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OGC-97-16 Defense of Marriage Act, January 31, 1997
The Defense of Marriage Act,1 which became law on September 21 of last year, defines
"marriage" as "a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife";
similarly it defines "spouse" as referring "only to a person of the opposite sex who is a
husband or a wife." Because the Act makes both definitions apply "[i]n determining the
meaning of any Act of Congress," it potentially affects the interpretation of a wide variety
of federal laws in which marital status is a factor.
marriage  gay_marriage  benefits  discrimination  research 
february 2012 by dissident
Help-Wanted Ads Exclude the Long-Term Jobless - NYTimes.com
That is the message being broadcast by many of the nation’s employers, making it even more difficult for 14 million jobless Americans to get back to work.
unemployment  labor  discrimination  jobs  economy 
july 2011 by dissident
NTY: Social media history becomes a new job hurdle - TODAY Tech - TODAY.com
Possible employers may look at everything you've said or done online in the past seven years
social_media  employment  jobs  privacy  discrimination  background_check 
july 2011 by dissident
Wal-Mart’s Authoritarian Culture - NYTimes.com
MONDAY’S Supreme Court decision to block a class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart was a huge setback for as many as 1.6 million current and former female employees of the world’s largest retailer. But the decision has consequences that range far beyond sex discrimination or the viability of class-action suits.
Wal-Mart  sexism  discrimination  gender  labor  workers_rights  unions  culture  management 
june 2011 by dissident
Let Them Play: Behind FIFA's Decision to Ban Iran's National Women's Team | The Nation
On Sunday, moments before Iran’s women’s team was due to take to the pitch and play in an Olympic qualifier against Jordan, the team was disqualified for wearing their traditional full-body tracksuits and hijabs. Jordan was granted a 3-0-forfeit victory, crushing the lauded Iranian team’s chances to go to the 2012 London Games.
Dave_Zirin  soccer  Iran  islamophobia  discrimination  sports 
june 2011 by dissident
The Data Behind the Walmart Not-Yet-Class-Action Lawsuit » Sociological Images
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the Dukes v. Wal-Mart suit. Wal-Mart is accused of egregious and systematic discrimination against the 1.5 million women who have worked there since 1998. The case isn’t based on anecdotal accounts; instead, it’s backed up by reams of data. Here is some of it.
sexism  Wal-Mart  discrimination  labor  workers_rights  salary  statistics 
april 2011 by dissident

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