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Idaho governor signs into law anti-transgender legislation

Mar. 30, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday signed into law two anti-transgender bills, making Idaho the first among states that introduced some 40 such bills this year to enact them. The Republican governor approved legislation that prohibits transgender people from changing the sex listed on...

Colleges team up to celebrate Women's History Month

Mar. 28, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two colleges in Boston are marking the end of Women's History Month with an open event to update and enhance the Wikipedia entries of several female activists. “Digitizing Women’s History: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon” is being hosted by Simmons University and Wentworth...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2003, file photo, Will Wilson, then-marketing director for NFL Mexico, speaks at a press conference in Houston. Wilson, the head of the NFL division of the Wasserman Media Group and the uncle of former Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck, was hired Monday, March 23, 2020, as chief executive officer of the troubled U.S. Soccer Federation. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Will Wilson, Andrew Luck's uncle, becomes CEO of US Soccer

Mar. 23, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Will Wilson, co-head of the NFL division of a sports representation agency and the uncle of former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, was hired Monday as chief executive officer of the troubled U.S. Soccer Federation. He starts work March 30 and will fill a job that had been open...

Denver Police Dept agrees to settle discrimination complaint

Mar. 20, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Police Department has agreed to pay a female commander $280,000 to settle a gender discrimination complaint against a former chief, who she said led a department “rife with sexism." The Denver Post reports Cmdr. Magen Dodge also would be assigned to lead the department's...

The Idaho House ended its legislative session after balancing fears of spreading the coronavirus with potential vetoes of several bills they will now be powerless to override Friday, March 20, 2020, in Boise, Ohio. The House voted 32-28 Friday to end the session a day after the Senate went home. Republican House Speaker Scott Bedke says that if not for the virus, the House would have remained in session to override vetoes. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

Idaho House ends legislative session amid virus concerns

Mar. 20, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House ended its legislative session on Friday after balancing fears of spreading the coronavirus with potential vetoes of several bills representatives will now be powerless to override. The House voted 32-28 to end the session a day after the Senate went home. They would have...

Idaho transgender women sports ban bill heads to governor

Mar. 18, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho bill banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports despite warnings that such a law is unconstitutional headed to the governor's desk on Wednesday. The House voted 54-16 to approve an amended version from the Senate. The measure would apply to all sports...

$1.2M sex discrimination suit filed against hospital

Mar. 17, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A former pharmacist is suing Central Oregon's largest health care provider for $1.2 million saying the hospital maintained a hostile work environment that included gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Darcy Martin filed the lawsuit against St. Charles Health System Thursday in...

United States players Tierna Davidson, Lindsey Horan, Julie Ertz, Abby Dahlkemper, and Kelley O'Hara stand with their jerseys turned inside out during the playing of the national anthem before a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match against Japan, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Parlow Cone says US Soccer argument vs women was mistake

Mar. 17, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

As a different set of lawyers took over for the U.S. Soccer Federation, new USSF President Cindy Parlow Cone disavowed papers submitted by the previous attorneys who argued women's national team players had lesser skills and responsibilities than their male counterparts. Parlow Cone took over as head of American...

Idaho bill bans transgender women, girls from competition

Mar. 16, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho bill banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports despite warnings that such a law is unconstitutional headed back to the House on Monday after being amended in the Senate. The Senate voted 24-11 to approve the measure that would apply to all sports teams...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2019, file photo, Cindy Parlow Cone, vice president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, attends a meeting of the organization's board of directors Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Chicago. Carlos Cordeiro resigned as the federation's president Thursday night, March 12, 2020, three days after the organization sparked a backlash when its legal papers in a gender discrimination lawsuit claimed the women's national team players had less physical ability and responsibility than their male counterparts. His decision elevated former American midfielder Parlow Cone to become the first woman president in the history of the 107-year-old federation. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Parlow Cone takes over at US Soccer at critical juncture

Mar. 13, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

New U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone's first challenge will be to confront the fallout over the federation's widely condemned legal stance in the gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the women's national team. The first woman president in the 107-year history of the governing body will also oversee the...