Gender issues

August 28, 2017 - 10:44 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's ban on transgender individuals joining the military. The federal lawsuit , Stone v. Trump, was filed in Maryland on Monday by the ACLU of Maryland on behalf of Petty Officer First Class...
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Jared Leto arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 27, 2017 - 9:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, which are being presented Sunday night in Inglewood, California (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Jared Leto has delivered a speech fondly remembering late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington at the MTV Video Music Awards. Leto, an...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2017 file photo, Taylor Swift performs at the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert in Houston, Texas. Swift isn’t nominated for an award, but she could own the night at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. The pop star who dominated headlines all week with anticipation of new music will debut a music video at the show Sunday. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
August 27, 2017 - 8:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, which are being presented Sunday night in Inglewood, California (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Taylor Swift's newest music video has arrived and it opens with the pop star emerging from a grave. Swift's music video for "Look What You...
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Musician MC Hammer speaks at a rally in San Francisco, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, ahead of politically conservative rallies scheduled this weekend. Concerned about possible violence, city officials have urged residents to stay away from other gatherings on Saturday and Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 25, 2017 - 10:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on conservative free speech rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley (all times local): 6:30 p.m. San Francisco's mayor says he doesn't trust a right-wing group that says it's canceling a rally in the city on Saturday. Mayor Ed Lee said Friday night that despite...
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Musician MC Hammer speaks at a rally in San Francisco, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, ahead of politically conservative rallies scheduled this weekend. Concerned about possible violence, city officials have urged residents to stay away from other gatherings on Saturday and Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 25, 2017 - 7:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on conservative free speech rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A right-wing group has canceled a "freedom rally" scheduled for Saturday in San Francisco that civic leaders had worried would turn violent. Patriot Prayer leader Joey...
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In this Aug. 3 2017 photo, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, left, and Chief Human Resources Officer Jason Jackson speak in Lincoln, Neb., during a news conference to release the findings of an internal investigation that led to the firing of Nebraska State Patrol superintendent Brad Rice in June. A review by Gov. Pete Ricketts' office faulted patrol leaders for failing to document Nebraska rooper Brienne Splittgerber's complaints that she was forced to undergo unnecessary, sexually invasive medical exams, and investigate the allegations. The review also faulted Rice, who was fired by Ricketts in July, for failing to correct the agency's inaction after he learned about it in February. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
August 24, 2017 - 1:45 pm
The federal agency charged with stopping workplace discrimination declined to investigate a complaint alleging female Nebraska State Patrol officers had to undergo sexually invasive medical exams. According to a June letter to attorneys representing trooper Brienne Splittgerber, the U.S. Equal...
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August 24, 2017 - 5:34 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A transgender Singaporean and her friend have been sentenced to a year in prison in the capital of the United Arab Emirates for dressing in a feminine way, friends and family say. Abu Dhabi police did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday, but...
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August 21, 2017 - 4:30 am
LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors have promised to vigorously prosecute hate crimes committed on social media. The new guidelines issued Monday outline a tough stance on cyber hate attacks on the basis of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity. Alison Saunders, the...
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Chris Currens, who works in the office of the sergeant-at-arms in the Texas House, walks through an empty chamber, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Austin, Texas. The Texas Legislature adjourned Tuesday and a Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people died again along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's summer demands. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 16, 2017 - 3:19 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he revived a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people even though he was told it would never get a vote in the GOP-controlled state House He also signaled Wednesday that the issue was dead for the foreseeable future. A proposal...
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CORRECTS NAME OF GROUP AND SUPPORT OF BILL- Cesar Franco, left, and Zecharia Long, right, lead members of American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, Property , a group supporting the Texas 'bathroom bill', in procession following a prayer rally on the steps of the Texas Capitol, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Austin. The bill is expected to fail despite strong support of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and strong social conservatives who normally dominate state politics. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 15, 2017 - 4:41 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances...
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