Latest Gender discrimination News

Former child welfare boss alleges discrimination, harassment

Jul. 13, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An attorney for Kentucky's former child welfare commissioner says she was subject to "repeated acts of discrimination," including sexually harassing comments from her male colleagues that prompted her resignation last month. But an investigation by the Cabinet for Health and Family...

The Latest: Croatia defender demands respect at World Cup

Jul. 11, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 2 a.m. Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says people should show him more respect now he's going to play in a World Cup final. Lovren says "I deserve this" after Croatia's 2-1 extra-time win over England, and used an expletive to...

Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

Jul. 11, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated by denying a room to two women because they're gay will stand after the state's high court declined to take up the case. Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young had argued she should be allowed to turn away gay...

Panic! At the Disco launches human rights organization

Jun. 28, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie is launching a human rights organization called Highest Hopes Foundation. The rock singer said Thursday that the nonprofit will support "communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender...

The Latest: Abortion rights groups decry court ruling

Jun. 26, 2018 1:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court striking down a California law related to abortion (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Abortion-rights supporters say the Supreme Court "turned its back on women" by striking down a California law requiring anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide...

Report: Gender discrimination 'concerning' at FBI, others

Jun. 26, 2018 1:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women are underrepresented in the ranks of criminal investigators and leadership roles at four of the nation's top federal law enforcement agencies. And those agencies have only taken "limited actions" to recruit more women for those positions. That's according to a Justice Department...

Israel's El Al to tackle 'discrimination' after criticism

Jun. 26, 2018 9:45 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's national carrier El Al says it will take a firmer stand against what critics say is discrimination after the airline moved two female passengers under pressure from ultra-Orthodox travelers. El Al CEO Gonen Usishkin said in a statement on Monday that he had ordered that "any...

Israel's El Al faces scrutiny after moving female passengers

Jun. 24, 2018 11:59 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli airline El Al is facing new allegations of discrimination after moving two female passengers under pressure from male ultra-Orthodox travelers who refused to sit next to women. In 2016, a similar case of discrimination was filed against the airline by a female passenger. Israel's...

Texas to settle discrimination suit with former track coach

Jun. 20, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas has agreed to settle a race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out of her job in 2013 after the school learned she had a relationship with an athlete a decade earlier. Kearney, who is black, had...

Wisconsin high school censors student's graduation speech

Jun. 15, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

TOMAHAWK, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school valedictorian decided against speaking at commencement after school administrators required she not reference discrimination, school shootings and gender inequality. Instead, a local newspaper published her speech. Cait Christenson, who was among six...