Latest Gender issues News

Republicans to honor girls suing over transgender policy

Feb. 24, 2020 5:32 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Republicans will honor three high school runners who are suing to block a policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports, the party chairman said Monday. Chelsea Mitchell, Alanna Smith and Selina Soule will be given the party's Courage Award at a...

Missouri woman sentenced to 23 years in husband's killing

Feb. 24, 2020 3:17 PM EST

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman was sentenced Monday to 23 years in prison in the death of her husband whom the defense alleged she stayed with despite the relationship being abusive in part because both of them were struggling with their gender identity. Jurors found 49-year-old Angela Mason, of...

FILE - In this  Jan. 14, 2020, file photo, an Equal Rights Amendment supporters yell encouragement to two legislators as they walk down a hallway inside the state Capitol in Richmond, Va. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that roughly three in four Americans support the gender equality amendment, which is now back before Congress with Virginia's ratification of the measure in January. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)

AP-NORC poll: Most Americans support Equal Rights Amendment

Feb. 24, 2020 8:02 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LaVonne Hirashima had two children by the time she was 20 and no time to get a college degree. Instead, the single parent doubled down at work and built a stable career in information technology, and now works for a government contractor. Still, Hirashima, 48, said she lost out on...

High school track athletes Alanna Smith, left, Selina Soule, center and and Chelsea Mitchell prepare to speak at a news conference outside the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Conn. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. The three girls have filed a federal lawsuit to block a state policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

Runner suing to stop transgender competitors wins on track

Feb. 23, 2020 9:25 AM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A runner who is suing to stop transgender athletes from participating in girls track in Connecticut won a head-to-head race for the second time against her transgender opponent. Chelsea Mitchell, of Canton High School, beat Terry Miller, of Bloomfield High School, in the 55-meter...

Transgender godmother Camila Prins, representing the Colorado do Bras samba school, performs at Carnival in the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Prins entered the parade grounds, in a costume of feathers that displayed her sinuous body, fulfilling a dream nearly three decades old. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo

Feb. 23, 2020 12:02 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — When dancer Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo's Carnival parade grounds, a costume of feathers clinging to her sinuous body, she fulfilled a dream of feminine beauty nearly three decades old. Prins says she first realized she wanted to be a woman at a Carnival party at age 11, when, like the...

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., waves to an overflow crowd before addressing a larger rally during a campaign event Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Warren rallies packed Seattle crowd, slams Bloomberg

Feb. 22, 2020 11:24 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren rallied a rowdy crowd in Seattle Saturday night as ballots for Washington state's March 10 presidential primary began arriving in mailboxes of the state’s nearly 4.5 million voters. “I’m not in this fight to talk about...

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg waves after speaking at a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Bloomberg : 3 women can be released on non-disclosure deals

Feb. 22, 2020 12:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Bloomberg said Friday he’d free three women from confidentiality agreements that bar them from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades. The billionaire former mayor of New York also said his company,...

U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring against Canada during the second half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Carson, Calif. The U.S. won 3-0. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

American women seek more than $66M in damages from US Soccer

Feb. 21, 2020 10:49 PM EST

Players on the U.S. women's national team are seeking more than $66 million in damages as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. The damages were included in slew of papers filed Thursday night in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles ahead of a trial scheduled to start May...

FILE - In this Sunday, July 7, 2019 file photo, United States' Megan Rapinoe poses with her individual awards at the end of the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. The U.S. men's national team urged the U.S. Soccer Federation to sharply increase pay of the American women and accused the governing body of making low-ball offers in negotiations with the men. The union for the women's team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the USSF that is scheduled for trial starting May 5. The women agreed to a collective bargaining agreement in April 2017 that extends through 2021. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

World Cup champion women pushed: Could they beat German men?

Feb. 21, 2020 10:04 PM EST

Carli Lloyd was pushed over and over on differences between women and men. "Do you think the women's national team could beat the German men's team?" U.S. Soccer Federation lawyer Noah Finkel asked during a Dec. 20 deposition. "I'm not sure," the two-time FIFA Player of the Year replied. Finkel inquired about a...

Maryland Senate OKs ban on housing income discrimination

Feb. 21, 2020 6:40 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate has passed a measure that would ban landlords from discriminating against potential tenants, based on their source of income. The Senate approved the Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act on a 34-12 vote Friday. A similar bill is pending in the House. The measure...