Latest Gender discrimination News

American women hire appeals lawyers in equal pay lawsuit

Jul. 2, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even before a trial, American women players suing the U.S. Soccer Federation for equal pay have hired a pair of appellate lawyers. Nicole A. Saharsky, co-head of the Mayer Brown's U.S. Supreme Court and appellate practice, joined the legal team on Thursday along with Brian D. Netter, a...

UN says 140 million females `missing' due to son preference

Jun. 30, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 140 million females are considered “missing” today because of a preference for sons over daughters and extreme neglect of young girls leading to their death, the U.N. Population Fund said in its annual report released Tuesday. The agency, known as UNFPA, also...

Court rules college showed bias in sexual assault case

Jun. 29, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal appeals court for the second time since 2018 ruled Monday that an Ohio college discriminated against a male student accused of sexual misconduct. In a 2-1 vote, a panel at the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said Oberlin College showed bias against a male student...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, United States forward Megan Rapinoe (15) runs over to take a corner kick during the second half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Spain, in Harrison, N.J. U.S. national team players Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath and Christen Press have opted out of the National Women's Soccer League tournament kicking off this weekend in Utah.  (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)

Judge denies American women's soccer immediate appeal

Jun. 23, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

A federal judge has denied a request by American women's soccer players to allow an immediate appeal of his decision to throw out their claim of unequal pay against the U.S. Soccer Federation. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles has scheduled a trial for Sept. 15 on the players' remaining claim of...

FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif.  Becerra on Monday, June 22, 2020, added Idaho to a list of 11 other states where state-funded travel isn't allowed because he determined that they violate a California law. That 2017 law is intended to guard against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California bans state-paid travel to Idaho over new laws

Jun. 22, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday added Idaho to a list of 11 other states where state-funded travel isn’t allowed because he determined that they violate a California law. That 2017 law is intended to guard against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender...

FILE - This Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, shows the Idaho House of Representatives in the Idaho Statehouse in Boise, Idaho. The Trump administration is supporting Idaho's new law banning transgender women from competing in women's sports. It's the first law of its kind in the nation and the U.S. Department of Justice backed it in a court filing Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)

Trump administration backs Idaho transgender sports ban

Jun. 19, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A recently passed Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports — the first such law in the nation — received backing on Friday from the administration of President Donald Trump. The support came in the form of a court filing submitted by the...

Judge dismisses discrimination suit that named Jim Calhoun

Jun. 19, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against the University of Saint Joseph that accused Hall of Fame men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun of harassment. Jaclyn Piscitelli sued the Catholic school last October, alleging she was fired as an assistant athletic...

FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo parade-goers carrying rainbow flags walk down a street during the LBGTQ Pride march in New York, to celebrate five decades of LGBTQ pride, marking the 50th anniversary of the police raid that sparked the modern-day gay rights movement. Democrats flooded Twitter and email inboxes this week with praise for the watershed Supreme Court decision shielding gay, lesbian and transgender people from job discrimination.  (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

What Supreme Court? Trump's HHS pushes LGBT health rollback

Jun. 19, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Friday moved forward with a rule that rolls back health care protections for transgender people, even as the Supreme Court barred sex discrimination against LGBT individuals on the job. The rule from the Department of Health and Human Services was published in...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jun. 17, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ June 16 The Winston-Salem Journal on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling protecting LGBT workers from job discrimination: There was much celebration in the land among people who value equal rights on June 15 after the Supreme Court announced its landmark...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington where the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the first case of LGBT rights since the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. LGBT-rights activists are looking ahead as they celebrate a major victory in the Supreme Court regarding job discrimination, They hope the June 15, 2020, decision spurs action against other forms of bias against their community and undermines the Trump administration’s near-total ban on military service by transgender people. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

LGBT activists see hard work ahead despite Supreme Court win

Jun. 16, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LGBT-rights activists are elated by a major Supreme Court victory on job discrimination, and hope the decision will spur action against other biases faced by their community despite Trump administration efforts to slow or reverse advances. In most states, it remains legal to discriminate...