LGBTQ, Transgender

The 9th Circuit’s latest trans troops ban ruling is actually a win for transgender rights.

The 9th Circuit’s latest trans troops ban ruling is actually a win for transgender rights.:

On Friday, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling declaring that Donald Trump’s ban on transgender military service is unconstitutional. Its decision might seem like a setback for the service members challenging the policy—but it’s actually a qualified victory for transgender rights with sweeping ramifications in other cases.

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Surprise, Surprise: Trump Opposes the Equality Act

Surprise, Surprise: Trump Opposes the Equality Act

The bill, up for a full House vote this week, would grant federal non-discrimination protections to the LGBTQ community.

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LGBT, Transgender

U.S. court rules for Trump on transgender military limits

U.S. court rules for Trump on transgender military limits

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) – A U.S. court on Friday ruled in favor of a Trump administration policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the U.S. armed forces, handing the president his first legal victory on the issue after several defeats.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned a decision by a federal judge in Washington, D.C., that blocked the policy, saying it likely violates the constitutional rights of transgender recruits and service members.

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Transgender Lives Are Not Up for Debate | FAIR

Transgender Lives Are Not Up for Debate | FAIR:

The New York Times (10/21/18) received access to a memo from the Trump administration calling for the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt a definition of sex founded on “a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.” The memo called for a definition that assumed a male/female sex binary, determined by the sex assigned to a person at birth based on genital appearance. Four days after this decision, the Department of Justice argued that it is legal to discriminate against transgender people in issues of employment.

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