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Man claims fired agency director paid him less than women

Jan. 22, 2020 5:45 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state employee at the Iowa Finance Authority is suing the state for wage discrimination and sex discrimination, alleging the agency's fired former director paid women significantly more than him. Steve Ferguson, 68, said in court documents filed Monday in state court that former...

Eastern Michigan pays $125,000 to settle Title IX lawsuit

Jan. 22, 2020 2:36 PM EST

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University will pay two female student athletes a combined $125,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused the university of discrimination when it eliminated their softball and tennis teams in 2018. Former EMU softball player Ariana Chretien will receive a $100,000...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968 file photo, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos raise their gloved fists after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Some athletes are criticizing the International Olympic Committee for prohibiting political protests on the medal podium. Olympic officials reminded athletes last week not to make political statements at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/File)

Soccer players union promises to defend Olympic protesters

Jan. 22, 2020 9:19 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Soccer players who defy Olympic rules by making protest gestures at the 2020 Tokyo Games will be supported by their global union. Freedom of speech on issues like anti-discrimination and gender equality needs to be protected from “a hypocritical rule,” FIFPro general secretary...

FILE - This Nov. 30, 2012 file photo shows Deborah Dugan posing for a portrait in New York. Dugan, the ousted Grammys CEO has fired back at the Recording Academy with a complaint claiming she was retaliated against after reporting she was subjected to sexual harassment and gender discrimination during her six-month tenure. Lawyers for Dugan, who the academy placed on administrative leave last week, filed a discrimination case with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. In the complaint, she claims she was subjected to sexual harassment from the academy’s general counsel. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

Grammys CEO says she was ousted after reporting harassment

Jan. 21, 2020 10:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ousted Grammys CEO fired back at the Recording Academy on Tuesday, alleging that she was removed after complaining about sexual harassment and pay disparities and for calling out conflicts of interest in the nomination process for music's most prestigious awards. Lawyers for Deborah...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a forum broadcast on radio in a New Hampshire Public Radio station, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Democrats navigate sensitive gender politics as voting nears

Jan. 19, 2020 9:51 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates spent the weekend grappling with how to address questions surrounding sexism and gender bias as they sought to balance support for women against concerns of a political blowback. After his wife went public with her own experience of sexual assault...

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....

Ex-sheriff's office employee files discrimination suit

Jan. 15, 2020 6:20 PM EST

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A former staff assistant has filed a federal lawsuit against the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office and her former supervisor alleging sex discrimination and retaliation. Kimberly Losada resigned from her job in August after nearly 15 years with the Parole and Probation Division,...

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...