Time For The New York State Senate To Stop Sanctioning Discrimination

By: Wednesday May 8, 2013 1:47 pm

On April 30 the New York state Assembly approved the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) by a vote of 84-46.  The bill (S195/A4226) would prohibit discrimination against transgender New Yorkers in the areas of housing, employment, credit and public accommodations, while expanding New York’s hate crimes law to include crimes against transgender individuals.  New Yorkers [...]

NCTE: HHS Affirms that Healthcare Discrimination Law Protects Against Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity

By: Tuesday August 7, 2012 8:32 pm

Vrom the NCTE entry HHS Affirms that Healthcare Discrimination Law Protects Against Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity: HHS Affirms that Healthcare Discrimination Law Protects Against Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed that it views a 2010 law prohibiting sex discrimination in health [...]

Changed Times For Trans People In Argentina

By: Wednesday July 4, 2012 1:53 pm

Argentina’s president has personally delivered the first national identity cards to people who legally switched their genders under a law that sets a global precedent. ~The Canadian Press I remember watching this now five-year-old commercial from Agentina’s Banco Provincia, and then crossposting my friend Stephanie Stevens’ post on this video here at Pam’s House Blend. [...]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rules gender-identity discrimination is covered by Title VII

By: Tuesday April 24, 2012 3:11 am

MetroWeekly’s Chris Geidner has the scoop, which is a breakthrough for the transgender community’s prospects for employment protections: An employer who discriminates against an employee or applicant on the basis of the person’s gender identity is violating the prohibition on sex discrimination contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to [...]

Verizon: A Trans Friendlier Business Today

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 5:35 pm

From the Unitarian Universalist Association’s UUWorld.org‘s article UUA persuades Verizon to protect transgender workers (by Michelle Bates Deakin): For each of the last five years, the Unitarian Universalist Association has filed shareholder resolutions with Verizon Communications to urge the corporation to add “gender identity or expression” to its non-discrimination policy. In mid-February, Verizon notified the [...]

NAACP Supports Passage of Maryland’s Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Bill

By: Saturday January 28, 2012 12:22 am

Speaking Friday at Creating Change, an annual national conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, NAACP President Ben Jealous announced that the Maryland gender identity anti-discrimination bill has his organization’s backing. The bill (SB 212) was introduced late last week and awaits action in the Senate Judicial Proceedings committee. It is comprehensive in coverage, [...]

Message To Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt: Stop Forced Sterilization Of Trans People In Sweden

By: Thursday January 19, 2012 11:07 pm

Being trans, and being of Swedish ancestry — as well as having a sibling who actually lives in Sweden — the trans civil rights issue that Love Georg Elfvelin has highlighted in his video is of much interest to me. “Hi, my name is Love, I’m from Sweden and I’m trans. That means I’m born [...]

Gender Identity Bill is a Legislative Priority for Maryland’s Governor Martin O’Malley

By: Saturday December 31, 2011 2:02 pm

With the start of a new legislative session in Maryland right around the corner, this report from Sharon Brackett, Board Chair for Gender Rights Maryland, is welcome news indeed: Last evening I had a brief moment to chat with Governor O’Malley just after he had finished a rare and wonderful performance with his band O’Malley’s [...]

Gender identity and expression protections legislation passes in Howard County, Maryland

By: Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:14 am

The Council of Howard County, Maryland passed legislation (CB54-2011) last night that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression in the areas of housing, law enforcement, public accommodations, financing, employment, and health and social services. The bill was initiated by Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) and Gender Rights [...]

Governor Patrick signs Massachusetts transgender equal rights bill into law

By: Wednesday November 23, 2011 5:26 pm

Governor Deval Patrick signed into law today An Act Relative To Gender Identity, “historic legislation to legally protect transgender individuals from discrimination in housing, education, employment and credit. The new law, signed at the State House today, also provides additional civil rights and protections from hate crimes.” “No individual should face discrimination because of who [...]

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