Latest Gender discrimination News

Review: Fake pregnancy transforms lonely salarywoman’s life

Aug. 08, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

“Diary of a Void,” by Emi Yagi (Viking) Shibata-san, the only woman in her office group, is tired of cleaning up after the men. One day, when her section head asks her why dirty coffee cups are still lying around hours after a meeting, she improvises an astonishing lie. “I’m...

Minnesota jury: Woman wasn't entitled to morning-after pill

Aug. 05, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — A jury on Friday ruled that a central Minnesota pharmacist did not violate a woman's rights when he refused to provide her emergency contraceptives more than three years ago. Andrea Anderson, a mother of five from McGregor, sued under the Minnesota Human Rights...

Little Rock attorney admits to defrauding US farm programs

Aug. 05, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas attorney has pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy to defraud two U.S. Department of Agriculture programs of about $11.5 million, according to court documents. Everett Martindale, 75, of Little Rock, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to...

New Yorkers can apply online for IDs with “X” option

Aug. 04, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers who want a driver's license with an “X” gender identity marker can now apply online and skip the line at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday that New Yorkers can go to the state DMV website to change their gender...

Transgender child sues over Tennessee school bathroom law

Aug. 04, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A transgender child and her parents sued the Tennessee Department of Education on Thursday over a law that prohibits transgender students and staff from using school bathrooms or locker rooms that match their gender identities. The suit was filed in federal...

Minnesota case weighs right to emergency contraception

Aug. 01, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — A trial in Minnesota is expected to decide whether a woman's human rights were violated when a pharmacist denied her request in 2019 to fill a prescription for emergency contraception. Andrea Anderson, a mother of five from McGregor, sued under the Minnesota...

New Mass. law bans hairstyle discrimination at school, work

Jul. 26, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Legislation to ban discrimination based on natural and protective hairstyles — such as Afros, cornrows or tightly coiled twists — in workplaces, school districts and school-related organizations in Massachusetts was signed into law Tuesday by Republican Gov....

Judge: Transgender girl can rejoin school's softball team

Jul. 26, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Indianapolis Public Schools to allow a 10-year-old transgender girl to rejoin her school’s all-girls softball team while a lawsuit continues against a state law that bans transgender females from competing in girls school sports. ...

Report: NCAA makes progress on gender inequality at tourneys

Jul. 20, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

The NCAA has adequately addressed nine of 23 recommendations for creating comparable NCAA Tournament experiences for men's and women's basketball players, according to a progress report released Wednesday. College sports' largest governing body hired a third party to evaluate its...

Top Spanish court nixes height rule for women joining police

Jul. 18, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Supreme Court has disallowed a rule on a minimum height for women wanting to join the police force, saying it is discriminatory. Candidates for the National Police Corps must meet height requirements, among other qualifications. Women must be at least 1.60...