Gender issues

Emma Daly, communications director for Human Rights Watch, gives an interview about her 1990 encounter with former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Daly said the former president groped her in a hotel lobby in Nicaragua in 1990 when she was working as a young journalist based in Costa Rica, bringing the number of women accusing Arias of sexual misconduct to four. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 07, 2019 - 1:23 pm
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Two more women have accused former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, a Nobel peace laureate, of sexual misconduct after a criminal complaint alleging sexual assault against another woman was filed against him this week in the Central American nation. Eleonora Antillon,...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, speaks to members of the Senate in Sacramento, Calif. A new California bill would ban doctors from performing treatment or surgery on the genitalia of intersex children unless its medically necessary or the child is old enough to consent. The California Medical Association said it has serious concerns with the legislation because it removes doctors ability to respond to cases on an individual basis. Wiener's bill released Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, is the latest effort in California aimed at giving minors more control over their bodies and gender identities. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
February 04, 2019 - 9:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California doctors would be barred from treating or performing surgery on children born with genitals that don't fit a single gender or are otherwise atypical unless it's medically necessary or the child consents, under a bill unveiled Monday. It's the latest effort by...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2017 file photo, French secretary of state for women's rights Marlene Schiappa delivers a speech in Chassieu, near Lyon, central France. Twelve women, journalists and witnesses go on trial Monday Feb. 4, 2019, for alleged defamation of prominent French lawmaker Denis Baupin after their accusations of sexual misconduct forced his resignation, although Baupin denied any misconduct, and Marlene Schiappa has said she would not specifically comment on the case because it's up to justice to decide. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
February 03, 2019 - 1:27 pm
PARIS (AP) — A former French lawmaker's defamation lawsuit against six women who accused him of sexual misconduct and four journalists who reported the allegations goes to trial Monday in what some fear illustrates a backlash against the #MeToo movement. Nearly 1½ years before allegations against...
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Transgender man, Henry Tse displays a banner outside a local court in Hong Kong Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Hong Kong's High Court has refused to allow three transgender men, including Tse, to be recognised as males on their official identity cards because they have not undergone full sex-change operations. (Apple Daily via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 10:25 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's High Court refused on Friday to allow three transgender men to be recognized as males on their official identity cards because they have not undergone full sex-change operations. The ruling was seen as a blow to the fledgling LGBT movement in the semiautonomous Chinese...
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This 2017 photo provided by Lambda Legal in January 2019 shows Megan Winters at Joint Base Anacostia-Billing in Washington. Among those active-duty trans service members is Winters, 30, a plaintiff in the Lambda-Outserve lawsuit who has been in the Navy almost six years. She formerly served with the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington and now is assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush, based in Norfolk, Va. "I do my job to the best of my ability every single day and will do that as long as I'm able to," she said in a telephone interview. "I recall how I felt the first time I put on the uniform. I genuinely wish that upon any American who wishes to serve." Asked if Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 Supreme Court vote made her apprehensive, Winters paused before saying it was hard to answer. (Lambda Legal via AP)
January 26, 2019 - 12:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Long term, lawyers and activists battling to ensure that transgender people can serve openly in the U.S. military are convinced they will prevail. Short term, they are braced for anguishing consequences if the Trump administration proceeds with its plan to sharply restrict such...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, photo, Takakito Usui, a transgender man, cries while speaking during a press conference after Japan's Supreme Court handed down in Okayama, western Japan. Japan’s top court has upheld a law requiring sterilization for transgender people to get their gender changed on official documents but acknowledged the law is increasingly becoming out of step with the international standard. (Kyodo News via AP)
January 25, 2019 - 2:43 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Human rights and LGBT activists on Friday denounced a ruling by Japan's Supreme Court upholding a law that effectively requires transgender people to be sterilized before they can have their gender changed on official documents. The court said the law is constitutional because it was...
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In this Jan. 7, 2019 photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington,. The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue. The high court on Tuesday reversed lower-court orders preventing the Pentagon from implementing its plans. The high court for now declined to take up cases about the plan. The cases will continue to move through lower courts. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 23, 2019 - 12:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue. The high court split 5-4 on Tuesday in issuing orders allowing the plan to take effect for now...
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In this Jan. 7, 2019 photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington,. The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue. The high court on Tuesday reversed lower-court orders preventing the Pentagon from implementing its plans. The high court for now declined to take up cases about the plan. The cases will continue to move through lower courts. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 22, 2019 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration can go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue, the Supreme Court said Tuesday. The high court split 5-4 in allowing the plan to take effect, with the court's five conservatives...
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. greets patrons at Stomping Grounds Cafe in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Gillibrand continued her first trip to the leadoff caucus state since announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.(AP Photo/Juana Summers)
January 19, 2019 - 2:36 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's certainly not an unwelcome challenge for advocates for gender equality that four or more women are running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. To many activists, that means a field more reflective of a party that counts women as a crucial voting bloc...
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January 09, 2019 - 2:29 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say two women sexually assaulted a transgender woman at a Raleigh bar. News outlets report 38-year-old Amber Harrell and 31-year-old Jessica Fowler are charged with second-degree kidnapping and sexual battery. Both were released on a $50,000 and a $30,...
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