discrimination

By Jay Marshall Wolman  There has been significant commentary in the blogosphere about a recent order out of Oregon allegedly imposing a gag order on a bakery that expressed an aversion to same sex weddings. I'll leave the First Amendment analysis to Ken White at Popehat and Eugene Volokh as linked above.  I'm...

We are here for one reason -- to fuck. The old DNA says "spawn or go extinct." We may have frolics and detours along the way, to either make the rest of our existence more tolerable, or to make the entire group experience more likely to lead to...

[caption id="attachment_18725" align="alignright" width="175"] The offensive statue.Photo Courtesy of Melissa Wall, Ph.D. under a creative commons license. [/caption]Every law firm gets confronted (on a pretty regular basis) with the question: "should I put my name on this?" That soul searching comes into play when you wonder, "is this honorable?" You...

(From Charles Platt) Is this a real threat, or just posturing? The ADA has already been extended far beyond the areas in which is was first designed to apply. I can certainly imagine regulations compelling web sites to be "equally accessible" to the disabled. Discussion here....

I used to have neighbors in Flori-duh, whose argument (to me anyhow) against gay marriage was "what am I supposed to tell my kids?" Louis CK had a funny reply to that. "It doesn't have ANY effect on your life. What do you care? People try to talk about it like...

By J. DeVoy An admittedly portly University of Iowa undergrad, Jordan Ramos, is accusing a local nightclub for refusing to let her dance on the bar.  Simultaneously, if she had danced on the bar, fallen and been injured - she would almost certainly have sued the bar anyway.  Either way, it...

Gentlemen, start your engines.  The city of Indianapolis is facing a lawsuit arising from competing disability claims.  In one corner, a person using a service dog to help them with their disability (while the typical scenario is the seeing-eye dog, apparently this is a paprika-sniffing dog).  In the other, a person...

The lawyer for Sheriff's Deputy Krystal Rice seems to think so.  Click here and here to see for yourself. Nutshell version:  while a cadet, a superior officer convinces her to let him take risque photos, which he promises will only be used for official business in investigating sexual predators.  While she should...

By Tatiana von Tauber I’m embarrassed to be an American woman with witness to the current state of the Union. Being a woman is without a doubt the most difficult process of becoming I’ve ever undertaken especially since I began my role as a mother 14 years ago. Nothing prepares you for the experience...

From Charles Platt A judge in Pennsylvania who just happens to be of muslim faith informed a plaintiff that the 1st Amendment doesn't necessarily give you the right to "p people off." The plaintiff had worn a "Zombie Mohammed" costume in a public parade in Mechanicsburg, thus enraging a muslim observer...