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Stories with subject: Gender issues
  • 9 Pennsylvania colleges target of gender complaint 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:31 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A women's legal organization has filed discrimination complaints against nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, alleging the schools have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students over several decades.

  • Court: Fla. discrimination law covers pregnancy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:07 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The state's civil rights laws include the protection of women discriminated against for pregnancy, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

  • Hawaii weighs expanded coverage for infertility 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:05 am
  • HONOLULU - When Piilani Smith was diagnosed with infertility at the doctor's office and chose to pursue fertility treatment, she was shocked by what she learned.

  • India's top court recognizes third gender category 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:38 am
  • NEW DELHI - India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

  • 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.

  • Boston proposal would boost gender therapy access 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:52 pm
  • BOSTON - City worker health plans should cover gender reassignment surgery, two Boston city councilors proposed Monday.

  • Transgender struggle at George Fox University 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:11 am
  • NEWBERG, Oregon - About 50 people rallied over the weekend at George Fox University and delivered petitions in support of a transgender student in a housing dispute.

  • Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 4:46 am
  • LOS ANGELES - Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block.

  • UN conference provokes heated gay rights debate 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:52 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - Many countries at this week's U.N. population conference are objecting to the idea of enshrining the right of women to make their own sexual decisions, fearing it would tacitly condone same-sex relationships, the U.N. population chief said.

  • Transgender Okla. City officer seeks House post 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:20 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - A transgender Oklahoma City police officer who engaged in a legal battle with the department a decade ago has retired from the force and is now a candidate for an open seat in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

  • Black lawmakers appeal to DoD over hairstyle ban 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:30 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Black female lawmakers are urging Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider revised Army regulations that ban hairstyles frequently worn by minority women in the military.

  • Minnesota House passes gender pay gap bill 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:07 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota House passed a bill Wednesday that aims to narrow the pay gap between men and women, expand access to affordable child care and increase unpaid parental leave from six weeks to 12 weeks.

  • Mo. Senate panel considers gay discrimination bill 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:04 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri senators heard conflicting testimony Wednesday on whether it makes good business sense to grant legal discrimination protections to people based on sexual orientation.

  • GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:56 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections.

  • Transgender juvenile sent to Conn. women's jail 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:53 am
  • EAST LYME, Connecticut - Connecticut prison officials say they're detaining a transgender juvenile at the state women's jail, after a judge transferred custody of the teen from the Department of Children and Families to the Department of Correction.

  • Judge retires, is reprimanded after sexist comment 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:10 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - A veteran New Hampshire judge has retired and been reprimanded after he made comments believed to disparage female lawyers.

  • Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:32 am
  • CAIRO - Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on paper.

  • Neb. job-discrimination bill stalls in Legislature 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:55 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - A bill that would bar Nebraska employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity stalled Monday in the Legislature.

  • Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:32 pm
  • Kearney Hub. April 5, 2014.

  • Saginaw to consider anti-discrimination ordinance 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 5:29 am
  • SAGINAW, Michigan - A proposed ordinance in Saginaw would guarantee city residents and visitors equal treatment in employment and public accommodations, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • First women joining Palestinian commando unit 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:20 am
  • JERICHO, West Bank - Palestinian women in combat fatigues and headscarves rappelled down a six-story tower, fired assault rifles at imaginary terrorists and in a drill straight out of the movies bundled a would-be VIP into a car and sped off after a shooting.

  • Mormon leader outlines opposition to gay marriage 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 5:32 am
  • SALT LAKE CITY - A top Mormon leader reiterated the church's opposition to gay marriage during the church's biannual general conference.

  • Gender comments by conservative scholar draw fire 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:16 pm
  • BOULDER, Colorado - A visiting conservative scholar at the University of Colorado says educational institutions have gone overboard trying to protect people from discrimination.

  • Judge OKs transgender inmate's hormone treatments 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:33 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - State prison officials must immediately resume hormone treatments for a transgender inmate who argued that she suffered a medical setback including facial hair growth and depression when her treatments stopped, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

  • NSAA changes mind, allows gender identity poem 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:03 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - A state champion speech student will be allowed to perform a poem about gender identity for television after originally being asked not to by a statewide schools organization.