GENDER

A building on Deerfield Academy's campus.
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Deerfield Academy had an all-male student body until about three decades ago. Questions linger about how female students, and even faculty members, are treated at the private western Massachusetts boarding school. 

A Connecticut law banning employers from asking job-seekers about past wages goes into effect January 1, 2019.
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A Connecticut law banning employers from asking job-seekers about past wages goes into effect next week, and supporters hope it will narrow the gap in wages between men and women.

Writer Grace Lin recommends some multicultural kids' books families might enjoy this winter season.
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It's that time of year again: when we turn to author and illustrator Grace Lin for her list of the year's best children's books. 

State ballot Question 3, which asks voters if they want to keep a transgender civil rights law, has put the spotlight on bathrooms. But the marketplace for bathrooms isn’t waiting for election day. There’s a wide range of changes underway.

From left, NEPR's Kari Njiiri, Matt Wilder of the Yes on 3 campaign, and Andrew Beckwith of the No on 3 campaign.
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Massachusetts ballot Question 3, if passed, would keep in place a 2016 state law that protects transgender people from discrimination in restaurants, stores, movie theaters and other public spaces.

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