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This photo provided by Scholastic shows CEO Dick Robinson. (Erica Lansner/Scholastic via AP)

Scholastic CEO talks civil unrest, pandemic

Jul. 5, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the pandemic shut down schools nationwide in March, Scholastic Corp. immediately pivoted, offering a free online learning hub for millions of families with kids. Two months later, civil unrest caused the company to quickly jump in and ramp up coverage on racial inequality for teachers,...

Young demonstrators dance at the start of the annual Gay Pride march in Paris, France, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Benjamin Girette)

At Pride march in Paris, activists demand racial justice too

Jul. 4, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Grassroots LGBTQ groups marched through Paris led by activists of color Saturday as part of Global Pride observances, protesting police violence and demanding more political actions on behalf of migrants, sex workers and other marginalized members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and...

Defense lawyers: Racism has played a role in policing

Jul. 2, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Racism has played a role in policing in New Hampshire and law enforcement would benefit from training and policy changes as a necessary first step to treat people as human beings rather than “presumptively dangerous potential," a criminal defense lawyers group said in testimony...

FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif.  Becerra on Monday, June 22, 2020, added Idaho to a list of 11 other states where state-funded travel isn't allowed because he determined that they violate a California law. That 2017 law is intended to guard against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California bans state-paid travel to Idaho over new laws

Jun. 22, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday added Idaho to a list of 11 other states where state-funded travel isn’t allowed because he determined that they violate a California law. That 2017 law is intended to guard against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender...

Lawyer Daniel Brown holds a poster calling on Georgia lawmakers to pass a state hate crimes law on Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Atlanta. Lawmakers are debating different proposals to give Georgia a law adding extra penalties for hate crimes. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

Georgia senators say hate crimes law should protect police

Jun. 19, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans in Georgia’s state Senate have added police as a protected class to proposed hate crimes legislation deemed essential by state leaders, complicating chances of its passage by lobbing a political grenade into the belly of the bill with little time left in the legislative...

FILE - This Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, shows the Idaho House of Representatives in the Idaho Statehouse in Boise, Idaho. The Trump administration is supporting Idaho's new law banning transgender women from competing in women's sports. It's the first law of its kind in the nation and the U.S. Department of Justice backed it in a court filing Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)

Trump administration backs Idaho transgender sports ban

Jun. 19, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A recently passed Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports — the first such law in the nation — received backing on Friday from the administration of President Donald Trump. The support came in the form of a court filing submitted by the...

FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo parade-goers carrying rainbow flags walk down a street during the LBGTQ Pride march in New York, to celebrate five decades of LGBTQ pride, marking the 50th anniversary of the police raid that sparked the modern-day gay rights movement. Democrats flooded Twitter and email inboxes this week with praise for the watershed Supreme Court decision shielding gay, lesbian and transgender people from job discrimination.  (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

What Supreme Court? Trump's HHS pushes LGBT health rollback

Jun. 19, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Friday moved forward with a rule that rolls back health care protections for transgender people, even as the Supreme Court barred sex discrimination against LGBT individuals on the job. The rule from the Department of Health and Human Services was published in...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020 file photo, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, answers a question during a debate in Olathe, Kan. Critics of U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan. on the political right are working to hobble the western Kansas congressman's bid for the U.S. Senate in the final three months of a primary campaign as he fights to overcome conservative immigration hardliner Kobach in a crowded field. (AP Photo/John Hanna File)

Republicans attack transgender rights in Kansas Senate race

Jun. 18, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Three Republicans running seeking their party's nomination for U.S. Senate in a competitive Kansas primary have launched ads opposing transgender rights. Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said if elected he would offer legislation to withhold federal funds from institutions...

A protester stands outside the presidential palace in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, June 18, 2020, during a rally against a law banning the teaching of gender studies. Dozens of protesters gathered outside Bucharest's Cotroceni Presidential Palace, to express their opposition to a law banning the teaching of gender studies in the country's schools and universities and call on President Klaus Iohannis to reject signing the bill and send it back to parliament. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Calls for Romania's president to reject gender studies ban

Jun. 18, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Dozens of protesters gathered Thursday in Romania's capital to express their opposition to a law banning the teaching of gender studies in the country’s schools and universities. People carrying banners and wearing masks — some with an “x” taped across...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019 file photo, former Byron, Ga., fire chief Rachel Mosby poses for a photo in the home of a friend in Atlanta. Dress codes and uniforms can present challenges for transgender employees. Mosby is a transgender woman who held the job for more than a decade as a man, then was fired in June, 18 months after she openly transitioned. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Even with ruling, workplace still unequal for LGBTQ workers

Jun. 18, 2020 3:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even with this week’s Supreme Court ruling, the workplace will be far from equal for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. While the nation’s highest court says you can’t be fired for your sexual orientation or gender identity under the Civil Rights Act of...