Gender issues

In this May 16, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington. Democrats in the House are poised to approve sweeping anti-discrimination legislation that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation “closer to equal liberty and justice for all.’’ (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 17, 2019 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to employment, housing, loan...
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FILE - This July 20, 2016 file photo shows Dana Zzyym, of Fort Collins, Colo., outside the federal courthouse in Denver. On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, nine state attorneys general asked a federal appeals court in Denver to allow Zzyym to get a passport listing Zzyym's gender as nonbinary instead of male or female. Zzyym was born with ambiguous physical sexual characteristics and identifies as nonbinary in gender. The State Department refused Zzyym's application. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 15, 2019 - 6:53 pm
DENVER (AP) — Nine state attorneys general asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to allow an intersex Colorado resident to get a passport listing the person's gender as nonbinary instead of male or female. The states filed a brief with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver asking the...
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May 15, 2019 - 5:04 pm
When the man arrived at the hospital with severe abdominal pains, a nurse didn't consider it an emergency, noting that he was obese and had stopped taking blood pressure medicines. In reality, he was pregnant — a transgender man in labor that was about to end in a stillbirth. The tragic case,...
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May 15, 2019 - 4:37 pm
DENVER (AP) — Nine state attorneys general are asking a federal appeals court to allow an intersex Colorado resident to get a passport listing the person's gender as nonbinary instead of male or female. The states filed a brief with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver asking the justices to...
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A Douglas County, Colo., Sheriffs Department deputy walks past the doors to the STEM Highlands Ranch school early Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Two high school students used at least two handguns in a fatal Tuesday shooting at the charter school authorities said Wednesday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 08, 2019 - 10:35 pm
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting in Colorado that killed one student and injured eight (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The second suspect in a Colorado school shooting has appeared in court. Court records listed the defendant as Maya McKinney, but a public defender said...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2013 file photo second-grade teacher Vickie Boudouris goes over a an English work sheet with her students at the Cordova Villa Elementary School, in Rancho Cordova, Calif. The California State Board of Education is set to vote, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, on new guidance for teaching sex education in public schools. The guidance is not mandatory but it gives teachers ideas about teaching a wide range of health topics. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 08, 2019 - 8:25 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has overhauled its sex education guidance for public school teachers, encouraging them to talk about gender identity with kindergartners and giving advice to help LGBT teenagers navigate relationships and practice safe sex. LGBT advocates praised the new...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2013 file photo second-grade teacher Vickie Boudouris goes over a an English work sheet with her students at the Cordova Villa Elementary School, in Rancho Cordova, Calif. The California State Board of Education is set to vote, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, on new guidance for teaching sex education in public schools. The guidance is not mandatory but it gives teachers ideas about teaching a wide range of health topics. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 08, 2019 - 8:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has overhauled its sex education guidance for public school teachers, encouraging them to talk about gender identity with kindergarteners and giving advice to help LGBT teenagers navigate relationships and practice safe sex. LGBT advocates praised the new...
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Devon Erickson, an accused STEM School shooter, appears at the Douglas County Courthouse in Castle Rock, Colo., Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The attackers were identified by law enforcement officials as 18-year-old Erickson and a younger student who is a juvenile and was not named. They allegedly walked into the STEM School Highlands Ranch through an entrance without metal detectors and opened fire in two classrooms. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)
May 08, 2019 - 5:56 pm
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting in Colorado in which 1 student was killed and eight were injured (all times local): 3:45 p.m. One of the students who tackled a gunman at a Colorado high school said he and his friends fought back out of pure instinct. Eighteen-year-...
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Devon Erickson, an accused STEM School shooter, appears at the Douglas County Courthouse in Castle Rock, Colo., Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The attackers were identified by law enforcement officials as 18-year-old Erickson and a younger student who is a juvenile and was not named. They allegedly walked into the STEM School Highlands Ranch through an entrance without metal detectors and opened fire in two classrooms. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)
May 08, 2019 - 5:14 pm
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting in Colorado in which 1 student was killed and eight were injured (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Charter school shooting suspect Devon Erickson has made his first court appearance, bowing his head during much of the proceedings with his...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2013 file photo second-grade teacher Vickie Boudouris goes over a an English work sheet with her students at the Cordova Villa Elementary School, in Rancho Cordova, Calif. The California State Board of Education is set to vote, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, on new guidance for teaching sex education in public schools. The guidance is not mandatory but it gives teachers ideas about teaching a wide range of health topics. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 08, 2019 - 4:24 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is close to overhauling its guidance for teaching sex education in public schools, offering teachers a framework for talking to kindergartners about gender identity and discussing masturbation with middle-schoolers. But the guidance likely won't recommend...
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