Gender issues

April 07, 2017 - 4:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlotte will be eligible to host the 2019 NBA All-Star Game after a compromise deal to replace a North Carolina law that limited anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people, the league's commissioner said Friday. "It's not a done deal yet," NBA...
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April 07, 2017 - 2:49 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University officials who fired a Chattanooga public radio reporter for not identifying herself in sessions with Tennessee lawmakers were worried about losing state funding if they didn't take action, according to emails obtained by The Associated Press. The University of...
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This Sept. 30, 2015 photo provided by Lambda Legal shows Kimberly Hively at the federal courthouse in Chicago. A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday, April 4, 2017, that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law. The case stems from a lawsuit by Indiana teacher Hively alleging that the Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend didn't hire her full time because she is a lesbian. (Lambda Legal via AP)
April 05, 2017 - 6:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A ruling by a U.S. appeals court in Chicago could reopen the question of whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act's protections apply to LGBT workers in the same way they bar discrimination based on someone's race, religion or national origin. The immediate impact of the 7th Circuit's...
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This Sept. 30, 2015 photo provided by Lambda Legal shows Kimberly Hively at the federal courthouse in Chicago. A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday, April 4, 2017, that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law. The case stems from a lawsuit by Indiana teacher Hively alleging that the Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend didn't hire her full time because she is a lesbian. (Lambda Legal via AP)
April 05, 2017 - 7:40 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Companies cannot discriminate against LGBT employees in the workplace because of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court said, in a ruling that a gay rights group called a "game changer." The 8-to-3 decision Tuesday by the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago...
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This Sept. 30, 2015 photo provided by Lambda Legal shows Kimberly Hively at the federal courthouse in Chicago. A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday, April 4, 2017, that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law. The case stems from a lawsuit by Indiana teacher Hively alleging that the Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend didn't hire her full time because she is a lesbian. (Lambda Legal via AP)
April 05, 2017 - 2:25 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Companies cannot discriminate against LGBT employees in the workplace because of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court said, in a ruling that a gay rights group called a "game changer." The 8-to-3 decision Tuesday by the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago...
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Ferguson mayor James Knowles III, center, celebrates his election victory with his campaign supporters at the Lion's Club in Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Ferguson, Missouri's top elected official in the tumultuous 32 months since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown won another three-year term Tuesday. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 05, 2017 - 1:11 am
Elections Tuesday across the U.S. featured a mayoral race with presidential overtones, a 23-person congressional primary highlighting Democratic Party rifts, a school board challenged for accommodating a transgender student, and referendums on leadership and police issues in the Missouri cities of...
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In this March 30, 2017 photo, Jackie Traynere, Democratic candidate for Bolingbrook mayor, poses in her office in Bolingbrook, Ill. The current mayor, Republican Roger Claar has been mayor of Bolingbrook for more than three decades, but faces a spirited challenge from union organizer, Traynere in the Tuesday, April 4, 2017 election. (AP Photo/ Sara Burnett)
April 04, 2017 - 10:51 pm
Elections being held Tuesday across the U.S. feature a mayoral race with presidential overtones, a 23-person congressional primary highlighting Democratic Party rifts, a school board challenged for accommodating a transgender student, and referendums on leadership and police issues in the Missouri...
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April 04, 2017 - 9:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law. The 8-to-3...
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In this March 30, 2017 photo, Jackie Traynere, Democratic candidate for Bolingbrook mayor, poses in her office in Bolingbrook, Ill. The current mayor, Republican Roger Claar has been mayor of Bolingbrook for more than three decades, but faces a spirited challenge from union organizer, Traynere in the Tuesday, April 4, 2017 election. (AP Photo/ Sara Burnett)
April 04, 2017 - 3:03 pm
Elections being held Tuesday across the U.S. feature a mayoral race with presidential overtones, a 23-person congressional primary highlighting Democratic Party rifts, a school board challenged for accommodating a transgender student, and referendums on leadership and police issues in the Missouri...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks during a forum in San Francisco. Equal Pay Day is being held Tuesday, April 4, 2017, to highlight wage discrimination against women. Activists are holding rallies around the country. Sandberg, who is also the founder of the nonprofit Lean In, launched a new campaign Tuesday: #20PercentCounts, representing the 20 percent less that women make compared with men. Companies big and small are offering discounts, rebates or donating money to women's organizations. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
April 04, 2017 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Equal Pay Day is being held Tuesday to highlight wage discrimination against women. Activists are holding rallies around the country. Here's what you need to know: — Equal Pay Day was created 21 years ago by the National Committee on Pay Equity. It is held in April to symbolize how...
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