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Is it true that men are forced to pay child support for children they didn't consent to have?

According to many in the men's rights movement, a woman who, in any way, gets pregnant from a man will be able to get child support from him, which in most states is proportional to a man's wealth. ...
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How is it legal that my college does not have any "co-ed" dorms on campus and they only allow "male-only" and "female-only" dorms?

I go to a Private, Christian college in Arkansas, and I feel as the college should not require students to be separated strictly by gender. I understand visitation rules and such, but I feel like ...
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Law regarding toilets use in The Netherlands

Today my manager sent an email to our department regarding the toilet use; they said that it is not allowed to use the ladies' room as a man, by law, and vice versa. That got me curious. Note that I ...
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Why does Section 28 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms prohibit sex discrimination redundantly?

In the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Section 28 says: Rights guaranteed equally to both sexes 28 Notwithstanding anything in this Charter, the rights and freedoms referred to in it are ...
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What legal provision in the U.S. law allow the Catholic Church to discriminate against women?

What legal provision in the U.S. law allow the Catholic Church to discriminate against women? Women aren't allowed to become priest yet, but isn't this against the discrimination law? If not, what ...
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Is kissing the crotch of an underage girl of age 5-6 illegal?

I have recently seen a grandma kissing the crotch of a girl of age 5-6 through panties in a public place. She was holding the girl in hands. Is this illegal? Is it legal only for women to do?
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Is not recognising a marriage based on gender of one person gender-based discrimination?

If a man A wants to marry B (a woman), their marriage will be recognised and certified by the authorities. But if he wants to marry C (a man), their marriage will not not certified. Is it gender-based ...
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Are companies at sexual discrimination risk for using whiteboard interviews during the job interview?

Background Currently, many companies hiring software development engineers use a whiteboard algorithms interview technique. This involves asking the job candidate to code a solution to an algorithm ...
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Do sex specific apps violate any anti-discrimination law?

Would a private business that only intends to serve one sex or another be in violation of anti-discrimination law? if so which one? I can think of a handful of examples of businesses that cater to ...
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Is sending the complains to the whole community instead of the Title IX office legal? [duplicate]

A woman received an unwanted "offensive" text message during an official college event from a man: "I am not sure if you are dressing like in a night-club". Although the text ...
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If an allegation is approved, does it mean that the statistics cited in the allegation is correct?

For an example excerpt, see the Schwake v. Arizona case, page 15: The University contends that the allegations of genderbased decisionmaking are conclusory because they lack the detail of the ...
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Is it legal for a company to offer free coding courses to women only?

A company is offering free coding courses to women and non-binary individuals only. Is this kind of sex-based discrimination legal?
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Is selling products at different prices depending on gender possible?

I noticed that a French nightclub in Nice (France) sold products at different prices according to the sex of the customers and according to their clothes, indeed women paid less for nightclub's ticket ...
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Is taking gender into account in university rankings is considered as incitement to sexist discrimination following French laws?

I have noticed that for some time in France, most of the university rankings have taken into account the percentage of women and men in the scores assigned to establishments (the closer the percentage ...
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Can a discrimination act be a charge filed by a prosecutor?

Can a discrimination, e.g. based on gender, race or age, charge be filed by a prosecutor or a prosecutor's office in the US?
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Legal aspect of male/female nipples

Based on US law, how can authorities (judges, police) deal differently with a male vs a female showing their nipples in public (or picture)? Is there any explicit mention of a legal difference ...
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Is it illegal to refuse a man to enter a Women's Only Poker Tournament?

I read a story about men entering women's only poker tournaments. One example from the article states that eight men joined the field of over 1000 female poker players in the $1,000 buy-in 2009 WSOP ...
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Is it legal to preferentially hire female nurses & doctors because female patients are less comfortable with men seeing them naked?

Sort of a follow-up to Is it legal to preferentially hire men instead of women because women can get pregnant? The idea is, women tend to be less comfortable with men seeing them naked than men are ...
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Discrimination against male cheerleaders

I'm sure the average NFL fan prefers to watch female cheerleaders, but how does hiring only women comply with our Civil Rights Act (which outlaws discrimination based on sex)? For the record, some ...
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Is it legal to preferentially hire men instead of women because women can get pregnant?

Let's say Alice & Bob apply for a job, and both of them are equally good. The company they're applying to decides they'll hire Bob because Alice can potentially get pregnant, which means they'll ...
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Sexual harassment in a interview Spain

I will explain my situation: the thing is, my girlfriend was looking for a job in my city, since we want to move to an apartment together. When she was looking and posting her job profile, someone ...
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Can a public school host a female non-binary and transgender event and exclude all males?

I was wondering if a school can host a female non-binary and transgender field trip or event and not include males. This is a public high school in California.
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Must German job postings include "(m/f)" even in English?

As I understand it, German law requires companies posting job openings to address the gendered nature of the German language by including both the masculine and feminine forms of the job title (e.g., ...
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Are gender roles in the workplace legal by US Federal law?

I worked two unskilled jobs, and both my employers would only assign men the most undesirable part of the job while paying them the same wage as women. If this practice is not legal, what are the ...
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Big Data - Analysis from the entire population - Disparate impact

I am reading Barocas, S., & Selbst, A. D. (2016). Big Data’s Disparate Impact. California Law Review. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2477899 Among other things, the article talks about the ...
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Are Ladies' Nights Legal?

I recently went to a Macado's, for karaoke night. When we went to enter, the lady said it would be a 2$ "Cover fee". I asked if it was for both of us (my gf and I), or total, and she said it was just ...
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Pregnancy discrimination against woman who does professional surrogacy on the side

In the United States it is generally forbidden to refrain from hiring women who intend on becoming pregnant and one must preserve their position while they are on maternity leave. If a woman decides ...
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Can women also go shirtless in public legally?

Do women have the same rights as men to walk on the beach or sidewalk topless where men are also walking bare-chested without being discriminated against? If a woman is arrested or asked to leave by ...
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How can universities legally discriminate against a sex when filling dorms?

Landlords are not allowed to discrimate against a sex when renting to tenants as this is one of the protected classes. How do universities get away with discriminating against a sex when filling ...
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