A federal district court in Baltimore City recently remanded a lawsuit for defamation to state court. AfterEllen and Joey Stevenson removed a lawsuit filed in Baltimore City court to federal court. The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland issued an order sending the case back to Baltimore City.
Joseph Jones is the name used by a Gay Man who started the #dropthet petition, a fact that he announced on his Facebook page on November 4.
Adam Dalke is a Man who identifies as a Woman named Sophia. He recently holed himself up in a downtown D.C. office building in which he fired a handgun and threatened to kill himself and harm others. He is a volunteer for the National Center for Transgender Equality who is into porn and anti-feminist.
Dalke was not killed by police despite the fact that he has a gun that she shot and threatened to kill people with in D.C. during a heightened state of security.
“Gender identity or expression” means the gender-related identity, appearance, or mannerisms or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, without regard to the individual’s designated sex at birth. This bill harms Women and Girls, as discussed in this letter to the United Nations. It is shocking that Women would continue to introduce legislation that harms Women and Girls.
Sam Melrath is a Woman who identifies as a Man. She is suing Giant Food Store for sex discrimination.
Over the summer of 2011, just before her senior year at Abington High School, Melrath took a job at the supermarket as a bagger. She had come out as a trans man during 11th grade, and by the time she went to work at the Giant, she was dressing as a man and referring to herself as “Sam.”
According to the lawsuit, store management began pressuring her to dress and act in a manner that would conform with her sex assigned at birth. Melrath says that she was pressured to change her name tag from “Sam” to her name given at birth, even though other employees were allowed to use abbreviated forms of their names on their name tags, including a female employee named “Samantha,” who had shortened her name to “Sam” on her tag.
After she cut her once-long hair short while employed at the store, Melrath says that a manager pulled her aside and allegedly told her that if she cut her hair any shorter “there would be consequences.” When she questioned the manager, asking if she was threatening her, Melrath says the manager responded that these were just “normal standards” and that this was “just the way we run our business.”
We hope Melrath wins. No woman should be forced to dress in stereotypical ways.
U.S. Capitol Police has adopted a new policy on how to handle transgender arrestees, which requires cops to ask transgender individuals if they object to being searched by a male or female officer, among other provisions. It also mandates transgender arrestees be placed alone in holding cells.
Erik “Erika” Laurentz is a Man who identifies as a Woman who has “helped” Olympia, Washington City Jail by requiring Male inmates who identify as Women to be searched by and housed with actual Women.