Gender issues

July 18, 2017 - 2:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of advocacy groups are urging state education officials around the country to protect transgender students after the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era guidance on school bathroom use. In a letter sent Tuesday, the nation's leading civils rights organizations say...
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July 17, 2017 - 11:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An administrative law judge has ruled that Labor Department officials investigating gender pay bias had asked Google for data in a way that's too broad and intrusive on employee privacy. Google must still provide data, including contact information, on 8,000 employees — just not...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2013 file photo, Nevada Sen. Greg Brower, R-Reno, speaks during Senate floor debate on the final day of the 77th Legislative session at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission determined earlier in 2017 that a former female prosecutor was subjected to sex discrimination and retaliation while Brower was in charge of the U.S. attorney’s office in Nevada. Brower is currently the FBI’s top liaison with Congress during its investigation in Russian election meddling.(AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
July 16, 2017 - 5:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The former top federal prosecutor in Nevada has been cited for misconduct in an 8-year-old sex discrimination case. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission determined earlier this year that a former female prosecutor was subjected to sex discrimination and retaliation...
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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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