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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....

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...

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...

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Study finds 2019 was a ‘banner year’ for female filmmakers

Jan. 2, 2020 4:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lulu Wang, Lorene Scafaria, Melina Matsoukas and Greta Gerwig led Hollywood to a record year for women in the director’s chair. In 2019, women directed more of the most popular movies than any year before. Women directed 12 of 2019’s top 100-grossing films in 2019, according...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Del. Danica Roem, D-Prince William, right, applauds visitors during opening ceremonies at the start of the 2019 session of the Virginia General Assembly in the House chambers at the Capitol in Richmond, Va.  Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment are confident Virginia is on the verge of becoming the critical 38th state to ratify the gender equality measure.  The proposed 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution faces a host of likely legal challenges and vehement opposition from conservative activists who depict the ERA as a threat to their stances on abortion and transgender rights.(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Lawmakers pledge ERA will pass in Virginia. Then what?

Jan. 1, 2020 8:37 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment are so confident Virginia is on the verge of becoming the critical 38th state to ratify the gender equality measure, they are already making plans for how they will celebrate. But that jubilation could be largely symbolic. Despite broad...

This undated photo provided by the Nebraska Department of Corrections shows Danny Robinson Jr. Robinson, a Nebraska prison inmate, is asking a judge to let him keep racy books that were confiscated after prison officials banned pornography. Robinson filed a lawsuit last week arguing that the policy is unconstitutionally vague and discriminatory because it prevents only straight men from viewing material that may cause sexual excitement. (Nebraska Department of Corrections via AP)

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...

Tootsie Holland speaks to a crowd supporting he Equal Rights Amendment at a rally calling for South Carolina to become the critical 38th state to pass the amendment to the U.S. Constitution as proposal sponsors state Sen. Tom Davis and state Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter listen at a Statehouse gathering on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Columbia, South Carolina. Holland pushed for the amendment when it was first proposed back in 1972. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

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...