Court: Intimidation law does not protect transgender individuals

Court: Intimidation law does not protect transgender individuals

Lansing — An Michigan Court of Appeals panel ruled Tuesday that transgender people are not protected by a state law criminalizing ethnic intimidation against people based on their “race, color, religion, gender or national origin.”

Doctors don’t treat trans patients poorly because they’re uneducated. They’re prejudiced. / LGBTQ Nation

Doctors don’t treat trans patients poorly because they’re uneducated. They’re prejudiced. / LGBTQ Nation:

A new study out of Michigan shows that transphobia – an aversion to accepting transgender people – may play a bigger role than the amount of education a medical professional has when it comes to transgender people receiving competent health care.

Michigan woman sues Planet Fitness for transgender-friendly locker room policy | MLive.com

Michigan woman sues Planet Fitness for transgender-friendly locker room policy | MLive.com:

“Yvette Cormier, a Midland County woman whose Planet Fitness membership was recently canceled after she refused to drop complaints about a transgender woman using the gym’s women’s locker room, has filed a lawsuit against the company. Read the full text of the civil complaint filed in the Midland County Circuit Court Monday, March 23, 2015.”