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  • 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 »
  • U. Iowa adds optional LGBT question to application

    December 12, 2012 11:35 AM

    IOWA CITY, Iowa- The University of Iowa has become the nation's first public university to include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on its admissions application. The university announced Wednesday that its new application asks students whether they identify with the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer community. The... more »
  • NJ teen wants Easy-Bake Oven to appeal to boys

    December 7, 2012 1:28 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. But when his big sister went to buy one, she could find it only in girly pink and purple. So the Garfield, N.J., girl started an online petition asking Hasbro to make the toy ovens in gender-neutral... more »
  • More women have driver's licenses than men in US

    November 12, 2012 12:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - Women are passing men on the nation's roads. A study by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute says more women have driver's licenses than men. That's a reversal of the longtime gender gap behind the wheel. Researchers say that's likely to lead to safer, smaller and more... more »
  • App scans faces of bar-goers to guess age, gender

    May 19, 2012 12:59 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A watchful eye is coming to San Francisco's bar scene, but not to keep you in check. It just wants to check you out. A new app launched this weekend that will scan the faces of patrons in 25 bars across the city to determine their ages... more »
  • Disqualified transexual pageant contestant seeks lawyer

    April 3, 2012 12:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A would-be Canadian Miss Universe contestant is deciding what action she'll take after being disqualified from the pageant because she was born a male. Jenna Talackova hired Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred who is known to take on controversial cases. Talackova, 23, underwent a sex... more »
  • ACLU's appeal set on single-sex classes

    August 25, 2010 6:34 AM

    The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals set oral arguments for Oct. 5 to consider the ACLU's appeal of a federal district judge's decision to allow single gender classes to continue at a Kaplan middle school. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the Vermilion Parish School Board... more »
  • Former principal suing school superintendent and board

    June 18, 2010 6:31 AM

    A former South Lafourche High School principal is suing the parish's schools superintendent and school board, alleging her contract was not renewed because of racial and gender discrimination. In the suit filed last week, Curole alleges the Lafourche School Board and Superintendent Jo Ann Matthews acted in "bad faith" in... more »
  • Surgery no longer needed for sex change on passports

    June 10, 2010 6:32 AM

    Surgery is no longer needed to change the gender on a U.S. passport when previously it required definitive proof. Now, all that's required is a doctor's certification that the applicant has undergone treatment for gender transition. The National Center for Transgender Equality says that could mean surgery for some and... more »

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