Latest Discrimination News

Court says Jim Crow-era felony voting ban in Mississippi can be altered by lawmakers, not judges

Jul. 18, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators, not the courts, must decide whether to change the state's practice of stripping voting rights from people convicted of certain felonies, including nonviolent crimes such as forgery and timber theft, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. ...

In landmark verdict, South Korea's top court recognizes some rights for same-sex couples

Jul. 18, 2024 07:27 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s top court ruled Thursday that same-sex couples are eligible to receive the same health insurance benefits as heterosexual couples, a landmark verdict hailed by human rights groups. The Supreme Court said it ruled that the state health...

Home Elusive Home: Low-income Lincoln renters often turned away

Jul. 17, 2024 13:55 PM EDT

After six months spent homeless in Lincoln, couchsurfing and staying in cheap hotel rooms with her kids, Elizabeth Ramirez got what seemed like a lifeline: A Section 8 housing choice voucher to help pay rent. But then she started calling landlords. The first one turned her down, then...

Spanish court gives online racial abuser of soccer star Vinícius 8-month suspended sentence

Jul. 17, 2024 13:00 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid said Wednesday that a Spanish court has given a suspended eight-month prison sentence to a person who racially insulted soccer stars Vinícius Júnior and Antonio Rudiger in the comments section of a popular Spanish sports news website. The club said that...

An order blocking a rule to help LGBTQ+ kids applies to hundreds of schools. Some want to block more

Jul. 16, 2024 16:50 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge's order blocking a Biden administration rule for protecting LGBTQ+ students from discrimination applies to hundreds of schools and colleges across the U.S., and a group challenging it hopes to extend it further to many major American cities. U.S....

New York county's latest trans athlete ban draws lawsuits from attorney general, civil rights group

Jul. 15, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The New York attorney general and the New York Civil Liberties Union on Monday sued a county on Long Island over its latest move to ban transgender females from playing on women's sports teams at county facilities. The separate lawsuits came on the same day...

These Picassos prompted a gender war at an Australian gallery. Now the curator says she painted them

Jul. 12, 2024 05:32 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They were billed as artworks by Pablo Picasso, paintings so valuable that an Australian art museum’s decision to display them in an exhibition restricted to women visitors provoked a gender discrimination lawsuit. The paintings again prompted international...

New York's top court allows 'equal rights' amendment to appear on November ballot

Jul. 11, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

A proposed amendment to New York's constitution to bar discrimination over “gender identity” and “pregnancy outcomes” will appear on the ballot this November, the state's high court ruled Thursday. The decision from the Court of Appeals affirms a lower court ruling from June,...

West Virginia, Idaho asking Supreme Court to review rulings allowing transgender athletes to compete

Jul. 11, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia and Idaho are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review rulings that blocked the enforcement of state laws prohibiting transgender athletes from competing in sports. “If the Supreme Court takes this up, it will determine the fate of women’s...

Top court lets New Yorkers vote on constitutional amendment barring discrimination over gender or 'pregnancy outcomes'

Jul. 11, 2024 15:53 PM EDT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Top court lets New Yorkers vote on constitutional amendment barring discrimination over gender or 'pregnancy outcomes.'