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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018

Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal …


NY Times: Govt memo details effort to establish binary gender definition

The Department of Health and Human Services is discussing using Title IX – the federal law that bans gender discrimination in government-assisted educational services – for the establishment of a …


Study: The more equal women and men are, the less they want the same things

Imagine an egalitarian society that treats women and men with equal respect, where both sexes are afforded the same opportunities, and the economy is strong. What would happen to gender …


GM named No. 1 company in world for gender equality

General Motors is ranked No. 1 in the world for gender equality in the workplace.


Judge: U.S. can’t deny passport over refusing to pick gender

U.S. officials cannot deny a passport application from an intersex Colorado resident based solely on a refusal to select male or female for gender, a federal judge said Wednesday.


New bill would change Idaho voter registration requirements

Idaho voters would no longer be required to disclose their sex while registering to vote under a proposal introduced Monday at the Idaho Statehouse.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

New rules allow individuals to change sex designation on birth certificates

The Washington state Department of Health on Thursday announced a new rule that allows individuals to change their sex designation on their birth certificate.


Christine M. Flowers: Girl Scouts have every right to be mad

The idea that we don’t need to acknowledge a child’s sexual or gender identity before they even hit puberty has gone out the window, along with common sense.


Google hit with class action lawsuit over gender pay

Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017

More than 250 Oregon residents mark ‘X’ gender on licenses

An Oregon rule change allowing people who don’t identify with their gender to instead mark “X” on their driver’s licenses or state ID cards has been used by more than …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017

Google gender debacle speaks to tech culture wars, politics

Special circumstances – from the country’s divisive political climate to Silicon Valley’s broader problem with gender equity – contributed to the outrage and subsequent firing of a Google engineer. But …


Marines eye plan to put women in West Coast combat training

The U.S. Marine Corps for the first time is eyeing a plan to let women attend what has been male-only combat training in Southern California, as officials work to quash …


Saudis release woman in viral miniskirt video without charge

Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday that a woman who was detained after wearing a miniskirt in a video that went viral has been released without charge.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Not ready for genderless society

If the language is not ready, well, truth to tell, neither is your humble correspondent. It’s a jarring realization.


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017

President ridicules TV host’s looks, says she was ‘bleeding badly from a face-lift’

President Donald Trump ridiculed the looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he has stopped watching.


Transgender man files restroom complaint against library

A transgender man has filed a complaint with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights against the Seattle Public Library for refusing to let him to use the only private restroom …


Justices strike down gender differences in citizenship law

A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of an unusual immigration law that treats fathers and mothers differently when it comes to conferring citizenship on children born outside …


Many women think men are the better investors; they’re not

After checking how 8 million of its customers did during 2016, Fidelity Investments found that women earned 6.4 percent on their portfolios. Its male customers made slightly less: 6 percent.


Oregon’s Supreme Court heads for female majority

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has announced the appointment of a female judge to the Oregon Supreme Court, putting women in the majority in the state’s highest tribunal for the first …


German crowd boos Ivanka Trump for calling her father a ‘champion’ for families

A German crowd booed Ivanka Trump on Tuesday after she called her father a “a tremendous champion of supporting families.”


Ivanka Trump vows push for change for women, defends father

Ivanka Trump pledged to push for “incremental, positive change” for women in the U.S. economy and defended her father’s attitudes toward women as she made her first international outing Tuesday …


Pay equality moving at ‘glacial pace’ in Idaho, elsewhere

According to a study recently released by the American Association of University Women, the gender pay gap in Idaho remains alive and well, with the average white woman making 74 …


Romney’s ‘binders full of women’ are real binders after all

It turns out Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” are actual binders after all – filled with the resumes of women who hoped to land jobs in his administration as …


Hundreds of female Marines have joined a group pressuring male colleagues to change

Hundreds of female Marines and Marine veterans have launched a new group to press for an end to misogyny in the Marine Corps, saying the recent scandal in which nude …


Report: Ex-Yosemite chief belittled workers, mainly women

The former superintendent of Yosemite National Park created a hostile workplace by belittling employees, using words such as “stupid,” “bozo” and “lazy,” and showing gender bias against women, a new …


Why all parents should care about kids and gender

Play is central to the development of critical thinking early in life. How we play, and the toys we play with, can affect a child’s future profession. Some researchers even …


Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on ‘Grace and Frankie,’ aging in Hollywood and female sexuality

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have had decades to study for their roles as confidantes on Netlix’s “Grace and Frankie.” They’ve been friends since the late 1970s, and they collaborated …


University of Oregon professor sues school over gender discrimination

The University of Oregon has been hit with a lawsuit by one of its psychology professors over claims that she is being paid substantially less than several of her less-experienced …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017

Bill seeks voter referendum on transgender bathroom use

A Montana lawmaker introduced a bill Friday calling for a voter referendum on whether to ban transgender people from school and public restrooms and locker rooms that don’t match their …


On screen, indies offer best shot at equality for women

There’s no doubt that women are far more affected by the movie industry’s obsession with sex appeal and physical beauty, resulting in a giant absence in female roles once actresses …