Latest Gender issues News

US women's team has history of advocating for equal rights

May. 21, 2022 02:44 AM EDT

The U.S. women's national team has not only been wildly successful on the field, the players have also been unabashedly outspoken, using their platform to advocate for equal rights for themselves and others. The team's efforts to secure equitable pay finally came to fruition this...

Teacher defends LGBTQ lesson plan that was spiked by state

May. 20, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A teacher whose LGBTQ lesson plan for kindergartners was removed from a state website said Friday that the governor and education department succumbed to outside pressure. The governor and department “caved to pressure instead of standing up for some of the...

Indiana lawmakers likely to override trans sports bill veto

May. 20, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats and activists are holding out little hope of getting the votes needed to uphold the Indiana governor’s veto of a bill banning transgender athletes from competing in school sports. The Republican-dominated Legislature is slated to override the veto by...

Montana not following transgender birth certificate ruling

May. 20, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — It's been a month since a Montana judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a state law that required transgender people to undergo surgery before they could change their gender on their birth certificate, and the state still isn't in compliance with the court order, the ACLU...

Oklahoma legislature approves ban on trans school bathrooms

May. 19, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature on Thursday approved a bill requiring public and public charter school students to use only the bathroom of the sex listed on their birth certificate. About a dozen conservative states have passed laws aimed at the transgender...

Ivey, challengers race to right in Alabama GOP primary

May. 19, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

In a pair of campaign ads this GOP primary season, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey falsely declares the election was stolen from Donald Trump and accuses the federal government of “shipping illegal immigrants" to the state. “My message to Biden: No way, Jose," she says. ...

Louisiana bill limiting trans athletes nears governor's desk

May. 17, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

A bill that would keep transgender women and girls in Louisiana from competing on college and K-12 women’s and girls' athletic teams was approved Tuesday 72-21 by the state House, moving the bill closer to the desk of Gov. John Bel Edwards, who vetoed similar legislation last year. ...

Federal judge strikes down Tennessee bathroom signage law

May. 17, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Tennessee's first-of-its-kind law requiring businesses to post special signs if they allow transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger makes permanent her...

South Carolina governor signs transgender sports ban bill

May. 17, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor has quietly signed into law a bill that would ban transgender students from playing girls’ or women’s sports in public schools and colleges as the state joins about a dozen others that have passed similar laws in the past two years. ...

Wyoming senator booed for sex identity remarks at graduation

May. 16, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis apologized Monday after getting booed and heckled for remarks she made on sexual identity during a University of Wyoming graduation speech. A first-term Republican from deep-red Wyoming, Lummis said in Saturday's speech in Laramie that...