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

Is it true that men are forced to pay child support for children they didn't consent to having? Yes. This is true in every U.S. jurisdiction, in the U.K., and in every jurisdiction of which I am ...
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Is it legal for a company to offer free coding courses to women only?

Yes, it's legal. It would be lawful discrimination on objectively and reasonably justified grounds Here's why: On the face of it, this is a case of direct discrimination contrary to Section 13 of the ...
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Can women also go shirtless in public legally?

In April 2017, a US District court on Colorado ruled that a law prohibiting women from exposing their breasts in public was an unconstitutional discrimination against women. The law was ordinance 134 ...
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Is it true that men are forced to pay child support for children they didn't consent to have?

A picture valid for most modern jurisdictions, common and civil law alike. First, it is good to understand that the child support is owed to the child and not to their mother. It may be the mother who ...
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Can women also go shirtless in public legally?

Relating to your UK tag. Arrests for mere nudity in the UK tend to be under the Public Order Act 1986, which prohibits behaviour that is "threatening, abusive or insulting within the hearing or sight ...
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Is it legal for a company to offer free coding courses to women only?

Most of these policies are illegal, though this isn't widely recognized Here's why: There are some added complexities here that Matthew's answer hasn't addressed, especially in the meanings of words ...
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Do soldiers have a greater duty to women and children than to men in case of a shipwreck?

The quoted passage is from R v Dudley and Stephens (1884) 14 QBD 273, a famous case because of its colourful circumstances (shipwreck, murder, cannibalism) and for its relevance to the notion of ...
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Is it true that men are forced to pay child support for children they didn't consent to have?

As fraxinus said, child support is not supporting the mother, it's supporting the child. This is an obligation that, at least generally in western jurisdictions, both parents have. If, for whatever ...
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Can women also go shirtless in public legally?

Specifically regarding the question "let's say this goes to the Supreme Court". In Minor v. Happersett, which admittedly was back in 1875, the Supreme Court ruled that 14th Amendment "Equal ...
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Is selling products at different prices depending on gender possible?

You cannot sell the same goods or services at different price points based on gender in the EU Council directive 2004/113/EC required members to implement local laws to "prohibit discrimination ...
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Is it legal to preferentially hire men instead of women because women can get pregnant?

No The argument is vacuous in any event because AFAIK all jurisdictions that enforce sex discrimination laws have parental leave (paid or unpaid), not maternity leave so a man is just as likely to ...
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What legal provision in the U.S. law allow the Catholic Church to discriminate against women?

This is known as the "ministerial exception", which protects the rights guaranteed under the First Amendment, which include the right of religious groups to determine who is and is not a ...
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Are companies at sexual discrimination risk for using whiteboard interviews during the job interview?

Barrister to instructing solicitor: “Am I working for the plaintiff or defendant?” Plaintiff Your honour, this excellent study and the expert testimony you have heard from the authors, clearly ...
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Why does Section 28 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms prohibit sex discrimination redundantly?

The Department of Justice has a nice guide on each section of the Charter, including section 28. As @MichaelSeifert's comment says, section 15 did not come into effect until later to give government ...
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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?

Others have mentioned Title IX, the federal law that generally prohibits sex discrimination at federally funded educational institutions, 20 US 1681 et seq. However, there is specific permission for ...
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Is it legal to offer a scholarship only for female applicants?

Maybe s158 of the Equality Act 2010 allows proportionate action to redress disadvantage, different needs or disproportionately low participation by people with a protected characteristic. For example, ...
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Can a Web site owner prohibit men from accessing a site for religious reasons?

That depends what is meant by "not allow". Such a blog author could certainly include a statement that the blog was intended only for female readers. That would not be enforceable. She could ...
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Is it legal to discriminate using factors that correlate with race/sex?

Some jurisdictions have the concept of 'indirect' discrimination. In the united-kingdom this is when there are rules that seem to apply to everyone but they tend to put people with a 'protected ...
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If an allegation is approved, does it mean that the statistics cited in the allegation is correct?

Not in this case First, we are having an appeals court case that is filed against the dismissal of the real case - there had been no trial. It's a research into if there was a clear error of the court,...
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Are Ladies' Nights Legal?

US federal law prohibits gender discrimination in some spheres, including employment (42 USC 2000e-2), but it does not prohibit it in public accommodations (42 USC 2000a): (a) Equal access All ...
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What makes something qualify as indirect unlawful discrimination versus simply being lawful practice?

Part 3 of the Equality Act is the Part that applies to the provision of services to the public, which includes "the provision of goods." This Part prohibits service providers from ...
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Is awarding a day off for women employees on 8 March a discrimination against the male employees?

In the US, prohibitions against sex discrimination in employment do not include an exception when males are the targets of a discriminatory practice, whatever the underslying rationale may be. The ...
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Do soldiers have a greater duty to women and children than to men in case of a shipwreck?

This doesn't necessarily apply in times of war only. Some countries have civil laws that (still) require good seamanship, the old way. For instance in switzerland (I know, not really the greatest of ...
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Man and woman get drunk and have sex; does this make any of them a rapist?

canada The elements of sexual assault To prove an offence, the Crown (prosecution) must establish both the actus reus and mens rea of the offence. The actus reus of sexual assault is that: there is ...
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How can universities legally discriminate against a sex when filling dorms?

From what I can determine, there has not been a legal challenge to the practice that reached a high enough level to get on my radar, so it's not clearly prohibited or allowed. Turning to the relevant ...
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Is sending the complains to the whole community instead of the Title IX office legal?

If the factual information contained in her statement (without regard to the spin or interpretation she places on those facts, which are a matter of opinion) are true, she has every legal right and ...
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Is affirmative hiring illegal in Germany?

No, it’s not legal, § 7 Ⅰ | 1 AGG (“employee” includes applicants, § 6 Ⅰ 2 AGG), unless the the job requires a certain sex, § 8 Ⅰ AGG, example: porn actor. If you’re a good lawyer, you can argue that ...
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Is it true that men are forced to pay child support for children they didn't consent to have?

The question is a bit awkward. Partners don't consent to having a child - that's a biological process. Partners consent (or not) to having sex, and to the terms under which it takes place (such as, ...
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