Gender issues

FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google’s new head of diversity has rejected an internal commentary from an employee who suggested women don’t get ahead in tech jobs because of biological differences. The dueling memos come as Silicon Valley grapples with accusations of sexism and discrimination and companies like Google, Facebook and Uber say they are trying to change. Google is also in the midst of a Department of Labor investigation into whether it pays women less than men. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 07, 2017 - 1:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to why there are so few women in tech, Silicon Valley is in the midst of an ideological battle. The latest conflict is at Google, where a male engineer suggested that women don't get ahead in tech jobs because of biological differences. His widely shared memo, titled "...
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In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017 photo, campers Gracie, left, leans toward Nugget during an activity at the Bay Area Rainbow Day Camp in El Cerrito, Calif. The camp caters to transgender and "gender fluid" children, aged 4-12, making it one of the only camps of its kind in the world open to preschoolers, experts say. Nugget's name tag also includes preferred pronouns. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 07, 2017 - 4:16 am
EL CERRITO, Calif. (AP) — How can a parent know if their child is transgender? What separates a young boy who might be transgender from one with a vivid imagination who likes to dress up in his sister's dresses? What do you do if your daughter tells you she's a boy? The Associated Press spoke to...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 file photo, anti-abortion demonstrators arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington during the March for Life, marking the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. The current Congress is almost monolithic when it comes to abortion. Only a small handful of Republicans vote to protect abortion rights; a similarly small number of Democrats support restrictions on abortion. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 05, 2017 - 2:50 am
The proposal seemed modest in today's polarized political climate: The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggested his group might help fund candidates who didn't share the party's support for abortion rights. The backlash from abortion-rights activists and organizations was...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, protestors attend a rally in New York City, to protest President Donald Trump's announcement of a ban on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military. Trump’s tweets declaring transgender individuals unwelcome in his military has plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, seeing off a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 04, 2017 - 3:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in the armed forces have plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, sparking a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged. Months after...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, protestors attend a rally in New York City, to protest President Donald Trump's announcement of a ban on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military. Trump’s tweets declaring transgender individuals unwelcome in his military has plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, seeing off a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 04, 2017 - 3:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in his military have plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire. A flurry of meetings has taken place in recent days, the start of an effort to devise a new policy. The result could be hundreds of...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, protestors attend a rally in New York City, to protest President Donald Trump's announcement of a ban on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military. Trump’s tweets declaring transgender individuals unwelcome in his military has plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, seeing off a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 03, 2017 - 4:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in the armed forces have plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, sparking a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged. Months after...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, protestors attend a rally in New York City, to protest President Donald Trump's announcement of a ban on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military. Trump’s tweets declaring transgender individuals unwelcome in his military has plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, seeing off a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 03, 2017 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in his military have plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire. A flurry of meetings has taken place in recent days, the start of an effort to devise a new policy. The result could be hundreds of...
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A vehicle with the Nebraska State Patrol logo is parked in a state patrol facility in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. A federal lawsuit accuses the Nebraska State Patrol that it has for years forced female recruits to submit to invasive, medically unnecessary pelvic exams performed by a male doctor before they can be hired. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
August 02, 2017 - 10:39 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol has for years forced female recruits to submit to invasive, medically unnecessary pelvic exams performed by a male doctor before they can be hired, according to a new federal lawsuit that has prompted a criminal investigation. State Trooper Brienne...
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A vehicle with the Nebraska State Patrol logo is parked in a state patrol facility in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. A federal lawsuit accuses the Nebraska State Patrol that it has for years forced female recruits to submit to invasive, medically unnecessary pelvic exams performed by a male doctor before they can be hired. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
August 02, 2017 - 6:07 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol has for years forced female recruits to submit to invasive, medically unnecessary pelvic exams performed by a male doctor before they can be hired, according to a new federal lawsuit. State Trooper Brienne Splittgerber filed the lawsuit Tuesday against...
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August 02, 2017 - 7:26 am
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — A transgender woman who was shot just outside Atlanta has died. College Park police Maj. Lance Patterson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 32-year-old Troy "TeeTee" Dangerfield was shot in her car outside an apartment complex in College Park early Monday morning...
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