Meghan Murphy, a Canadian TERF, is suing Twitter for the special right to harass trans women on Twitter.
A new Arkansas law makes providing a common procedure for a second-trimester abortion a felony, but it doesn’t allow rapists to sue their victims.
Judge Rejects Injunction Seeking to Bar Transgender Girl From Female Restrooms – The School Law Blog – Education Week: “A federal district judge has denied a preliminary injunction to a group of students who challenged an Illinois district’s policy of allowing a transgender student to use the restrooms and locker rooms corresponding to her gender identity.
Meanwhile, a case involving a Wisconsin school district seeking to keep a transgender boy from using the restrooms of his gender identity that has been pending at the U.S. Supreme Court may soon be settled.
The cases from Wisconsin and a suburban Chicago high school district are among several long-running, high-profile lawsuits around the country dealing with transgender student rights in school.”
Announcing: Transgender Illinoisans can begin working on the new state forms allowing them to correct the gender marker on birth certificates without requiring expensive and often unnecessary surgery, consistent with modern medical standards. The new law goes into effect Jan. 1, but the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) forms are now online.
One form is for the doctor or mental health professional to fill out and the other is for the #transgender or intersex person born in Illinois to complete.
The new law was a 2017 initiative of a coalition including Equality Illinois, the ACLU of Illinois, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, Howard Brown Health, Lambda Legal, and AIDS Foundation of Chicago. It was sponsored by state Rep. Greg Harris of Chicago and state Sen. Toi Hutchinson of Olympia Fields and signed by Governor Bruce Rauner.
“Rachel Tudor, a transgender professor whose tenure and promotion was denied at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, was awarded $1.1 million by a federal jury on Monday in a landmark Title VII case.“
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I am beyond disgusted with the news out of Washington today. This administration is destroying decades of the dedicated work of countless activists by undoing the strides this country has made toward equality for all of us.
“Yesterday, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals resoundingly said that discriminating against someone because they are lesbian, gay or bisexual is also a form of sex discrimination. As one judge said, ‘It would require considerable calisthenics to remove the ‘sex’ from ‘sexual orientation.’’”