Latest Gender issues News

WVa lawmakers pass $4.5 billion budget with cuts to colleges

Apr. 10, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers approved a $4.5 billion budget on Saturday that leaves the state's two top universities with a combined $28 million cut, unless future surpluses can kick in to cover it. The 23-11 vote in the Senate came on the final day...

Fantasy no more: Blackmore 1st woman to win Grand National

Apr. 10, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

A Hollywood fantasy turned into reality on Saturday when Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win Britain's grueling Grand National horse race, breaking down one of the biggest gender barriers in sports. Blackmore, a 31-year-old Irishwoman, rode Minella...

Racial justice police group condemns St. Louis County chief

Apr. 10, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The Ethical Society of Police said Friday it had no confidence in St. Louis County Police Chief Mary Barton, in part because a Black officer was reassigned shortly after speaking to the media. The group, which advocates for racial and gender equity...

Speaker: Representatives divided over trans treatment bill

Apr. 10, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY. Ala. (AP) — Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutcheon says representatives are divided over a bill that would ban the use of hormones and puberty-blockers to treat transgender minors. The Republican legislative leader said Thursday he was uncertain when the bill...

In GOP strongholds, a big push on 'culture war' legislation

Apr. 10, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An ardent abortion foe who once opposed allowing gay couples to be foster parents, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is the unlikeliest figure to complain about bills on the “culture wars" reaching his desk. But by vetoing a ban on gender...

Approval of Kansas bill on trans athletes isn't veto-proof

Apr. 09, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas conservatives on Friday pushed a proposed ban on transgender athletes in girl's and women's school sports through the Republican-controlled Legislature but don't have enough support yet to overcome a possible veto by the state's Democratic governor. ...

West Virginia transgender athlete bill heads to governor

Apr. 09, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Transgender athletes in West Virginia would be banned from competing in female sports in middle and high schools and colleges under a bill that won approval from the legislature Friday. The bill heads to the desk of Republican Gov. Jim Justice,...

Springfield man charged in death of transgender woman

Apr. 09, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield man has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a transgender woman, Greene County officials said Friday. Charles Nelson, 28, was arrested after the body of Dominique Lucious, 26, was found at an apartment...

2 Kansas police officers allege discrimination in lawsuit

Apr. 09, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Two female police officers allege in a lawsuit that the Overland Park, Kansas, police department discriminated against them when it repeatedly passed over them for promotions in favor of younger, less experienced men. Capt. Kathleen Morgan and...

Study: Facebook delivers biased job ads, skewed by gender

Apr. 09, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new study. University of Southern California researchers who examined the ad-delivery algorithms of Facebook and LinkedIn found that...