The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that existing civil rights law bars sexual orientation-based employment discrimination — a groundbreaking decision to advance legal protections for gay, lesbian, and bisexual workers.
Iran’s new President Hassan Rohani has appointed a woman, Elham Aminzadeh, as his vice president for legal affairs. Aminzadeh is a former member of parliament who teaches at the Allameh Tabatabaei University in Tehran. Read more via Bloomberg News: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-13/iran-s-rohani-picks-female-vp-after-pledge-to-back-iranian-women.html
12/7/14 Punched in the face while handcuffed in a police car - but her cop attacker will NOT be charged: Prosecutors say officer who left woman, 23, with a broken eye socket 'acted professionally' | A Seattle police officer who punched a drunk woman in the face while she was handcuffed in the back of a patrol car will not face charges, prosecutors have revealed. .
THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY. Dylann Storm Roof has been arrested at a traffic stop in North Carolina and confirmed as the main suspect in the mass shooting of nine members, three males and six females, of a prayer group at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The Department of Justice have started a hate crime investigation into the shooting. Before opening fire, he reportedly sat among the people in the church for about an hour.