The National Collegiate Athletic Association will not divest from Christian colleges seeking waivers from Title IX standards, telling a group of LGBT organizations that it cannot.
Earlier this month, about 80 organizations led by the LGBT activist group Campus Pride sent a letter to the NCAA demanding they divest from Christian colleges seeking Title IX exemptions, accusing the religious educational institutions of bigotry.
Bernard Franklin, chief inclusion officer with the NCAA, sent a reply to Campus Pride and its allies Tuesday explaining that the NCAA does not oversee Title IX waiver issues. more >>
A poll released this week has found that half of American women have a "very unfavorable" opinion of presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The poll, conducted by Reuters/Ipsos from March 1-15, found that out of 5,400 women questioned in the U.S., half of them have a negative view of the Republican frontrunner. This number is up from the same question asked of females in October, in which 40 percent of women said they had an critical opinion of Trump.
As Reuters reports, Trump's favorability among women who identify as Republican is much higher. Since January, the presidential candidate has received 60 percent likeability from Republican females. more >>
Focus on the Family warned that Los Angeles' new "Transgender Advisory Council" could harm religious freedom.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday at a press conference that the newly created nine-member council will advise city officials on various issues pertaining to the transgender community.
The Ohio Supreme Court implemented a controversial decision Tuesday to stop using gender specific terms such as "husband," "wife," "father" and "mother" on all of rules and forms, opting instead to use gender neutral terms.
In a statement released Monday by court spokesman Bret Crow, the decision came as a response to the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage last summer.
"The terms husband, wife, father, mother, parent, spouse and others were to 'be construed as gender neutral where appropriate' and to remain in effect until the rules and forms were 'amended to reflect the changes contained in this Order,'" Court News Ohio reports. more >>
A coalition of LGBT activist groups have sent a letter to the NCAA demanding the student athletic organization divest from Christian colleges that are seeking Title IX exemptions.
Dozens of Christian institutions have sought waivers from the U.S. Department of Education's Title IX federal funding requirements due to implementation issues regarding sexual orientation and gender identity, citing their religiously-influenced views on sexual ethics.
Organized by the LGBT group Campus Pride, more than 80 organizations sent a letter to the NAACP last week calling for it to "divest from all religious based campuses" that asked for the waivers, which they claim are "discriminatory." more >>
Two courageous women in the Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa risked their lives in order to record undercover footage that documents the heinous and oppressive realities of life under IS' rule.
As it has been nearly two years since IS took control of Raqqa, the group's de-facto capital, much is known about the horrific human rights abuses that the group commits against residents in the town, but little is known about what day-to-day life is like for the people who live in Raqqa and have to abide by the terror group's strict brand of Shariah law.
On behalf of CNN's Swedish affiliate, Expressen TV, two female Raqqa residents using the pseudonyms Oum Mohammed and Om Omran, who both had well-paying jobs before IS arrived, recorded candid footage of life on the Raqqa streets to capture many of the injustices that women and others face under IS' rule. more >>