Gawker, Suddenly Concerned with Privacy, Retracts Story of David Geithner and Homosexual Escort

It’s the first time in Gawker’s illustrious dirt-digging history that it has retracted a story without the revelation of a factual error or the threat of a lawsuit. Entirely of its own accord, Gawker has retracted a story about how David Geithner, CFO of Condé Nast, tried to hire a gay porn star for a night of sex. Why exactly did Gawker retract the story? Gawker managing editor Nick Denton released a statement. Here is part of it: The point of this story was not in my view sufficient to offset Read more […]

1964 Civil Rights Act Expanded to Include LGBT Applicants

The LGBT lobby has yet another notch in its belt. The 1964 Civil Rights Act has now been interpreted to protect LGBT workers from discrimination: In the past, courts have ruled that Title VII does not cover discrimination based on sexual orientation because it’s not explicitly mentioned in the law, but the EEOC’s ruling disputes that reasoning. “Sexual orientation discrimination is sex discrimination because it necessarily entails treating an employee less favorably because of the employee’s Read more […]