Transgender

Welcome to the blogosphere – Transworkplace

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September 16, 2008

Jillian Weiss (Ramapo College) has a new web page for people interested in transgender employment issues: HR managers, lawyers, employees, others.  You can sign up here

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Religious university reinstates trans professor

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September 13, 2008

The Jewish Advocate By Vladimir Shvorin At Yeshiva University in New York City, the battle over the status of Joy Ladin, a tenured English professor … who recently underwent gender alteration, has culminated in an unofficial reinstatement. But as Ladin reassumed her duties this week, some questioned the university's decision. "I think [interpreting Yeshiva's decision] […]

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Montgomery County ballot victory more important than it looks

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September 10, 2008

Maryland's highest court ruled yesterday that the initiative to repeal the portion of a county law prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity could not go forward on this year's ballot. Legally, the ruling (which has not yet been published) appears to have been based on technical aspects of election law – whether the proponents collected […]

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Barney Frank: 15 more Dem seats = ENDA with transgender

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August 27, 2008

From an interview with Barney Frank at the Democratic National Convention, on congressional races in the coming election: "It’s most important that we increase [the number of Democrats] in the Senate and I believe we will by at least five, maybe seven or eight and that’s going to be very important because that is where […]

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Schroer trial ends; outcome turns on meaning of “sex”

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August 27, 2008

Following is a post from Matt Coles, Director of the ACLU LGBT Rights Project, whose earlier post described the opening of the trial in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in which Diane Schroer, a MTF transgender person, challenged the decision by the Library of Congress to rescind a job offer to her, […]

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Transgender employment discrimination trial: Day One

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August 22, 2008

Following is a report on the first day of trial in Schroer v. Library of Congress, from ACLU LGBT Project Director Matt Coles:             Diane Schroer’s case against the Library of Congress went to trial on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in D.C.  The basics of the case are pretty well known.  As […]

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