North Carolina attorney general won't defend anti-LGBT law

Mar 30, 2016

North Carolina attorney general won't defend anti-LGBT law

North Carolina’s attorney general said Tuesday he won’t defend in court a new state law preventing local governments from approving protections for LGBT people, calling it discriminatory and a “national embarrassment.” Democrat Roy Cooper made the announcement a day after gay rights advocates sued ...

Mar 29, 2016

Myanmar lifts four-year curfew in state after communal violence

Myanmar’s outgoing government has lifted a nearly four-year curfew in the western state of Rakhine, where clashes between the minority Rohingya Muslims and majority Buddhists left more than 200 people dead, mostly Muslims. State media reported President Thein Sein lifted the nighttime curfew Monday ...

Virulent anti-gay remarks test Indonesia's moderate image

Mar 27, 2016

Virulent anti-gay remarks test Indonesia's moderate image

Gays are a contagion, declares the banner in bold red and black lettering that hangs on the sidewalk of a bustling neighborhood in the Indonesian capital close to embassies, luxury hotels and the homes of some of the country’s leaders. Erected by an ultraconservative ...

Mar 11, 2016

Gender stereotypes stubbornly unchanged over 30 years, U.S. study says

Stereotypes about men and women in the United States are largely unchanged from 30 years ago, a new study shows, in findings that researchers said could be reflected in this year’s presidential election. Presumptions about personality traits, occupations, behavior and physical characteristics remained consistent ...