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Religious Colleges Obtain Waivers to Law That Protects Transgender Students – The New York Times

Religious Colleges Obtain Waivers to Law That Protects Transgender Students – The New York Times:

“More than two dozen religiously affiliated colleges and universities across the United States have received exemptions from the federal civil rights protections provided under Title IX since 2014, documents show, waivers that activists said allow them to discriminate against students and employees on the basis of categories like sexual orientation and gender identity.”

(Via.)

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Gender Identity

Mummy, what does cisgender mean? – Macleans.ca

Mummy, what does cisgender mean? – Macleans.ca:

“Silverberg is posing big questions at a crucial time. In the age of Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce) and Orange is The New Black’s trans star, Laverne Cox, trans awareness is slowly filtering down to younger ages; Stealth, the story of a 12-year-old transgender girl, screened this year at the TIFF Kids Film Festival. This week TLC launched I Am Jazz, a show starring 14-year-old transgender activist and author Jazz Jennings.”

(Via. Macleans)

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Gender Identity

Illinois House passes conversion therapy ban, moves to Senate

(As much as I acknowledge this as an important issue for LGB youth, I find I am disappointed to see “Gender Identity” being used interchangeably with “Sexual Orientation.” I see this as an example of the continued confusion one finds when talking about “Trans” issues.)

 

Illinois House passes conversion therapy ban, moves to Senate:

“Springfield, IL — A bipartisan Illinois House majority on Tuesday approved a measure to protects minors from anti-gay ‘conversion therapy.’  “

(Via. Chicago Pride)

 

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Court Rules That Affordable Care Act Bans Gender Identity Discrimination | Human Rights Campaign

Court Rules That Affordable Care Act Bans Gender Identity Discrimination | Human Rights Campaign:

“LGBT advocates are cheering a court ruling this week that has important implications for transgender people seeking competent and appropriate healthcare.  A federal district court in Minnesota confirmed that a section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)  specifically prohibits gender identity discrimination in healthcare under the umbrella of sex discrimination.  “

(Via. hrc.org)

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Gender Reassignment

From the Illinois Department of Public Health:

Gender Reassignment

An individual born in Illinois, with an existing Illinois birth record, may submit an application to the Department requesting to have the gender changed on his or her own birth record after undergoing an operation(s) having the effect of reflecting, enhancing, changing, reassigning or otherwise affecting gender. Genital reconstructive surgery is not required to obtain a change in the sex designation on an existing Illinois birth certificate. (emphasis mine.)

Every individual must complete the “Affidavit for a New Birth Certificate After Completion of Gender Reassignment”. The applicant must be of legal age or the parent/co-parent or guardian if not of legal age. This form must be completed in its entirety and notarized.

For individuals who have had an operation(s) in the United States, the “Affidavit by Physician After Completion of Gender Reassignment” must be completed by the physician who performed the operation(s). This form must be completed in its entirety and notarized.

For individuals who have had an operation(s) outside of the United States, the “Affidavit by Physician Verifying Completion of Gender Reassignment Operation” must be completed by an examining physician duly licensed to practice medicine in Illinois or any other state in the United States. This form can also be used if the physician who performed the operation is no longer practicing, is unavailable or his/her license has been revoked or expired. This form must be completed in its entirety and notarized.

For individuals seeking to also have their name changed, a certified copy of the Court Order of Legal Name Change must also be submitted to this office.

The $15 fee to create a new birth record due to gender reassignment includes one certified copy of the new birth record. Additional copies of the same record requested at the same time are $2 each. Please make check or money order payable to the “Illinois Department of Public Health” and send everything to:

Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records 925 East Ridgely Ave. Springfield, IL 62702-2737  

Please include a copy of your non-expired, government issued photo identification card. If not provided, unreadable or expired, the request will be returned to the individual.


(I need to check, but it seems if I get breast implants, it should be enough to meet the requirements.)

 

A name change is another matter and I will post more information when I’ve researched it more. It does seem the process is the same for everyone, even if you choose a name opposite of your current gender markers.

 

Another issue is going to be insurance. We go through A’s workplace for our health insurance and I wasn’t even thinking what might happen if I change my birth certificate. She will need to see what if anything might change. Of course our marriage would remain valid even if IL hadn’t approved same sex marriage because we were opposite genders at the time of our marriage. Still, it’s good to know it is no longer an issue.

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Conservative group considers petition drive on Md. transgender protections legislation – The Washington Post

Conservative group considers petition drive on Md. transgender protections legislation – The Washington Post: “”

(Via. The Washington Post)

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