If the proposed Pennsylvania budget passes as is, it could have major implications for the state agency that investigates civil-rights violations.
The Department of Justice issued another brief in support of the Defense of Marriage Act this week, although President Obama formally reiterated his opposition to the federal ban on same-sex marriage.
BAGHDAD — Militiamen are torturing and killing gay Iraqi men with impunity in a systematic campaign that has spread from Baghdad to several other cities, a prominent human-rights group said in a report.
The city’s transportation authority has filed a lawsuit that could limit the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relation’s scope of authority.
HIV/AIDS housing funds available
The city’s Office of Housing and Community Development has issued a Request for Proposals for nonprofit organizations that provide rental assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS.
School district to pay harassed student
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports a school district in Minnesota agreed to pay a $25,000 settlement to a high-school junior who was subjected to harassment by two teachers around his perceived sexual orientation.
The Youth Health Empower Project, a program of HIV/AIDS service organization Philadelphia FIGHT, recently welcomed a new director, who, despite her young age, has already accumulated about a decade of experience in the field.