Daily Archives: August 23, 2016

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Lawsuit: Fox News Is a Misogynistic Cult


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Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has filed a lawsuit claiming that she faced retaliation after complaining about sexual harassment from the cable channel’s former chief, Roger Ailes. In the suit, filed Monday, Tantaros claims the network “masquerades as a defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency, and misogyny.” Tantaros said the punishment came down from top executives. Ailes resigned in July after host Gretchen Carlson claimed in a lawsuit that he sexually harassed her and canceled her program after she rejected his advances, a move that led the way for many more allegations against him.

Texas Sues Over Federal Transgender Health Policy


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The state of Texas is leading a lawsuit to block a new federal regulation that forbids discrimination against transgender people, claiming the rule would force some doctors to perform transition procedures on children. The suit, announced by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, is to be filed Tuesday on behalf of the Franciscan Alliance, a Catholic hospital and health-care network, and in partnership with four other states. A spokesperson for the Texas Attorney General’s Office confirmed the suit to The Texas Tribune. The federal rule, proposed in May by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, would prevent health-care providers from denying or limiting health-care services for transgender people.