Latest Gender identity News

UK court rules under-16s can get puberty blocking drugs

Sep. 19, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Court of Appeal ruled Friday that doctors can prescribe puberty-blocking drugs to children under 16, overturning a lower court’s decision that a judge’s approval should be needed. Appeals judges said the High Court was wrong to rule last...

Justice Department reviewing policies on transgender inmates

Sep. 17, 2021 06:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is reviewing its policies on housing transgender inmates in the federal prison system after protections for transgender prisoners were rolled back in the Trump administration, The Associated Press has learned. The federal Bureau...

2 charged with using drone to fly drugs into California jail

Sep. 16, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A man living under a stolen identity and a female inmate have been charged with using a drone to smuggle drugs into a Southern California jail, prosecutors said Thursday. The drone is suspected of carrying heroin, methamphetamine, Xanax and muscle...

Militia leader gets 53 years in Minnesota mosque bombing

Sep. 16, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group who authorities say masterminded the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque was sentenced Monday to 53 years in prison for an attack that terrified the mosque's community. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 15, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Sept 13, 2021. Editorial: Jan. 6 justice begins It’s a dubious distinction to be the first Triad resident convicted of a misdemeanor in relation to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol. It’s not something, we...

Virginia Beach amends schools non-discrimination policy

Sep. 15, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Beach School Board adopted amendments to its non-discrimination model policy Tuesday night. In a 7-3 vote, the board approved the revisions giving the superintendent the authority to create procedures and regulations that align...

Oklahoma school ordered to reinstate transgender professor

Sep. 14, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A university in southeast Oklahoma that was found to have discriminated against a transgender English professor must reinstate the professor with tenure, a federal appeals court ruled. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday...

Federal govt launches civil rights probe of Georgia prisons

Sep. 14, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced a statewide civil rights investigation into Georgia prisons, citing particular concern about violence. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke, who oversees the department's civil rights division, said...

Chesapeake school board updates nondiscrimination policy

Sep. 14, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The Chesapeake School Board has changed its nondiscrimination policy, adding protections to ensure students and faculty are treated equally regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. The board voted unanimously Monday to approve...

State ed board halts plans for Nebraska health standards

Sep. 03, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state education officials halted their plans Friday for new health education standards after criticism from some parents and conservative family-values groups that the content was sexually inappropriate. The State Board of Education voted...