Month: March 2013

USA

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The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services opened a reconsideration of the National Coverage Determination on Surgical Treatment for…

Kentucky (USA)

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HB 171 and  SB 28 would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, defined as having or being perceived as having…

Maine (USA)

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The general membership of the Maine Principals’ Association approved policy that allows “student-athletes to participate in sports in accordance with their gender…

Bradley v. Comm’r of Soc. Sec. (USA)

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A federal district court concludes a male-to-female transgender person is not disabled within the meaning of the Social Security Act….

Iran

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“Prior to the Revolution of 1979 Iran had failed to address transsexuals and their status in society. Following the Revolution,…

Richard Littlejohn and Lucy Meadows (UK)

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The right of free speech and fair comment is under attack in the United Kingdom over this column written by…

North Carolina (USA)

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H.B. 429 would ban discrimination based on gender identity in state employment.

Hawaii (USA)

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Hawaii is considering changes to its employment discrimination bill. Senate Bill 535 makes it an unlawful discriminatory practice “For any employer…

Kirk Sneade (UK)

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A male student who “self-identified” as female before running for the women’s officer position at University College, London (UCL) claims he…

Grant High School, Oregon (USA)

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Grant High School has become the first Portland Public Schools location—and one of the first high schools in the country—to install unisex…