Camden Council (UK)

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Campaigners from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community were “gobsmacked” after discovering that transsexualism had been listed alongside serious mental illnesses on Camden Council housing forms.

The term, denounced as “insensitive and upsetting” by representatives of Camden’s transgender community, appeared in the same bracket as dementia, severe alcoholism and schizophrenia.

It has led to concerns that the council risks undoing campaigns to rid the transgender community of a stigma that branded its members mentally ill. Continue reading “Camden Council (UK)”

New York (USA)

New York AB 9480 would categorize “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as “personal information” triggering a consumer’s “right to know” whether a business with which they have an established business relationship is sharing their personal information, the nature of the information that is being shared, and with whom the information is being shared.

AB 9480

California (USA)

A.B. 460  requires coverage, under Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act that provides for coverage for the treatment of infertility be offered and provided without discrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, domestic partner status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation.

S.B. 280 states the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would improve data collection by state agencies on sexual orientation and gender identity.

S.B. 323 provides that an organization that is a public charity youth organization that discriminates on the basis of gender identity, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, or religious affiliation is not exempt from the taxes imposed by the Sales and Use Tax Law.