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Lawsuit accuses Facebook ad targeting of abetting bias

Lawsuit accuses Facebook ad targeting of abetting bias

A lawsuit filed on Thursday accuses Facebook of letting ad targeting tools be used to exclude women and older people from offers regarding loans, investments and other financial services.Two law firms have filed a discrimination suit in San Francisco federal c

Harvard university wins race discrimination case

Harvard university wins race discrimination case

A US judge on Tuesday ruled that Harvard is right to consider race when admitting students, rejecting claims that the prestigious university discriminates against Asian-American applicants.A lawsuit, backed by President Donald Trump's administration, had chal

US women footballers' equal pay lawsuit to go to trial in 2020

US women footballers' equal pay lawsuit to go to trial in 2020

The equal pay lawsuit filed by US women footballers against the US Soccer Federation has been scheduled to go to trial on May 5, 2020, the players' spokesperson said Monday.The gender discrimination lawsuit regarding unequal pay and working conditions was fil

First transgender couple married in Cuba

First transgender couple married in Cuba

A transgender couple married in Cuba this week, a first on the island nation where sexual minorities have long suffered discrimination.The couple had to register their civil union according to the official genders on their identity documents, though."This leg

California bans discrimination against afros, dreadlocks

California bans discrimination against afros, dreadlocks

California on Wednesday became the first US state to ban racial discrimination based on hairstyle, passing a law to ensure afros and dreadlocks can be worn at all schools and offices.The law is primarily aimed at protecting the rights of black Americans who fa