Latest Gender issues News

Indiana businesses urge Congress to pass LGBTQ protections

Jul. 23, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 100 Indiana businesses are urging Congress to pass legislation stalled in the Senate that would extend federal civil rights protections to LGBTQ people, saying in a letter that “discrimination is bad for business." Prominent businesses...

Merkel defends legacy on gender, climate, with some regrets

Jul. 22, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — With just months to go before her 16-year leadership of Germany ends, Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended her efforts to promote gender equality and curb climate change but expressed regret that some decisions, in hindsight, were made too late. ...

Federal judges block transgender restrictions in 2 states

Jul. 21, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal judges on Wednesday temporarily blocked an Arkansas law banning gender confirming treatments for transgender youth and a West Virginia ban on trans athletes in women's sports, two major victories for LGBTQ advocates against a wave of restrictions approved by...

Louisiana veto session ends with no bill rejections reversed

Jul. 21, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers ended their historic veto session Wednesday after two days in which Republicans failed to overturn any of Gov. John Bel Edwards' bill rejections, a significant blow to GOP efforts to assert independence from the Democratic governor. ...

Louisiana lawmakers fail to override Democratic governor’s veto of bill banning transgender girls from school sports

Jul. 21, 2021 16:00 PM EDT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers fail to override Democratic governor’s veto of bill banning transgender girls from school sports.

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jul. 21, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. July 19Gov. Tim Walz issued his 25th executive order of 2021 (his 171st overall) to bar the practice of conversion therapy on children in Minnesota. Conversion therapy, sometimes called reparative therapy, seeks to change the sexual orientation...

Federal judge temporarily blocks enforcement of Arkansas ban on gender confirming treatment for transgender youth.

Jul. 21, 2021 13:03 PM EDT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal judge temporarily blocks enforcement of Arkansas ban on gender confirming treatment for transgender youth.

Tokyo Games boast equal gender participation for first time

Jul. 21, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

Grace Luczak had left competitive rowing and taken a job in the private sector when a move toward gender equity at the Tokyo Games lured her back into a boat. A women's rowing event was added to create a more inclusive Olympics, which meant four additional seats on the...

Bill would ban discredited conversion therapy in Charleston

Jul. 21, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials in West Virginia's capital city have introduced a proposal to ban the discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Councilwoman Caitlin Cook, a council...

Lawsuit against Liberty alleges mishandling of sex assaults

Jul. 20, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Twelve women filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Liberty University, accusing the Christian institution of a pattern of mishandling cases of sexual assault and harassment, and fostering an unsafe campus environment. The federal lawsuit filed in New...