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'Power' loss: TV show protests Georgia abortion law by leaving U.S. state

May 22 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - "The Power", an upcoming TV series produced by online retail and entertainment giant Amazon, will no longer film in Georgia, following the state's near ban on abortion that was signed into law earlier this month, director Reed Morano said.

In 'Power' move, Amazon TV show protests abortion law by leaving U.S. state

May 22 2019

NEW YORK, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amazon is taking "The Power" away from Georgia after the southern U.S. state decided this month to ban nearly all abortions, the TV series' director announced on Tuesday.

Equality Act to protect LGBT+ citizens advances in U.S. Congress

May 17 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A bill protecting U.S. citizens from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was passed by the House of Representatives with bipartisan support on Friday.

Climate change climbs up U.S. voters' list of concerns

May 16 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is rising up the list of voter concerns in the United States with nearly 40% saying the issue will be crucial in how they cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential election, according to a poll released on Thursday.

School bathroom rules tied to LGBT+ students' risk of sexual violence: study

May 06 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender youth, along with those who do not identify as male or female, are at increased risk of sexual violence in schools that force them to use bathrooms and locker rooms based on their gender assigned at birth, a study published on Monday said.

U.S. 'conscience rule' on health care raises fears for LGBT+ patients

May 03 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A pending U.S. policy allowing medical professionals to deny healthcare based on their personal or religious beliefs is raising fears that LGBT+ patients might be refused treatment, experts said on Friday.

U.S. 'conscience rule' on health care raises fears for LGBT+ patients

May 03 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A pending U.S. policy allowing medical professionals to deny healthcare based on their personal or religious beliefs is raising fears that LGBT+ patients might be refused treatment, experts said on Friday.

Astronaut to eclipse record for longest U.S. spaceflight by a woman

Apr 17 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A female astronaut is due to set a record for the longest spaceflight by a woman, the U.S. space agency said on Wednesday, the same astronaut who was to have been in the first all-female spacewalk scrapped over lack of a right-sized spacesuit.

U.S. legalization of same-sex marriage linked to growing acceptance: study

Apr 16 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anti-LGBT+ biases dropped significantly as same-sex marriage was being legalized across the United States, according to new research looking at the link between attitudes and policy change.

U.S. teen girls at risk in dating violence, study says

Apr 15 2019

NEW YORK, April 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in four U.S. teenage girls killed in a homicide is slain by her dating partner, research showed on Monday, exposing details about the "taboo" issue of dating violence among young people.

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