anti-transgender discrimination

California ballot initiative targets the trans community's right to use public facilities

A ballot initiative in California seeks to ban transgender people from the bathroom which aligns with their gender identity, and could require trans people to pay "damages" for violating a non-trans person's privacy if found in a bathroom unlawfully. This is part of a larger trend seeking to legally discrimination against the trans community.

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Discriminatory bills across the country would punish transgender people using public bathrooms

A flurry of bills have been introduced which seek to limit a transgender person's ability to use the public bathroom in alignment with their gender identity. The discriminatory bills are founded on debunked information and criminalize people for their gender identity.

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NY proposes regulation to end exclusion on Medicaid coverage for transgender-related healthcare

New York State has proposed a new regulation that would remove a long-standing exclusion on coverage for transgender-related healthcare under Medicaid.

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New York issues guidance for private insurance companies to cover transgender-related healthcare

New York State is issuing guidance to insurance companies, requiring them to end discriminatory exclusions on covering transgender-related healthcare, according to the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.
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Decision finds U.S. Army discriminated against transgender employee

Last week, a landmark determination announced by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) found that a transgender veteran and civilian Army software specialist faced "frequent, pervasive and humiliating,” gender identity discrimination by the Department of the Army.

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EEOC sues employers in two states for anti-trans discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed lawsuits against employers in two states for allegedly discriminating against their transgender employees.

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VIDEO: Dept of Labor extends discrimination protection to trans federal employees

The US Department of Labor issued a guidance protecting transgender employees of federal contractors from discrimination.

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California court rules it's okay to expel a student for being transgender

27-year-old Domaine Javier sued Cal Baptist University of Riverside, California for expelling her for being transgender, and on July 11 the court ruled predominantly in the school's favor.

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July 10, 2014

Billboards in Chicago raise awareness about profiling of transgender women of color

Last week, Chicago House’s TransLife Center, a service center that helps trans people find housing, employment, and medical care, unveiled a billboard campaign with Firebelly Design, a local graphic design company, to raise awareness of transgender issues, namely “walking while trans.”

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Transgender woman suing Hobby Lobby for refusing her access to the women's restroom

Meggan Sommerville, a 16-year employee of the company's store in Aurora, filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) in April 2011 alleging discrimination in employment and in public accommodation, and her lawsuit is still pending.

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