Monthly Archives: December 2010

Pittsburgh U.S. Attorney’s Office Opens New Civil Rights Section as Sex Discrimination Suit Filed Against Local Firm

On Tuesday, December 7, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Pittsburgh launched a civil rights section. According to the Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh’s is the newest of about a dozen federal prosecution offices nationwide to open a section dedicated exclusively to civil rights … Continue reading

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First Two Openly Transgender Judges in the U.S. Appointed Last Month

A positive step for transgender visibility was taken in November, when two openly transgender people became judges in two states. California voters elected Judge Victoria Kolakowski to the Alameda County Superior Court on November 2, making her the first openly transgender … Continue reading

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Help Ensure All Workers Have the Right to Earn Paid Sick Days

If you live in Philadelphia, you have an opportunity to ensure that all workers have the right to earn paid sick days. How can you do this?  By joining the Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces for a Letter Writing … Continue reading

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