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  • Plan targets health care bias against transgender people

    September 3, 2015 11:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says it wants to end discrimination against transgender people throughout the health care system. The new protections are part of a much broader proposed regulation released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services. The long-delayed rule amounts to a manual for carrying out... more »
  • Google still struggling to diversify beyond white, Asian men

    June 1, 2015 5:13 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Google's workforce is still dominated by white and Asian men even after the Internet company hired a woman to fill one out of every five of its openings for computer programmers and other high-paying technology jobs last year. The ongoing lack of diversity emerged in a demographic... more »
  • Bill to ban abortions based on gender fails to win support Play Video

    May 26, 2015 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana appears unlikely to add a new legal restriction banning "sex-selection" abortions performed based on gender. The House-backed proposal stalled Tuesday in a Senate judiciary committee, on a 2-2 vote that keeps the bill stuck in committee. Bill sponsor Rep. Lenar Whitney, a Houma Republican, said she's... more »
  • La. House backs ban on abortions based on gender Play Video

    May 14, 2015 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has agreed to prohibit abortions based on gender, despite questions about whether provisions in the bill that allow for lawsuits and damage claims go too far. Rep. Lenar Whitney, a Houma Republican, described her bill Thursday as protecting "baby girls" from discrimination. Rep. Walt... more »
  • Louisiana Senate to consider equal pay proposal

    April 23, 2014 1:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job. The equal pay proposal by New Orleans Sen. Karen Carter Peterson received the backing Wednesday of the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee. Supporters said... more »
  • Jindal signs equal pay bill for state workers

    June 19, 2013 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed that state agencies should be banned from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job. Jindal signed the Equal Pay for Women Act into law Wednesday. The bill by New Orleans Sen. Ed Murray doesn't affect private companies.... more »

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