#HB1008 @SDGovDaugaard (USA)

The South Dakota Legislature approved House Bill 1008, which prohibits students from using the bathroom that does not correspond to their biological sex. The measure grew out of over-broad legislation and policy that requires school districts to “accommodate” the feelings of a person who “feels like” the opposite sex. This wrong-headed policy has been championed by the Obama administration’s Department of Education, which has twisted the meaning of Title IX beyond all recognition.
Transgender bathroom bill awaits Daugaard’s signature
HB 1008

Jeune v. U.S. Attorney General (USA)

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Yasmick Jeune is a Gay Man who apparently sometimes also claims to be a Woman. He is also a citizen of Haiti. He was convicted of several crimes and subsequently faced deportation proceedings. He objected to deportation because he would suffer “persecution countrywide in Haiti on account of his sexual preference and/or transgenderism.”
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit rejected his petition.
Jeune Decision
Man Robbed By Woman Impostor _ NBC 6 South Florida
 

Roberts v. Clark Cnty. Sch. Dist. (USA)

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has held that a transgender plaintiff asserting a claim for sex discrimination is not required to respond to requests from the defendant about the status of his genitals.
Bradley Roberts is a Woman who identifies as a Man currently employed by Clark County School District (“CCSD”) as a police officer. He started as a part-time campus monitor in 1992 and was hired as a school police officer in March 1994. Biologically female, Roberts began formally transitioning to male in 2009. Continue reading “Roberts v. Clark Cnty. Sch. Dist. (USA)”

New York City (USA)

Employers must use transgender people’s preferred pronouns under the New York City Human Rights Law. The New York City Commission on Human Rights issued new guidelines to protect transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers in employment, public accommodations and housing. Under the city’s Human Rights Law, landlords, employers and businesses must refer to transgender people using their preferred pronouns. Transgender people must also have access to bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. The New York City Commission on Human Rights also warns that dress codes can be discriminatory.
New York City Guidelines

Gender Identity Watch Comment on Proposed New York Gender Identity Regulations (USA)

Gender Identity Watch has submitted comment to the New York State Division of Human Rights with regard to the Division’s proposed gender identity regulations. You can read Gender Identity Watch‘s comment here.
An excerpt of the comment letter follows: Continue reading “Gender Identity Watch Comment on Proposed New York Gender Identity Regulations (USA)”

Love et al v. Johnson

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Tina Seitz, Plaintiff

A judge denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of transgender people against Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. Six transgender people living in Michigan filed the lawsuit in May with the American Civil Liberties Union. The lawsuit argues the residents’ constitutional rights to privacy are being violated by a state policy that makes it difficult or impossible to change the sex recorded on their driver’s licenses. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds ruled that the privacy issue was valid in this opinion, and declined to dismiss the lawsuit.
Prior Blog Posts.
Transgender Driver Lawsuit To Move Forward In Michigan « CBS Detroit
Transgender Woman Fights Michigan For Driver’s License That Reflects Identity « CBS Detroit
Lawsuit over Michigan IDs for transgender people moves forward _ WKAR

Alexandra Glover (USA)

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A transgender woman was recently denied a driver’s license at a Baton Rouge Office of Motor Vehicles for not “suitably” looking like a man. The birth certificate of Alexandra Glover says he is a male with the birth name Dylan. When Glover arrived at the OMV, he wore a dress and makeup, which an OMV clerk said had to be removed if “you are actually man.”

At issue is a 1986 motor vehicle policy, which states: “At no time will an applicant be photographed when it is obvious he/she is misrepresenting his/her gender and/or purposely alternating his/her appearance in an effort which would “misguide/misrepresent” his/her identity.”

Transgender woman denied driver’s license at Baton Rouge OMV for not ‘suitably’ looking like a man, TV station reports _ NOLA