Latest Gender issues News

Wyoming senator booed for sex identity remarks at graduation

May. 16, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis apologized Monday after getting booed and heckled for remarks she made on sexual identity during a University of Wyoming graduation speech. A first-term Republican from deep-red Wyoming, Lummis said in Saturday's speech in Laramie that...

Questions and snafus on eve of Cannes Film Festival

May. 16, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — After two years of pandemic, the 75th Cannes Film Festival is getting going with a familiar dose of controversy and some new snafus as it readies for its largest gathering on the French Riviera since the 2019 edition. Preparations were in full swing up and...

Transgender medication law in Alabama blocked by judge

May. 14, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked part of an Alabama law that made it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors. U.S. District Judge Liles Burke issued a preliminary injunction to stop the state from enforcing...

Federal judge blocks Alabama law outlawing gender-affirming medications for transgender minors amid court challenge

May. 14, 2022 00:44 AM EDT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal judge blocks Alabama law outlawing gender-affirming medications for transgender minors amid court challenge.

Missouri Legislature passes few bills in slow session

May. 13, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers passed few bills during the 2022 legislative session, in part because of gridlock in the Republican-led Senate. Senators adjourned Thursday after approving new congressional districts, cutting off work on all other bills. The GOP-led...

Ex-trooper can pursue sex discrimination, harassment claims

May. 13, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Delaware State Police by a former female trooper who alleges that she was the target of sexual harassment and retaliation. Nicole Hantz claims that she was subjected to a hostile work environment,...

Mixed Texas ruling allows trans youth parent investigations

May. 13, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday allowed the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse while also ruling in favor of one family that was among the first contacted by child welfare officials following an order by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. ...

Texas Supreme Court allows state to resume some abuse investigations into gender-confirming care for transgender youth

May. 13, 2022 11:54 AM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Supreme Court allows state to resume some abuse investigations into gender-confirming care for transgender youth.

Duwamish Tribe sues again for federal recognition

May. 11, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A lawsuit was filed Wednesday seeking federal recognition for the Duwamish Tribe, whose forebears include Chief Seattle for whom the city of Seattle was named. The Seattle Times reports the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for Western Washington marks a...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 11, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Ending Roe v. Wade shouldn’t curb Florida privacy rights In its haste to rid society of abortions, the U.S. Supreme Court appears headed toward weakening a very important constitutional guarantee against undue government...