Advocacy Group Fights India Caste System Discrimination in Silicon ValleySanta Clara County's Human Rights Commission is tackling the thorny issue of caste discrimination in education and on the job in Silicon Valley.
SCOTUS Turns Down Texas Lawsuit Against California’s Travel BanThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down Texas' challenge to California's ban on state-funded business trips to Texas and other states that discriminate against LGBTQ people.
House Passes Equality Act, Bolstering Legal Protections for LGBTQ AmericansThe House passed a bill on Thursday known as the Equality Act, which would enshrine legal protections for LGBTQ Americans by amending existing civil rights laws to prevent businesses and institutions from discriminating against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Google To Pay $2.6 Million To Settle Allegations Of Discrimination Against Asians, WomenGoogle will pay $2.6 million to more than 5,500 employees and past job applicants to resolve allegations that the internet giant discriminated against female engineers and Asians in California and Washington state.
'Nightmarish': Gay, Black SF Firefighter Sues Over Alleged Discrimination At Castro StationIn a lawsuit, a San Francisco firefighter alleges that during the years he served at Station 6 in the Castro District, he experienced "a nightmarish series of events" because he was gay and black.
California Battle Over Affirmative Action Rages OnWith the national discussion on race progressing, leading to another look at affirmative action policies, a push to reinstate such a program in California faces a tough battle on election day.
Santa Clara County, Chicago Lead Coalition to Defend LGBTQ Patient ProtectionsSanta Clara County and the City of Chicago filed an amicus curiae brief Friday on behalf of a coalition of 31 local governments defending the rights of LGBTQ people to access health care without fear of discrimination.  
California Sues Cisco Over Alleged Caste Discrimination Against Dalit Indian EmployeeCalifornia regulators sued Cisco Systems, saying an engineer faced discrimination from other Indian workers because he is Dalit Indian. India’s caste system puts Dalits at the bottom of a social hierarchy, once terming them “untouchables.”
Pinterest Hires Lawyers To Examine Workplace Culture After Accusations Of RacismPinterest has hired an outside legal team to examine its workplace culture in response to accusations of racism and discrimination by two former employees.
California Bans State-Paid Travel To Idaho Over Transgender Discrimination LawsCiting two new laws he said allow discrimination against transgender people, California attorney general Xavier Becerra added Idaho to a list of 11 other states where state-funded travel isn’t allowed.
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Civil Rights Law Protects LGBTQ Workers From Job DiscriminationThe Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay and lesbian people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBQ rights from a conservative court.