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Stories with subject: Sex in society
  • Revenge pornography penalties considered in Colorado 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:01 pm
  • DENVER - Using intimate photos or videos of significant others to humiliate them would be a crime under a bill being considered by lawmakers in Colorado, which is joining a growing number of states tackling the issue referred to as revenge porn.

  • CU will ignore faculty group criticism 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:40 am
  • BOULDER, Colorado - The University of Colorado says it will ignore criticism from Colorado chapters of the American Association of University Professors after the university removed the philosophy department chair and suspended all graduate student admissions over complaints of sexual harassment and bullying in the department.

  • NH senate votes to repeal the crime of adultery 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:56 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Senate is sending a bill to the governor's desk that repeals the crime of adultery.

  • Judge puts off ruling in suit against Rutherford 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:29 pm
  • CHICAGO - A federal judge has delayed a decision about granting Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's (ROOTH'-ur-furd) request to throw out a lawsuit filed against him by a former employee.

  • SC men walk in heels, bring attention to violence 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:06 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina men and women are walking a mile in high heels to bring attention to the scourge of sexual abuse and violence against women.

  • Corrections to pay $50,000 in sex harassment suit 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:37 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a sexual harassment complaint filed on behalf of a cook at a youth facility.

  • Oklahoma AG files anti-discrimination lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:56 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's attorney general has filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit against a Miami restaurant and its owner over allegations of sexual harassment of employees.

  • St. Louis police take new approach to 'johns' 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:55 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - Men who prowl the streets of St. Louis for prostitutes can expect a brightly colored postcard in the mail - from police.

  • In a first, France tackles sex assault in military 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:07 pm
  • PARIS - France claims great success in recruiting women into its armed forces, boasting one of the world's highest percentages of women in uniform. What it hasn't done is work to prevent sexual assault and harassment once they get there.

  • First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:31 pm
  • FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.

  • House approves ethics reform 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:19 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - House lawmakers overwhelmingly approved sweeping changes to the Legislative Ethics Commission on Monday in an attempt to quell the political storm that erupted last week after the panel did not punish a former lawmaker accused of sexual harassment.

  • 2 women sue Boise State over sex assault response 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:55 pm
  • BOISE, Idaho - Two former Boise State University students are suing the school because they say athletic officials ignored their reports of sexual assault and harassment by a star athlete.

  • Lt. Gov. Simon to raise sex assault awareness 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:04 am
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is travelling to Peoria to raise awareness on sexual assault and domestic violence.

  • McAllister video scandal revives talk of Vitter 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:37 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The outcries from Louisiana Republican leaders calling for Rep. Vance McAllister to resign after he was caught on video kissing a married woman stand in sharp contrast to the muted GOP response seven years ago during Sen. David Vitter's prostitution scandal.

  • Grant helps Ohio group fight domestic violence 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:52 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio nonprofit group will use $250,000 in grant money to create a national online tool to help employers educate their workers to recognize signs of domestic violence.

  • Prosecutors to challenge ruling to reinstate Reams 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:41 am
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's attorney general plans to challenge a judge's ruling that the continued suspension of the Rockingham County attorney is illegal.

  • Ailing Puerto Rico open to radical economic fixes 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:08 am
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Slash the number of public holidays by two-thirds. Eliminate dozens of government agencies. Legalize marijuana and prostitution.

  • Connecticut House backs campus assault measure 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:58 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers overwhelmingly approved legislation Thursday that would overhaul how college and university officials in the state respond to sexual assault and violence on campus.

  • UN approves force for Central African Republic 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:07 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, where mounting violence between Christians and Muslims has brought killings, torture and sexual violence.

  • Colorado bill cracking down on cyberbullying fails 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:01 pm
  • DENVER - A Colorado proposal cracking down on bullies who harass young people through text messages and social media has failed, shocking the bill's sponsor and prompting her supporters to say they will try again next year.

  • Women give Grimes blessing to keep donation 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:02 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Two women at the center of a sexual harassment scandal told U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes to keep a $250 campaign donation from a former Democratic lawmaker accused of sexually harassing the two women at the state Capitol.

  • DA: Child pornography found on laptop left for repair 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:50 am
  • NEW YORK - A New York City man is under arrest after prosecutors say child pornography images were found on the laptop computer he had dropped off for repair.

  • Publishers: Keep sexual assault reports public 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:01 pm
  • BOSTON - An organization representing Massachusetts newspaper publishers is warning that a portion of a domestic violence bill designed to protect the identities of victims of rape, domestic violence and sexual assault could also shield the alleged perpetrators from public disclosure.

  • Hawaii lawmakers plow through mountain of bills 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:01 pm
  • HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers plowed through a mountain of bills Tuesday in advance of a legislative deadline, moving swiftly through their work until they hit a sex education bill that drew criticism from gay rights opponents and generated a salty debate in the state House.

  • Ex-Tucson police officer files $2M claim vs city 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:08 pm
  • TUCSON, Arizona - A former Tucson police officer has filed a $2 million claim against the city, saying she was a victim of sexual harassment while on the force.