gay Rights Advocates: Idaho Bills Would Upend Local Discrimination Bans Study: In Seattle, Women Paid More in Lower-Paying Jobs http://kplu.org/post/study-seattle-women-paid-more-lower-paying-jobs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Women who work for the city of Seattle earn more money than men in some jobs. The reverse is true for other jobs. The problem is the classes of jobs in which women earn more are lower-paying than the ones in which men earn more, according to</span><a href="http://mayormcginn.seattle.gov/launching-a-gender-justice-initiative/?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=launching-a-gender-justice-initiative" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">&nbsp;a new study</a>&nbsp;conducted by the city's own Personnel Department.&nbsp;</p><p>The study compared the wages of workers by gender in 871 job classes.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">While there was some inequity between women and men within the same job classes, the larger disparity involved men earning more in higher-paying jobs, according to the report&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">first reported by&nbsp;</span><a href="http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2013/07/16/report-confirms-that-seattle-pays-female-city-employees-less-than-men-for-the-same-type-of-work" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Stranger</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:43:04 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer & Hayat Norimine 9354 at http://kplu.org Study: In Seattle, Women Paid More in Lower-Paying Jobs Aberdeen paying $100,000 to bullied student http://kplu.org/post/aberdeen-paying-100000-bullied-student <p>An African-American man who was bullied when he was a student in Aberdeen has won a major settlement from the school district. Russell Dickerson III sued the district in federal court for not stopping his classmates from harassing him throughout junior high and high school.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:37:17 +0000 Charla Bear 3934 at http://kplu.org Aberdeen paying $100,000 to bullied student