Discrimination http://kcur.org en Roeland Park City Council Votes Down Anti-Discrimination Ordinance http://kcur.org/post/roeland-park-city-council-votes-down-anti-discrimination-ordinance <p>The Roeland Park City Council on Monday voted down an<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;ordinance &nbsp;that would have banned discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The anti-discrimination ordinance had been a hotly debated issue in the Johnson County suburb and drew a crowd last night of about 150 people. Some members of the crowd wore blue shirts to show their support for the ordinance.</p><p>After hearing nearly 50 public comments, the council voted 4-3 against adding the ordinance. One council member was absent.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:25:18 +0000 Cara McClain 59279 at http://kcur.org Roeland Park Will Vote on LGBT-Inclusive Anti-Discrimination Policy http://kcur.org/post/roeland-park-will-vote-lgbt-inclusive-anti-discrimination-policy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After being postponed four times in as many months, a vote has finally been scheduled for the proposed anti-discrimination policy in </span>Roeland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park, </span>Kan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The city council will vote on the measure July 21.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:34:00 +0000 Scott Ross 59043 at http://kcur.org Roeland Park Will Vote on LGBT-Inclusive Anti-Discrimination Policy Three Decades Of Poverty Law In Kansas City: Highlights From Julie Levin's Career http://kcur.org/post/three-decades-poverty-law-kansas-city-highlights-julie-levins-career <p>Julie Levin has worked with <a href="http://www.lawmo.org/">Legal Aid of Western Missouri</a> since 1977.</p><p>In that time, she's had some monumental cases, from a suit against the Kansas City Housing Authority in 1989 that changed the face of public housing, to a case on behalf of a client who lost her job while on maternity leave. That last case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 22:14:15 +0000 Gina Kaufmann & Matthew Long-Middleton 56170 at http://kcur.org Three Decades Of Poverty Law In Kansas City: Highlights From Julie Levin's Career ERA DOA? The Fight For Equal Rights Lives On In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/era-doa-fight-equal-rights-lives-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It was a chant from a different era.</p><p>“ERA now! ERA now! ERA now!”</p><p>As much as it sounded straight out of the past, the rallying cry was used Tuesday as a coalition of women’s groups marched to the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City on <a href="http://www.pay-equity.org/day.html">Equal Pay Day</a>, the day marking how far into a new year it takes a woman to earn what a man took home last year.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:24:58 +0000 Peggy Lowe 54018 at http://kcur.org ERA DOA? The Fight For Equal Rights Lives On In Missouri Kansas City Scores Best And Worst On LGBT Equality Index http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-scores-best-and-worst-lgbt-equality-index <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Kansas City has simultaneously achieved the lowest and highest scores on the Human Rights Campaign’s </span><a href="http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/mei-2013-see-your-citys-score" style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Municipal Equality Index</a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> scorecard.</span></ Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:57:53 +0000 Briana O'Higgins 47101 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Scores Best And Worst On LGBT Equality Index Discrimination: Report It, Don't Ignore It http://kcur.org/post/discrimination-report-it-dont-ignore-it <p>On this Tuesday's <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>,</em> a look at a new campaign to address issues of discrimination in our community. The campaign includes newspaper ads, radio spots, billboards, flyers, posters&nbsp;and also a 12-week informational radio show. (This radio show not included.)</p><p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:20:26 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 23184 at http://kcur.org Discrimination: Report It, Don't Ignore It The Woman Behind The Ledbetter Pay Act http://kcur.org/post/woman-behind-ledbetter-pay-act <p>In 1979, Lilly Ledbetter, a woman born in a house with no running water or electricity, applied for a job at the Goodyear tire factory. Even though the only women she’d seen there were secretaries in the front offices where she’d submitted her application, she got the job—one of the first women hired at the management level.</p> <p>Though she faced daily discrimination and sexual harassment, Lilly pressed onward, believing that eventually things would change. Nineteen years later, Lilly learned that she was making thousands less per year than the men in her position and filed a sex discrimination case against Goodyear, which she won and then lost on appeal.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 02:44:40 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 21890 at http://kcur.org The Woman Behind The Ledbetter Pay Act