WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines on Wednesday to approve a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act after Democrats turned back Republican attempts to gut protections of transgender people and restrict some gun ownership.
Two trans women took to Twitter to share stories of having their passport renewal requests denied. But their cases appear to be anomalies.
WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense announced its plan tonight to implement President Trump’s directive to ban transgender service members from serving in the military. That directive has been blocked by federal courts in four separate cases, including the ACLU’s case, Stone v. Trump.
Gavin Grimm, a senior at Gloucester High in Gloucester, Va., sued his school board two years ago after it barred him from the boys’ bathroom.
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“The Trump administration signaled Friday that it was changing course on the previous administration’s efforts to expand transgender rights, submitting a legal brief withdrawing the government’s objections to an injunction that had blocked guidance requiring that transgender students be allowed to use restrooms that match their gender identity.”
“Fifty-six percent of respondents supported formal policies protecting transgender students from discrimination. However, only 37 percent said they would support having their state pass a law similar to California’s. Only 30 percent supported transgender students using a restroom or locker room based upon gender identity rather than birth sex.”
“APNewsBreak: Pentagon finalizing plan to lift ban on transgender individuals in military.”
Transgender health care a maze of difficulty, technicalities
DALLAS (AP) – After nearly 50 years living as a man, Leslie McMurray was reborn – but then lost nearly everything: her home, her marriage of 33 years and her job as a radio program director in Dallas. McMurray also began her long and complicated battle with health insurance. She and many other transgender people face… Continue reading