EEOC to Add Non-Binary Gender Option to Discrimination Charge Intake Process

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it will promote greater equity and inclusion for members of the LGBTQI+ community by giving individuals the option to select a nonbinary “X” gender marker during the voluntary self-identification questions that are part of the intake process for filing a charge of discrimination.

This announcement comes on Transgender Day of Visibility, which recognizes the resilience and accomplishments of the transgender community.

“The addition of a nonbinary gender marker to the EEOC’s charge intake process will be an important step to promote greater inclusion for members of the LGBTQI+ community,” said EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows. “To advance our mission to prevent and remedy employment discrimin­ation, we must serve all workers, including those who do not identify as male or female. Our public-facing forms should make clear that we respect that diversity.”

Recognizing that the binary construction of gender as either

Police: Pedestrian, 33, killed in Arnold crash

An Arnold man was declared dead Tuesday night after he was hit by a vehicle while walking on Ritchie Highway, according to police.

Eric Crawford, 33, was struck by a 2012 Nissan Versa after 10 p.m. Tuesday, around the time Anne Arundel County Police were called to the 1200 block of Ritchie Highway for a complaint about a pedestrian walking in the northbound section of the roadway, according to a news release from the police department. He was declared dead at the scene, near Severna Park Golf Center.

Police said Crawford was “wearing dark, non-reflective clothing,” and they believe pedestrian error led to him being struck by the car, which was operated by Christopher Broughton, 57 of Glen Burnie.

Broughton was not injured, police said.

Man sues Catholic Diocese of Cleveland over rape allegations

A 19-year-old man has sued the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland over allegations that it failed to protect him from a former priest who was sentenced to prison for exploiting children.

The man filed the lawsuit in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court earlier this month, alleging that Robert McWilliams raped and sexually molested him. The accuser was about 15 years old at the time of the incidents.

McWilliams was serving a life sentence for sexually exploiting boys when he died by suicide in February. He was 41.

The lawsuit, filed by Lebanon attorney Konrad Kircher, says the diocese had obtained information about McWilliams during his years as a seminarian.

The suit says it “revealed that McWilliams was an immature, emotionally unstable individual, who, in the context

US Ex-Bishop Admits Covering Up 25 Years Of Child Sex Abuse By 11 Priests

New York: A US association for victims of sexual abuse denounced Monday a former bishop in New York state who admitted to having ignored multiple sexual assaults on children committed by 11 priests over 25 years.

In April 2021, Howard Hubbard, an ex-bishop in the city of Albany, testified under oath over four days before the state’s Supreme Court and acknowledged that from 1977 to 2002, he was informed of sexual abuse committed against minors without turning the clergy members over to police.

The 680-page deposition was made public Friday under a judge’s order and has since caught the attention of the US media.

“Now parishioners and the public know concretely that their former bishop was actively involved in covering up abuse,” the nonprofit Survivors

Omaha police identify victim of fatal crash involving pedestrian; driver charged with motor vehicle homicide DUI

The suspect in a fatal crash was in Douglas County court on Monday.

Sarah Faya, 21, was charged with motor vehicle homicide-DUI and was held on $250,000 bond.

Omaha police have identified the victim of a fatal crash on March 25 involving a pedestrian and arrested the driver for motor vehicle homicide-DUI.

Officers were called to a person hit by a car around 10:23 p.m. Police arrived at the scene near 26th and Lake streets and found the vehicle, a 2005 Toyota Corolla, on its top.

The victim, identified as 37-year-old Ashley Dotson, was rushed to Nebraska Medicine with CPR in progress. Dotson was pronounced dead at the hospital.

After an investigation, OPD determined that the Corolla exited Highway 75 at Lake Street at a

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