Gender issues

FILE - This April 10, 2002, file photo shows Hootie Johnson, then-chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club, during a news conference at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker who as chairman of Augusta National stood his ground on inviting female members, has died. Augusta National said Johnson died Friday morning, July 14, 2017. He was 86. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
July 14, 2017 - 5:23 pm
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86. Augusta National announced his death and celebrated the sweeping changes to the Masters during his eight years...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2012 file photo, Rep Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo. speaks in Sedalia, Mo. The House is set to consider a Republican-backed measure that would stop the Pentagon from paying for U.S. service members to undergo gender transition surgeries. Hartzler. the amendment’s autho says she wants to ensure the military’s budget is spent on threats facing the country. Her measure bars money from being spent by the military’s health care system on gender reassignment surgery and hormone therapy. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
July 14, 2017 - 3:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House has turned aside a measure that sought to strike an Obama-era practice of requiring the Pentagon to pay for gender transition surgeries and hormone therapy. Democrats cast the proposal as bigoted, unconstitutional and cowardly and they won support on...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2012 file photo, Rep Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo. speaks in Sedalia, Mo. The House is set to consider a Republican-backed measure that would stop the Pentagon from paying for U.S. service members to undergo gender transition surgeries. Hartzler. the amendment’s autho says she wants to ensure the military’s budget is spent on threats facing the country. Her measure bars money from being spent by the military’s health care system on gender reassignment surgery and hormone therapy. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
July 14, 2017 - 3:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House has turned aside a measure that sought to strike an Obama-era practice of requiring the Pentagon to pay for gender transition surgeries and hormone therapy. Democrats cast the proposal as bigoted, unconstitutional and cowardly. They won support on Thursday...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2012 file photo, Rep Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo. speaks in Sedalia, Mo. The House is set to consider a Republican-backed measure that would stop the Pentagon from paying for U.S. service members to undergo gender transition surgeries. Hartzler. the amendment’s autho says she wants to ensure the military’s budget is spent on threats facing the country. Her measure bars money from being spent by the military’s health care system on gender reassignment surgery and hormone therapy. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
July 13, 2017 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House narrowly rejected a measure on Thursday that sought to strike an Obama-era practice of requiring the Pentagon to pay for gender transition surgeries and hormone therapy. Democrats cast the proposal as bigoted, unconstitutional and cowardly and they won...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2012 file photo, Rep Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo. speaks in Sedalia, Mo. The House is set to consider a Republican-backed measure that would stop the Pentagon from paying for U.S. service members to undergo gender transition surgeries. Hartzler. the amendment’s autho says she wants to ensure the military’s budget is spent on threats facing the country. Her measure bars money from being spent by the military’s health care system on gender reassignment surgery and hormone therapy. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
July 13, 2017 - 3:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican proposal to bar the Pentagon from paying for gender transition surgeries drew fierce opposition Thursday from Democrats who called it mean-spirited and discriminatory. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., described the prohibition as a bid to ensure tax dollars are spent...
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July 06, 2017 - 2:41 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A transgender woman and her female accomplice are admitting to crimes after the stabbing death of a North Carolina man they solicited for sex but who refused to pay. The Winston-Salem Journal reports 20-year-old Fred Harris Thompson and 34-year-old Katisha Ann Smith were...
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July 04, 2017 - 4:42 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has become the first state in the U.S. to allow residents who don't identify as male or female to mark their gender as "not specified" when they apply for a driver's license, learner's permit or identity card. The rule went into effect Monday. It comes after the mayor of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2016, file photo, Caster Semenya, of South Africa, wins the women's 400m at the Diamond League Memorial Van Damme athletics event in Brussels. A scientific paper published Monday, July 3, 2017, found that women who produce higher-than-normal amounts of testosterone have up to a 4.5 percent advantage over their competition on the track, evidence the sport's governing body will use to potentially sideline Olympic gold medalist Semenya and others with so-called intersex conditions. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
July 03, 2017 - 5:21 pm
A scientific paper published Monday found that women who produce higher-than-normal amounts of testosterone have up to a 4.5 percent advantage over their competition on the track, evidence the sport's governing body will use to potentially sideline Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya and others...
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July 03, 2017 - 4:44 pm
A new scientific paper finds that women who produce higher-than-normal amounts of testosterone have up to a 4.5 percent advantage over their competition on the track. World track officials plan to use this evidence to potentially sideline Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya and others with so-...
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LGBTI activists disperse to avoid detention by Turkish police officers in Istanbul, Sunday, July 2, 2017. A small group of transgender rights activists has attempted to march to Istanbul's main square, carrying rainbow flags, despite the governor's ban and security precautions by police. The Istanbul governor's office banned the march late Saturday for the second year in a row, 'to preserve public order and to keep participants and tourists safe', it said. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
July 02, 2017 - 11:42 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police chased away a small group of transgender rights activists who attempted to march to Istanbul's main square Sunday while carrying rainbow flags despite an official ban on the event. Seven people were detained. The rights group Istanbul LGBTI, host of the 8th Trans...
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