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Transgender weightlifter Hubbard selected for Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 20, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Laurel Hubbard hefted 628 pounds (185 kilograms) in two lifts on the way to qualifying in the women’s super-heavyweight division for the Tokyo Olympics. That's heavy. But it's nowhere near the figurative weight Hubbard has carried to...

Munich wants rainbow-colored stadium for game with Hungary

Jun. 20, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Hungary may play its final group game at the European Championship in a stadium lit up in rainbow colors. Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter said Sunday he was going to write to UEFA to ask for permission for Germany’s stadium to be lit up with the colors as a...

Bill would ban discrimination against LGTBQ jurors

Jun. 20, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Discrimination would be prohibited against jurors in federal courts on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity under a bill reintroduced by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Susan Collins of Maine. “It’s a stain on our...

VA moves to offer gender confirmation surgery to vets

Jun. 19, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando Saturday. McDonough said in prepared remarks that the move was “the...

UNLV changes signs to designate gender neutral bathrooms

Jun. 19, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jamie Sprague-Ballou’s heart raced in fear every time she walked into a public restroom when she was transitioning from male to female. In the women’s restroom, she risked being humiliated by security. In the men’s restroom, she risked violence. ...

DOJ: 2 states' transgender restrictions unconstitutional

Jun. 17, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday challenged bans involving transgender people that target athletes in West Virginia and children in Arkansas, slamming them as violations of federal law. The department filed statements of interest in...

Clemson to add 2 women's sports to varsity roster

Jun. 17, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson is adding two women’s sports to its varsity roster. The school announced in a news release Thursday that it would add women’s lacrosse and women’s gymnastics in the next two years. Lacrosse is projected to begin...

Baker fined for refusing to make transgender transition cake

Jun. 16, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado baker who won a partial victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple violated the state’s anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a birthday cake for a transgender woman, a state judge has ruled. ...

Wisconsin Assembly approves transgender sports bans

Jun. 16, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly on Wednesday passed bills banning transgender athletes from participating in girls' and women's sports — measures taken up in the middle of Pride month and all but certain to be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. ...

State public defender agency settles gender pay-gap lawsuit

Jun. 16, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Several female attorneys and investigators at the state Law Offices of the Public Defender are getting raises to resolve a lawsuit that alleged unfair compensation in comparison with better-paid male colleagues. Five employees at the public...