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Topic: Gender Identity

Massachusetts GOP Governor Signs Transgender Rights Bill ABC News  •  July 8, 2016 Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill into law Friday guaranteeing that transgender people can use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identities. Baker said no one should be discriminated against in Massachusetts because of their identity. Massachusetts becomes the
Washington State ‘bathroom initiative,’ fails to make November ballot Seattle PI  •  July 7, 2016 The “bathroom initiative” will not be on Washington’s November ballot. Supporters of Initiative 1515 have canceled their Friday appointment to turn in signatures at the office of Secretary of State Kim Wyman, according to a late Thursday statement from spokesman Dave Ammons. The in
Kansas Senate GOP Passes Resolution to Sue, Condemn Obama Over Trans Guidance, Fails to Fund Schools The New Civil Rights Movement  •  June 2, 2016 Kansas Senate Republicans spent their final day of this year’s session by passing a resolution, 30-8, condemning President Obama for his administration’s guidance to schools to not discriminate against transgender students, while deciding to not act to increase funding to schools despit
Massachusetts poised to become 19th state banning trans discrimination MSNBC  •  June 1, 2016 The Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill to ban discrimination in public accommodations on the basis of gender identity, positioning the Bay State one step closer to joining 18 others in offering broad civil rights protections to the LGBT community. Lawmakers in the De
Michigan Republicans Want Their Chance In The Anti-Trans Spotlight, Too Think Progress  •  May 27, 2016 Michigan’s Republican lawmakers seem to be feeling a bit left out of the anti-transgender backlash sweeping state legislatures and attorneys general’s offices. This week, it got its own bill limiting restroom use for transgender students and made its own attempt to push back on the Obama admini
The Latest: 11 states sue over federal transgender directive Associated Press  •  May 25, 2016 Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools. The lawsuit announced Wednesday also includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Louisiana, Utah, Arizona and Georgia. The challenge follows a f
Oklahoma Bill Calls for Impeachment of President Barack Obama for Protecting Transgender Students The New Civil Rights Movement  •  May 19, 2016 Oklahoma lawmakers Thursday filed a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama for protecting transgender students. Last week the Dept. of Justice and the Dept. of Education issued a letter to all public schools stating transgender students cannot be discriminated against. T
The Obama administration just took another step to protect trans people — in health care The Vox  •  May 13, 2016 Just hours after sending out clear guidelines against anti-transgender discrimination in schools, the Obama administration published another rule protecting trans people — this time in health care. The US Department of Health and Human Services finalized the regulations for Section 1557 of Obama
Oregon lays out sweeping protections for transgender students Oregon Live  •  May 5, 2016 Transgender students across Oregon should be able to use the bathrooms, names and pronouns they want, according to unprecedented guidelines released Thursday by the Oregon Department of Education. In a sweeping 15-page document the department issued what are likely to be controversial suggestions
Why LGBT Advocates Say Bathroom ‘Predators’ Argument Is a Red Herring TIME  •  May 2, 2016 From North Carolina to South Dakota, supporters of controversial bills seeking to limit transgender people’s use of public restrooms have repeatedly made that argument. There is little hard evidence to back up this assertion, but LGBT advocates and other opponents of the bills have had to develop