discrimination http://kuow.org en Read The Fine Print: Your Home May Have A Hidden Racist Past http://kuow.org/post/read-fine-print-your-home-may-have-hidden-racist-past <p>Ross Reynolds speaks with James Gregory, director of the <a href="http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/">Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project</a> at the University of Washington, about the history of racial exclusion in early 20th century housing covenants. Wed, 21 May 2014 22:37:38 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Posey Gruener 34894 at http://kuow.org Washington Supreme Court Backs Discrimination Claim Against Catholic Hospital http://kuow.org/post/washington-supreme-court-backs-discrimination-claim-against-catholic-hospital <p></p><p>Religious institutions in Washington have previously been exempt from discrimination rules but that could be changing. The Washington Supreme Court said in decisions Thursday that some employees whose duties are non-religious can bring discrimination claims against these nonprofits. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:31:00 +0000 Amy Radil 28362 at http://kuow.org Washington Supreme Court Backs Discrimination Claim Against Catholic Hospital Proposed Bill Would Enhance Religous Freedom Protections http://kuow.org/post/proposed-bill-would-enhance-religous-freedom-protections <p></p><p>Are Washingtonians forced by state government to act against their religious beliefs?</p><p>Last year, a Richland florist refused to provide flowers for a gay customer’s wedding. As a result, that florist is currently being sued by the state of Washington. When some Washington pharmacists felt they shouldn’t have to provide the morning-after pill to customers, the state pharmacy board jumped in.&nbsp;</p><p>Now, Spokane Valley state Senator <a href="http://mikepadden.src.wastateleg.org/">Mike Padden</a> is drawing up a bill that would limit the state from compelling citizens to act against their religious beliefs. The senator talked with Ross Reynolds. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:11:30 +0000 Ross Reynolds 20233 at http://kuow.org Proposed Bill Would Enhance Religous Freedom Protections Washington Exemption For Faith-Based Employers Challenged http://kuow.org/post/washington-exemption-faith-based-employers-challenged <p>The State Supreme Court today heard arguments in a case that could decide whether faith-based employers in Washington have some exemption from the state’s anti-discrimination law. Fri, 10 May 2013 04:49:59 +0000 Ruby de Luna 12824 at http://kuow.org How Common Is Weight Discrimination In Washington State? http://kuow.org/post/how-common-weight-discrimination-washington-state <p></p><p>A new study from Johns Hopkins University finds that overweight patients are treated with less warmth than thinner patients&nbsp;by doctors. That kind of discrimination is not limited to the doctor’s office. Many overweight people say they face discrimination, mistreatment and bias in their daily lives. Thu, 02 May 2013 18:44:51 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 12403 at http://kuow.org How Common Is Weight Discrimination In Washington State?