Latest Gender issues News

Writings on gender issues magnify scrutiny of Trump Fed pick

Apr. 23, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Additional provocative commentaries about women written by Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump's pick for the Federal Reserve board, emerged Tuesday, a day after a second White House Fed choice withdrew from consideration. In a column for the Washington Times, Moore wrote in 2000 that...

Transgender plaintiffs want birth certificate gender change

Apr. 23, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Jason Scott wanted to attend community college in Seattle, he needed a high school transcript, and he couldn't get that without a birth certificate. The only problem was that Scott is transgender and his Tennessee birth certificate lists him as female. The resulting confusion...

Transgender inmate sues corrections over lack of treatment

Apr. 23, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A transgender inmate has filed a federal lawsuit against the Connecticut prison system for denying her transitional care and for housing her with male inmates. The Hartford Courant reports that Veronica May Clark says Department of Corrections officials have denied her medical and...

Settlement allows Minnesota boys to dance competitively

Apr. 23, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota boys will be allowed to compete alongside girls on high school dance teams starting the next school year, following the settlement of a lawsuit against the Minnesota State High School League that claimed sexual discrimination. The league said in a statement last week that the...

Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

Apr. 22, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The justices said Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired...

Melinda Gates talks 'brash' Microsoft culture in new book

Apr. 22, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Looking back at her time as an early Microsoft employee, Melinda Gates said the brash culture at the famously tough, revolutionary tech company made her want to quit, but that she didn't discuss it with her boyfriend, and later her husband, Bill Gates, the company CEO who embodied that...

Supreme Court to hear cases on gay, transgender discrimination in the workplace.

Apr. 22, 2019 9:34 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court to hear cases on gay, transgender discrimination in the workplace.

Fired guard files lawsuit against her former employer

Apr. 18, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — One of the few female security guards at a Washington plant that fabricates uranium fuel for nuclear power plants has filed a discrimination lawsuit against her former employer. The Tri-City Herald reported on Tuesday that Brenda Buccarelli claims in a lawsuit filed in federal court...

Military academies begin to follow military transgender ban

Apr. 17, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The elite academies that educate officers for the nation's armed forces have begun to implement the Trump administration's ban on transgender service members. The U.S. Naval Academy will ban people who are transgender from attending the school, beginning with the 2020 school year. The...

Correction: Canada-Religious Symbols story

Apr. 17, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — In a story April 13 about Quebec's religious symbols ban, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the ban on religious symbols extends to nurses and bus drivers. It does not. A corrected version of the story is below: Quebec proposes ban on religious clothing for public workers A...