Sex in society

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 24, 2017 - 2:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Both the transgender teen who sued to use a boys' bathroom and the Virginia school board that won't let him still want the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling in their ongoing dispute, even after the Trump administration retreated from an Obama-era policy on bathroom use...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, a woman walks past the company logo of the internet car service, Uber, in San Francisco, USA. Uber’s chief executive ordered an urgent investigation Monday Feb. 20, 2017, into a sexual harassment claim made by a female engineer who alleged her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, FILE)
February 20, 2017 - 4:24 pm
LONDON (AP) — Uber's chief executive ordered an investigation Monday into a sexual-harassment claim made by a female engineer who said her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss. In a blog post about her year at Uber, Susan Fowler Rigetti said the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, Curt Freed, left, and his husband Robert Ingersoll, the couple who sued florist Barronelle Stutzman for refusing to provide services for their wedding, smile after a hearing before Washington's Supreme Court in Bellevue, Wash. The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, has unanimously ruled that Stutzman, broke the state's antidiscrimination law. Stutzman said she was exercising her First Amendment rights, and her lawyers immediately said they would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the decision. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
February 16, 2017 - 11:34 am
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state's antidiscrimination law, even though she claimed doing so would violate her religious beliefs. Barronelle Stutzman, a florist in...
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February 14, 2017 - 12:29 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than four-fifths of school districts offer no sex education or only teach abstinence in Texas, which has one of the country's highest teen birth rates, according to a study released Tuesday. The study commissioned by Texas Freedom Network, a left-leaning education watchdog...
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February 09, 2017 - 9:42 am
PARIS (AP) — A French court has thrown out a complaint by a federation of Catholic families that dating site Gleeden's business model is illegal and anti-social because it encourages extramarital affairs. A Paris civil court ruled Thursday that promoting infidelity in ads isn't unlawful because...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's office shows James Larkin one of the former owners of Backpage a major international website advertising escort services. Law enforcement experts and sex worker advocates say shutting down what prosecutors call an online brothel could have unintended negative consequences. California is prosecuting's two founders and its chief executive and they are due in court Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. (Sacramento County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
February 08, 2017 - 1:59 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — There's a law enforcement paradox to, labeled by officials as the largest U.S. internet prostitution ad provider. California prosecutors label the site an "online brothel" that rakes in millions of dollars from sex trafficking that often includes minors, want...
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Louisville head coach Rick Pitino shouts instructions to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)
January 25, 2017 - 7:57 pm
Louisville has informed the NCAA the school disputes allegations that Rick Pitino violated his responsibility as a head coach by failing to monitor former staffer Andre McGee's activities that resulted in a sex scandal and subsequent investigation by the governing body. The school on Wednesday...
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January 24, 2017 - 4:08 am
LILLE, France (AP) — France's interior minister says authorities have blocked or ordered search engines to de-list hundreds of websites in 2016, a significant increase over 2015. Bruno Le Roux told a cybersecurity conference in the French city of Lille that his government has requested the blockage...
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Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos arrives before testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 17, 2017 - 9:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 9:05 p.m. Betsy DeVos says unwanted kissing and touching, like the behavior Donald Trump once bragged about, is sexual assault. Democratic Sen. Patty Murray asked DeVos, the president-elect's nominee for education secretary, "If this...
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January 11, 2017 - 8:01 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to ensure free access to contraceptives for 6 million women who cannot obtain them, officials said Wednesday, in a move expected to be opposed by the dominant Roman Catholic church. Economic Planning...
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