Bill de Blasio @BilldeBlasio (USA)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has issued an executive order that “requires all city-owned buildings – including schools, city offices, and gyms – to allow people to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the gender with which they identify.”  The order also specifies that individuals must be allowed into these single-sex facilities “without being required to show identification, medical documentation, or any other form of proof or verification of gender.”  All city agencies have three months from the effective date to post the Single-Sex Facility Policy in  “conspicuous locations” and update their planning documents to include training on transgender diversity and inclusion within a year of the effective date.
Bill de Blasio mandates transgender access to New York City bathrooms – Washington Times
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HB 2414 (USA)

Two Tennessee lawmakers, Rep. Susan Lynn and Sen. Mike Bell, are sponsoring a bill that would “require that a student use student restroom and locker room facilities that are assigned for use by persons of the same sex as the sex indicated on the student’s original birth certificate.”  While opponents of HB 2414 are concerned the pending legislation would violate the 14thAmendment’s Equal Protection Clause and Title IX, supporters claim the bill would protect individual school districts from potential lawsuits, and would also protect students’ right to privacy.  Lynn says, “…it’s not fair to young ladies and young men to violate their privacy.  It’s just not fair just because someone suddenly declares that they are something that biologically they’re not.”  As of March 9, the bill has been referred to the Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee for discussion on March 15.
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Tennessee lawmakers to consider transgender bathroom bill

Charlotte City Council @NotInCharlotte #DontDoItCharlotte (USA)


The Charlotte City (North Carolina) Council is set to expand the city nondiscrimination ordinance to include protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. During the fall elections, at least eight of 11 council members said they would support expanding the ordinance for LGBT residents. It takes a majority of six council members to pass the ordinance.
Mecklenburg County has had similar protections since 2013.
Council sets LGBT vote for Feb

Mayberry v. Dismas Charities (USA)

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Latoya Mayberry, formerly called Jermaine Thornton, is a Man who identifies as a Woman. He is suing a halfway house for being sexually assaulted by the other formerly incarcerated Men also housed there.
Thorton has a history of criminality as well as litigious behavior, losing a lawsuit (Thornton v. Sosseii) in 2008 after claiming a prison guard harassed him.
Mayberry Lawsuit
Transgender woman lodged in all-male halfway house sues Dismas o – WDRB 41 Louisville News

Equal Access in Accordance with an Individual’s Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs @HUDDepSec @HUDPressSec @HUD_HOPWA (USA)

Gender Identity Watch submitted comment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed rule on Equal Access in Accordance with an Individual’s Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs. You may read our comment in its entirety here. An excerpt follows:
Continue reading “Equal Access in Accordance with an Individual’s Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs @HUDDepSec @HUDPressSec @HUD_HOPWA (USA)”

Washington (USA)

The Washington Human Rights Commission adopted rules that require businesses to “allow access to and use of a facility consistent with that individual’s gender identity.” That means if a man identifies as a woman, or vice versa, they are allowed to use the woman’s rest room, locker room or dressing room, by law.
Washington Quietly Adopts New Transgender Policies

Seidler v. Sanford Health (USA)

11164810_10152724271036791_8736586314631924132_nFaye Seidler, formerly known as Brandon, is a Man who identifies as a Women. He was denied access to a women’s locker room while working at Sanford Health and filed a discrimination suit against the hospital in early December. He just dismissed the lawsuit because he reached some agreement with the hospital. Presumably, the hospital caved to his demands and bargained away the privacy rights of its female employees.
He has been featured in the New York Times.
Transgender ex-employee sues Sanford hospital for discrimination _ INFORUM
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Jim Tomes @SenJimTomes & Senate Bill 2 (USA)

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Indiana Republican Senator Jim Tomes as proposed a bill that would make it a crime for transgender people to use public bathrooms and locker rooms that do not conform to their sex at birth. Other states, including Florida, have proposed similar measures in the past.
Gender Identity Watch opposes these bills because they harm gender nonconforming Women and Girls by subjecting them to arrest. You can watch Cathy Brennan discuss this here.
Indiana bill targets bathroom use by transgender people – Chicago Tribune
Senate Bill 2
 

YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties @ymcapkc @oasistacoma (USA)

Aaron Stevens, left, Fran Norman and Seth Kirby stand in front of the downtown YMCA on Thursday. They are unhappy with the Y’s policy on transgender people. Stevens is father to a transgender son, Norman is transgender, and Kirby is the director of the Oasis Youth Center. Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article38264547.html#storylink=cpy
Aaron Stevens, left, Fran Norman and Seth Kirby stand in front of the downtown YMCA on Thursday. They are unhappy with the Y’s policy on transgender people. Stevens is father to a transgender son, Norman is transgender, and Kirby is a transman and the director of the Oasis Youth Center.
Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article38264547.html#storylink=cpy

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties has disregarded the privacy and safety concerns of Women and Girls by allowing Men and Boys who “identify as female” to use locker rooms and other facilities intended for use by women and Girls. The YMCA adopted this abusive policy that hurts Women and Girls after men claimed it made them sad that other people recognize that they are Male.
Women and Girls don’t want to see your penis, whether or not you think it is a Woman’s penis.
Here’s hoping this ridiculous ideology dies soon.
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