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Michigan State wins appeal on its handling of assault cases

Dec. 12, 2019 4:39 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled in favor of Michigan State University and dismissed a lawsuit by four students who said they suffered because of how the school handled their sexual assault complaints. The court said the threshold is high: The female students had to show...

Nebraska inmate seeks to overturn prison's pornography ban

Dec. 12, 2019 3:42 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man serving a life sentence for murder in Nebraska has asked a judge to let him keep racy books that were confiscated after prison officials banned pornography. Danny Robinson Jr. filed a lawsuit last week arguing that the policy is unconstitutionally vague and discriminatory because...

GOP, Democrats push 1970's Equal Rights Amendment in SC

Dec. 11, 2019 5:28 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of South Carolina's most liberal lawmakers and one of its most conservative are joining together to revive the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The 1970's proposal banning any discrimination based on sex is being revived in several state capitols across the U.S. It...

St. Cloud State to end football, golf programs in 2020

Dec. 10, 2019 4:58 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn., (AP) — St. Cloud State University in Minnesota plans to end its football and golf programs to comply with a Title IX court order and manage its budget shortages. The moves were announced Tuesday and will start next fall. They will affect about 115 student athletes, seven coaches and two...

Women seek access to strip clubs in constitutional battle

Dec. 10, 2019 11:14 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A lawsuit over women’s right to enter strip clubs unaccompanied by men is making Florida cities and counties worry about the future of their local civil-rights laws. An Orlando area strip club denied two Alabama women access because its policy required women to enter with men to...

Wichita police detective alleges discrimination in lawsuit

Dec. 10, 2019 10:28 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An Wichita police detective who is Asian alleges in a lawsuit that she was passed over for promotions in favor of less experienced white men. Kelly Mar claims discrimination and retaliation in the complaint filed last week in federal court. The suit seeks $75,000 in damages, The...

Rapinoe named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year

Dec. 9, 2019 6:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe has been named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated. Rapinoe, FIFA Player of the Year and a two-time World Cup winner, including this year's tournament in France, was selected for dominating “the world's game, on the world's stage,...

School district, Department of Justice reach settlement

Dec. 7, 2019 2:07 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington School District has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice over complaints of sex discrimination at an elementary school. Superintendent Yaw Obeng said the complaints were related to student-on-student bullying and harassment, particularly...

New Hampshire to Supreme Court: Leave nudity laws to locals

Dec. 7, 2019 12:36 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — There's no reason for the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on New Hampshire's “Free the Nipple” case, the state attorney general said this week. The high court is deciding whether to accept the appeal of three women who were convicted of public nudity at Weirs Beach in...

Federal court considers bathroom use by transgender student

Dec. 5, 2019 1:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A student has the right to use the bathroom that corresponds to his gender identity, a lawyer told a federal court Thursday, arguing that the issue is about the right of transgender students to “equal dignity." But the Florida school district that's appealing a lower court order in...