Tag: Gender issues

NC Lawmakers Agree To Repeal Transgender Bathroom Ban

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina announced late Wednesday that they have reached an agreement to repeal a state law prohibiting transgender people from using bathrooms that correspond to their gender identities. The deal, reached with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, an outspoken opponent of the controversial law, came as the state was on the verge of…

Statue of Liberty Goes Dark on Eve of Womenโ€™s Protest

The Statue of Liberty experienced an โ€œunplanned outageโ€ late Tuesday night, leaving only the flame and crown lit just hours before the nationwide โ€œA Day Without Womenโ€ protest. The blackout began around 10 p.m. ET. National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis attributed the blackout to a project for a new emergency backup generator as part…

Trump Rolls Back Protections For Transgender Students

The Trump administration on Wednesday rescinded Obama-era anti-discrimination protections for transgender students. President Trump overruled Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ concerns about the move. The Obama administration had ordered schools to let transgender students use public school restrooms corresponding to their gender identity, and Democrats immediately criticized Trump for rolling back the policy. “No student should…