Gender issues

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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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2017, file photo, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Sushila Karki, right, and Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal observe a minute's silence during Democracy Day in Kathmandu, Nepal. Karki, Nepal's first female judge to head the Supreme Court, has been suspended after an impeachment motion was signed by parliament members on Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
May 01, 2017 - 2:22 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's first female Supreme Court chief justice was suspended after an impeachment motion was filed in Parliament accusing her of bias and interfering with executive powers. Sushila Karki, who held one of the highest positions ever held by a woman in Nepal, was suspended...
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This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Elle Fanning in a scene from "3 Generations." The transgender drama has been reclassified with a PG-13 rating after the distributor made slight tweaks to the film. The Weinstein Co. said Thursday, April 27, 2017, that it made “some edits to the film as a compromise” after the Motion Picture Association of America gave “3 Generations” an R-rating. (George Nicholis/The Weinstein Company via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 3:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Weinstein Co.'s transgender drama "3 Generations" has been reclassified with a PG-13 rating after the distributor made slight tweaks to the movie. The Weinstein Co. said Thursday that it made "some edits to the film as a compromise" after the Motion Picture Association of...
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Caitlyn Jenner poses for a portrait on Monday, April 24, 2017, in New York to promote her memoir, "The Secrets of My Life." (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
April 24, 2017 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner opened up Monday about her frank new memoir detailing her now 2-year-old transition and the bumps along the way, including her three failed marriages, thoughts of suicide while she was relentlessly pursued by paparazzi, and, finally, freedom to be her true self. And,...
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Caitlyn Jenner poses for a portrait on Monday, April 24, 2017, in New York to promote her memoir, "The Secrets of My Life." (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
April 24, 2017 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner opened up Monday about her frank new memoir detailing her now 2-year-old transition and the bumps along the way, including her three failed marriages, thoughts of suicide while she was relentlessly pursued by paparazzi, and, finally, freedom to be her true self. And,...
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April 21, 2017 - 3:41 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Transgender residents of North Carolina have withdrawn their request for an appeals court to review their ongoing legal battle against the state. The appeal had challenged the requirement that transgender people use restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates...
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April 21, 2017 - 12:39 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Transgender residents of North Carolina have withdrawn their request for an appeals court to review their ongoing legal battle against the state. The appeal had challenged the requirement that transgender people use restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates...
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In this Thursday, April 20, 2017 photo, South Korean army soldiers walk to take their trains at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. A watchdog group says South Korea's army is hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet earlier this year, stoking fear in an already persecuted minority group. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 21, 2017 - 2:47 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A watchdog group says South Korea's army is hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet earlier this year, stoking fear in an already persecuted minority group. Military investigators looking into the...
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