Transgender

LGBT cases before 11th Circuit draw majority liberal panel of judges

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November 28, 2011

Judges Rosemary Barkett, Phyllis Kravitch, and William Pryor will decide two lgbt-related cases to be argued this week before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Barkett and Kravitch (who is on senior status) are two of the liberal members of what is usually a conservative circuit; they were appointed by Presidents Clinton and Carter, respectively. Pryor, considered […]

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The week ahead: November 28, 2011

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November 27, 2011

[ADDED] Tuesday, November 29 – Oral argument in the 11th Circuit in Keeton v. Anderson-Wiley, in which Jennifer Keeton, a graduate student in counseling at Augusta (GA) State University, is challenging the ruling of a District Court that ASU was justified in requiring her to complete a remediation plan after she refused to counsel gay […]

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Massachusetts adds gender identity protection to state civil rights law

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November 18, 2011

The Massachusetts state legislature has amended its state anti-discrimination code to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity in employment, housing, credit and education. The legislation also expands the state hate crimes law to cover gender identity. Protection from discrimination in public accommodations was dropped from the bill to ensure its passage. The amendment, which will take […]

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Bureau of Prisons changes its treatment policy for trans inmates

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October 7, 2011

GLAD has settled the case it brought on behalf of Vanessa Adams, a Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmate at FMC Butner in North Carolina who has gender identity disorder (GID). Adams sued BOP in order to receive appropriate treatment for her GID, and the settlement is based on a recent Bureau of Prisons policy […]

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DADT dies, but its ghosts are close behind

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September 20, 2011

Truth be told, the DADT policy has been twisting in the wind for at least a year, as the Pentagon added multiple levels of review for each proposed discharge, and then the order of the District Court in Log Cabin Republicans v. Panetta mandated no initiation of new cases. Still, today is THE day, the […]

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Social Security ends no-match letters for gender differences

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September 16, 2011

According to an announcement from the National Center for Transgender Equality: The Social Security Administration (SSA) has confirmed that it has ended the practice of allowing gender to be matched in its Social Security Number Verification System (SSNVS). This will result in the immediate cessation of SSA sending notifications that alert employers when the gender marker on an employee's W-2 does not match […]

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