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An Equal Rights Amendment supporters yell encouragement to two legislators as they walk down a hallway inside the state Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A House committee approved a resolution Tuesday,  to ratify the state's Equal Rights Amendment, which advocates hope will become the next amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The 13-9 vote split along party lines, with all Democrats supporting it and all Republicans opposing it.(Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia moves to brink of becoming 38th state to ratify ERA

Jan. 16, 2020 11:09 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia on Wednesday moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in what was seen as a momentous victory for the women's rights movement even though it is far from certain the measure will ever be added to the U.S. Constitution. The state...

An Equal Rights Amendment supporters yell encouragement to two legislators as they walk down a hallway inside the state Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A House committee approved a resolution Tuesday,  to ratify the state's Equal Rights Amendment, which advocates hope will become the next amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The 13-9 vote split along party lines, with all Democrats supporting it and all Republicans opposing it.(Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia House panel advances ERA for full floor vote

Jan. 15, 2020 10:23 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia moved a step closer to ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment on Tuesday, even as the measure's future nationally remains in doubt. A House committee approved a resolution to ratify the gender equality measure, which advocates hope will become the next amendment to the U.S....

Ex-sheriff's office employee files discrimination suit

Jan. 15, 2020 6:20 PM EST

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A former staff assistant has filed a federal lawsuit against the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office and her former supervisor alleging sex discrimination and retaliation. Kimberly Losada resigned from her job in August after nearly 15 years with the Parole and Probation Division,...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., arrives at a campaign event, Tuesday Jan. 7, 2020, at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Can a woman win the presidency? Clash exposes deeper issue

Jan. 14, 2020 11:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The smoldering political flareup between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders has rekindled debate over a question that has been gnawing at Democratic primary voters for more than three years: Can a woman beat President Donald Trump? Many voters openly support the idea of the first female...

Italian Fashion Chamber President Carlo Capasa poses at the end of the Associated Press interview in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. The Italian Fashion Chamber is promoting a diversity agenda among Milan’s major fashion houses, a move that comes a year after several top Italian brands faced criticism and backlashes for designs and remarks viewed as culturally and racially insensitive. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Italian fashion world adopts manifesto promoting diversity

Jan. 12, 2020 7:48 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — The Italian National Fashion Chamber is promoting a diversity agenda among Milan’s major fashion houses, a year after several top Italian brands faced criticism for designs and remarks seen as culturally and racially insensitive. Its manifesto backed by major Italian fashion brands...

FILE - This Nov. 4, 2019 file photo shows journalist, writer and broadcaster Samira Ahmed in London. An employment tribunal ruled Friday Jan. 10, 2020, that Samira Ahmed who was paid a fraction of the fee received by a male colleague doing a similar job has won a sex-discrimination lawsuit against the British broadcaster. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

Female journalist wins pay-discrimination case against BBC

Jan. 10, 2020 10:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A BBC journalist who was paid a fraction of the fee received by a male colleague doing a similar job has won a sex-discrimination lawsuit against the British broadcaster. An employment tribunal ruled Friday that Samira Ahmed should have received similar compensation to Jeremy Vine. Both...

Insurance company to pay $20M to settle discrimination suit

Jan. 9, 2020 7:22 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An insurance company has agreed to pay $20.5 million to settle claims that it discriminated against black and female employees in Denver and Nashville, Tennessee. A complaint filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claimed black employees at Jackson National Life Insurance...

Virginia Senate committee advances ERA

Jan. 9, 2020 3:15 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Equal Rights Amendment is advancing in the Virginia Legislature, where Democratic leaders have pledged it will pass. A Senate committee on Thursday approved a resolution to ratify the gender equality measure that could become the next amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The vote...

Woman sues ex-boss over firing, sharing of sexual images

Jan. 7, 2020 11:05 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman alleges in a lawsuit that she was fired from a Kansas City recycling company after a breakup with the owner whom she also accused of circulating sexual images of her without her permission. The 59-year-old woman claims gender discrimination and retaliation in the suit, which...

Cuomo: NY should expand anti-discrimination protections

Jan. 3, 2020 6:30 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would outright prohibit discrimination in its state constitution under a proposal the state’s Democratic governor released Friday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to pass a state-level Equal Rights Amendment that bans discrimination on the basis of sex, ethnicity,...