Gender issues

High heels are on display in a store in London, Monday March 6, 2017. British lawmakers are due to debate banning mandatory high heels in the workplace on Monday, in response to a petition started by a receptionist who was sent home for wearing flat shoes. The debate is non-binding, but a committee of lawmakers has found that "discriminatory dress codes" are commonplace and called for urgent action. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
March 06, 2017 - 12:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — In a debate that has gone from office corridors to Britain's Parliament, lawmakers put their foot down Monday and urged employers to stop making women wear high heels as part of corporate dress codes. Members of Parliament debated a ban on mandatory workplace high heels, in response...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2016 file photo, transgender high school student Gavin Grimm poses in Gloucester, Va. The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday, March 6, 2017, they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right to use the boys’ bathroom in his Virginia school. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
March 06, 2017 - 10:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen's case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right to use the boys' bathroom in his...
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March 03, 2017 - 1:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Attorneys general from 18 states have signed onto a brief in support of a transgender teenager who wants to use the boys' bathroom at his Virginia high school. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Friday the friend-of-the-court brief was filed with the U.S. Supreme...
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March 03, 2017 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Yelp, the crowd-sourced company specializing in online reviews, is wading into the national debate over transgender people's bathroom access with a new feature that will enable consumers to search for businesses offering gender-neutral restrooms. In a blog post on Friday , Yelp said...
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February 27, 2017 - 11:00 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled that three transgender students at a Pennsylvania high school, including the sister of a singer who performed at President Donald Trump's inauguration, can use bathrooms that correspond to their stated gender identities while their lawsuit...
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Mack Beggs, left, a transgender wrestler from Euless Trinity High School, stands with his coach Travis Clark during a quarterfinal match against Mya Engert, of Amarillo Tascosa, during the State Wrestling Tournament, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Cypress, Texas. Beggs was born a girl and is transitioning to male but wrestles in the girls division. ( Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
February 25, 2017 - 10:48 pm
CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Mack Beggs had just won a state wrestling title Saturday in a category he didn't want to be in. But instead of wallowing in a debate about what should or should not have happened this weekend at the Texas state girls wrestling tournament, the 17-year-old transgender boy simply...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 photo, El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal, from left, County Judge Veronica Escobar, District Attorney Jaime Esparza and Stephanie Karr, executive director of the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence, hold a teleconference in El Paso, Texas, with national and local media concerning Irvin Gonzalez, a transgender woman who was seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend, who was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The video on the screen shows ICE officers holding Gonzalez's arm as they escort her from the El Paso County Courthouse. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)
February 24, 2017 - 4:42 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The arrest by federal authorities in El Paso of a transgender woman who was seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend has led to questions about what lengths authorities will go to apprehend people under newly stepped-up immigration policies. Advocates say Irvin Gonzalez's...
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An attendee holds a sign during a rally supporting transgender youth at the Stonewall National Monument Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in New York. The crowd gathered Thursday to speak out against President Donald Trump's decision to roll back a federal rule saying public schools had to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their chosen gender identity. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
February 23, 2017 - 8:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators shouted "Trump is a fascist, drive him out" at a Manhattan rally in support of transgender youth. The crowd gathered Thursday night in front of the Stonewall Inn. They were speaking out against President Donald Trump's decision to roll back a federal rule saying public...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2014, file photo, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge speaks at an event in Little Rock. Rutledge said Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, she was pleased that the state Supreme Court had tossed out a Fayetteville ordinance extending anti-discrimination protection to members of the LGBT community. Fayetteville, Eureka Springs and a handful of other cities had approved local ordinances prohibiting discrimination. The court agreed with state lawyers who said legislators intended to have uniform anti-discrimination measures statewide. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
February 23, 2017 - 3:01 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional. The...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2014, file photo, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge speaks at an event in Little Rock. Rutledge said Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, she was pleased that the state Supreme Court had tossed out a Fayetteville ordinance extending anti-discrimination protection to members of the LGBT community. Fayetteville, Eureka Springs and a handful of other cities had approved local ordinances prohibiting discrimination. The court agreed with state lawyers who said legislators intended to have uniform anti-discrimination measures statewide. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
February 23, 2017 - 2:59 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional. The...
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