Gender issues

FILE - in a Wednesday, June 21, 2017 file photo, Democratic nominee for the House of Delegates 13th district seat, Danica Roem, answers a question during an interview, in Manassas, Va. Roem made history when she became the first transgender woman elected to a state legislature. In the process, she made a northern Virginia highway famous by relentlessly touting her plan to fix the clogged road. Some transportation officials, though, say Roem’s preferred fix won’t do nearly enough to solve the problem. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
December 17, 2017 - 11:30 am
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A dreary, congested Virginia highway has reaped an unexpected measure of fame through its role in a historic legislative campaign. Last month, Danica Roem became the nation's first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature. She credits her victory to...
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FILE - This Nov. 19, 2013 file photo shows a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention logo at the agency's federal headquarters in Atlanta. Reacting to a Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 story in The Washington Post, health leaders say they are alarmed that officials at the CDC, the nation's top public health agency, are being told not to use certain words or phrases in official budget documents, including "fetus," ''transgender" and "science-based." (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
December 17, 2017 - 8:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words or phrases in official budget documents, including "fetus," ''transgender" and "science-based." The health community was reacting to a...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2008 file photo, the Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Washington. A Pentagon official tells The Associated Press that transgender people can enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue. Potential transgender recruits will have to overcome a lengthy and strict set of physical, medical and mental conditions that make it possible, although difficult, for them to join the armed services. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
December 12, 2017 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1. That's the word from the Pentagon. The latest decision means the ban that President Donald Trump ordered has suffered another legal setback. The new policy reflects the difficult hurdles the federal...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2008 file photo, the Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Washington. A Pentagon official tells The Associated Press that transgender people can enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue. Potential transgender recruits will have to overcome a lengthy and strict set of physical, medical and mental conditions that make it possible, although difficult, for them to join the armed services. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
December 11, 2017 - 9:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump's ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks. The new policy reflects the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce...
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Anita Hill speaks at a discussion about sexual harassment and how to create lasting change from the scandal roiling Hollywood at United Talent Agency on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hill brought the concept of sexual harassment to national consciousness when she testified during Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
December 08, 2017 - 8:42 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Anita Hill told a room full of entertainment industry professionals that her 1991 testimony about Clarence Thomas and the flood of sexual harassment allegations surfacing now are part of "an arc that had been bending toward justice." Hill and National Women's Law Center...
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December 06, 2017 - 7:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is asking a judge to put on hold a requirement that it begin allowing transgender people to enlist in the military on Jan. 1. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in October barred President Donald Trump's administration from proceeding with plans to...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2009, file photo, Harvard University President Drew Faust, the university's first female president, poses for a photograph on the university's campus in Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University is upholding a 2016 policy that pressures secretive all-male social clubs to accept students of any gender, its top leadership announced on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Faust said the overall impact of gender-exclusive groups has been negative. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
December 05, 2017 - 6:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University is upholding a policy that pressures secretive all-male social clubs to accept students of any gender, its top leadership announced on Tuesday. In a private meeting on Monday, the university's governing board voted to approve a May 2016 rule saying students who join...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, poses for photos with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a welcome ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 04, 2017 - 7:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — Canada hopes a trade agreement with China will reflect "Canadian values" in the areas of labor rights, environmental protection and gender equality, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday at the start of a four-day visit to China. Trudeau also said that he and Chinese Premier Li...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, photograph, Charlie Craig and David Mullins are shown in their home in Denver. The Colorado couple is at the core of a legal case that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court for oral arguments on Tuesday, Dec. 5 in which Denver-area baker, Jack Phillips, cited his Christian faith in refusing to make a cake for the gay couple's wedding celebration in 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 01, 2017 - 7:53 am
In a legal case with profound implications for LGBT rights and religion's place in public life, the opposing sides agree on this: It's not about the cake. At its core, the case that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court for oral arguments on Dec. 5 is a showdown between a gay couple from Colorado and...
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Delegates attending the Women Political Leaders summit in Reykjavik, Iceland pose for a group photo, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Over 400 women political leaders from around the world met in Iceland on Wednesday for an annual summit aimed at promoting gender equality inside and outside of the political sphere. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
November 29, 2017 - 11:43 am
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Over 400 women political leaders from around the world met in Iceland on Wednesday for an annual summit aimed at promoting gender equality inside and outside of the political sphere. The summit sponsored by the Women Political Leaders Global Forum comes amid the sexual...
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