Gender issues

May 15, 2017 - 12:26 am
A timeline of court rulings and evolving regulations that have affected how schools respond to student sex assault allegations: — 1967: The Office for Civil Rights is created as a federal agency to enforce school desegregation, three years after passage of the Civil Rights Act. OCR eventually...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2016 file photo, Denise Wilkes, left, looks at baby Noah Burton, sitting on a fellow worshiper's lap, during a church service in Birmingham, Ala. Emma and Noah continued their reign as the most popular baby names last year. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
May 12, 2017 - 11:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't call me Caitlyn. A year after Caitlyn Jenner announced her new name and gender, the popularity of the name Caitlyn plummeted more than any other baby name, according to Social Security's annual list of the most popular baby names. In fact, the four names that dropped the...
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May 11, 2017 - 3:11 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The path for Texas to enact its version of a North Carolina-style bathroom bill is poised to get far tougher as the Republican-controlled state House closes in on a key midnight Thursday deadline to approve legislation. A proposal mandating transgender Texans to use public...
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May 09, 2017 - 11:39 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Swiss bank Credit Suisse is adding 1,200 jobs at its North Carolina technology hub as it reorganizes operations and cuts jobs elsewhere. A North Carolina state panel has approved up to $40 million in tax breaks to lure the jobs away from the New York City area. Zurich-based...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2013 file photo, Richard Simmons arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Simmons sued the National Enquirer, its online outlet and its parent company for libel on Monday, May 8, 2017, over stories that claimed he is living as a transgender woman. Simmons' lawsuit states the Enquirer based its stories on a man who has tried to blackmail him for years. National Enquirer publisher, American Media, Inc., said Monday that it is standing by its reporting. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 08, 2017 - 6:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Simmons has filed a libel lawsuit against the National Enquirer and its parent company over stories that claim he is living as a transgender woman. The lawsuit filed Monday is seeking unspecified damages as well as an apology and retraction for stories published in June...
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FILE – In this April 9, 2013, file photo, state Tennessee Sen. Mark Green participates in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Green, President Donald Trump's pick for Army secretary isn’t fit to lead the service, a senator wounded in combat said Friday as scrutiny over the nomination intensified. Democrat Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who lost her legs and partial use of her right arm during the Iraq war, said she’s opposing Green’s nomination over his insensitive remarks and attitudes toward LGBT Americans and Muslims. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, file)
May 06, 2017 - 2:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary has withdrawn his nomination in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, said in a statement Friday...
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FILE – In this April 9, 2013, file photo, state Tennessee Sen. Mark Green participates in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Green, President Donald Trump's pick for Army secretary isn’t fit to lead the service, a senator wounded in combat said Friday as scrutiny over the nomination intensified. Democrat Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who lost her legs and partial use of her right arm during the Iraq war, said she’s opposing Green’s nomination over his insensitive remarks and attitudes toward LGBT Americans and Muslims. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, file)
May 05, 2017 - 11:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary withdrew his nomination on Friday in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, said in a statement...
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FILE – In this April 9, 2013, file photo, state Tennessee Sen. Mark Green participates in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Green, President Donald Trump's pick for Army secretary isn’t fit to lead the service, a senator wounded in combat said Friday as scrutiny over the nomination intensified. Democrat Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who lost her legs and partial use of her right arm during the Iraq war, said she’s opposing Green’s nomination over his insensitive remarks and attitudes toward LGBT Americans and Muslims. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, file)
May 05, 2017 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary withdrew his nomination on Friday in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, said in a statement...
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May 05, 2017 - 3:49 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa will hire an outside firm to review its employment practices after a jury ruled that it discriminated and retaliated against a high-ranking gay female athletic administrator. President Bruce Harreld announced Friday the independent review would begin...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2011, file photo, Jane Meyer, former senior associate athletic director at the University of Iowa, speaks in Normal, Ill. Attorneys gave closing statements Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in a discrimination lawsuit filed by Meyer against the university. Meyer filed the suit after being transferred to another department after the firing of Iowa field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, her partner. Meyer's job was eliminated in 2016. (Lori Ann Cook-Neisler/The Pantagraph via AP, File)
May 04, 2017 - 5:59 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A jury on Thursday awarded more than $1.4 million to a former University of Iowa athletic administrator, ruling that the university had discriminated against her because of her gender and sexual orientation. Jane Meyer alleged she suffered workplace discrimination as a gay...
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