Legal Issues, Legal Rulings
time.com - Katy Steinmetz
Legislatures across the country are fighting over issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation
Last year, after contentious public hearings and several votes, Atherton High School in Louisville, Ky., adopted a controversial policy allowing students to use sex-segregated school facilities like bathrooms based on their gender identity. That school council meeting was the first to draw any public speakers in five years, and the fight it kicked off didn’t stop that night. Upset parents complained and tried, unsuccessfully, to re... [more]
buzzfeed.com - Chris Geidner - BuzzFeed News Reporter
Washington - Saks Fifth Avenue has reversed its position in court on whether transgender people are covered by existing federal anti-discrimination laws.
In a filing in federal court on Monday morning, the company withdrew a Dec. 29, 2014, court filing in which it asserted that transgender workers are not covered by the sex discrimination ban in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ...
wpri.com - By Denise Lavoie, AP Legal Affairs Writer
Boston (AP) - A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.
familylawweek.co.uk - Lyndsey Sambrooks-Wright, barrister, 2 Dr Johnson's Buildings
For those representing transgendered clients there regularly arise practical considerations under the Gender Recognition Act 2004 ("the Act"), which in turn impact on concomitant areas of family law. For an article concerning private law children applications involving transgendered parents, please click here. This article is concerned with the issues confronting a client who is seeking to change gender.
Child transgender law (Nov 17, 2014)
4bc.com.au - Posted by: Gordon Campbell
4BC Afternoons: The subject of transgender can be taboo, especially so when it comes to discussing children.
Family Court Justice, Diana Bryant, would like to see the Court's jurisdiction tested in cases involving medical treatmen... [more]
The Supreme Court's Oct. 6 action impacts trans people (Oct 10, 2014)
lgbtweekly.com - By Autumn Sandeen
Monday, Oct. 6, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) did not take up the marriage equality appeals of five states, so the federal Courts of Appeal rulings for those five states (as well as another six states in the Appeals' Court Districts c... [more]
pe.com - By Brian Rokos - Staff Writer
Riverside - Both sides claimed victory Friday, July 11, after a judge ruled that Cal Baptist University in Riverside could exclude a transgender woman from on-campus classes but not university-controlled businesses and services that are open to the public.
A Chelyabinsk court has ruled in favor of a transsexual who took the local civil registry office to court over its refusal to recognize his newly acquired gender, Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported Thursday.
HC directs reinstatement of transgender woman cop (Jun 26, 2014)
business-standard.com - Press Trust of India
Chennai - A woman constable, found to be a transgender after a medical test during training and later terminated from service, got a reprieve today with the Madras High court holding that she is a female for all purposes and directing polic... [more]
Ontario Human Rights Tribunal rules in favour of transgender worker booted from London market (Jun 5, 2014)
metronews.ca - By Mike Donachie - Metro
A London market's treatment of a transgender worker and the business that employed her was discrimination, a tribunal has ruled.
The decision against the Trails End market by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has been hailed by a ... [more]
Transgender Woman Seeks Coverage Under ACA (May 5, 2014)
natlawreview.com - Article By: Robert W Rachal, M. Todd Mobley, Proskauer Rose LLP
A transgender woman recently filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois against her primary care physician, as well as the not-for-profit health-care clinic with w... [more]
Transgender and religious rights at center of case (Apr 26, 2014)
pe.com - By David Olson - Staff Writer
Citing the need for more review, a judge declined Friday to rule in the case of a student who says California Baptist University in Riverside illegally expelled her because she is transgender.
The case, scheduled for trial in July,... [more]
Judge says law violates transgender rights (Apr 24, 2014)
metronews.ca - By Chris Purdy - The Canadian Press
Edmonton - A judge has ruled that an Alberta law dealing with birth certificates violates the rights of transgender people.
The ruling comes a week after Premier Dave Hancock announced changes will be made to the Vital Statistics Act.
lgbtqnation.com - Staff and Wire Reports
Sacramento, Calif. - A judge in Sacramento has ruled that elections officials in 30 California counties do not have to turn over records that would help sponsors of a failed ballot referendum challenge the invalidation of thousands of voter signatures.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com - A Subramani, TNN
Chennai: A couple of days after the Supreme Court accorded legal status to members of third sex as 'transgenders,' the Madras high court on Thursday asked the Tamil Nadu government to let a person dubbed as a transgender after medical exa... [more]
hollywoodreporter.com - Eriq Gardner
The First Amendment has protected all kinds of speech in the past. On Thursday, it was determined to protect a cable network's wardrobe decisions, even if it caused a transgender man discomfort.
Judge OKs transgender inmate's hormone treatments (Apr 3, 2014)
washingtonpost.com - By Associated Press
Columbus, Ohio - State prison officials must immediately resume hormone treatments for a transgender inmate who argued that she suffered a medical setback including facial hair growth and depression when her treatments stopped, a federal judge ... [more]
abc.net.au - By Elizabeth Byrne
The High Court will rule today on whether New South Wales law recognises genders other than male or female.
The case was sparked by an application from Sydney resident Norrie who wants to be registered as of non-specific sex.
Court OKs adoption by transsexual (Apr 2, 2014)
Osaka - The Osaka Family Court has approved the adoption of a 3-year-old boy by a woman in her 30s who changed her sex from male due to gender identity disorder (GID), the woman said Wednesday.
Norrie's a real agenda bender: androgynous activist wins the right to be called nothing at all (Apr 2, 2014)
After waging a war against institutions and governments for two decades, Norrie has finally won the right to be called, well, nothing.
A High Court decision yesterday upheld the right of the transgender Sydney resident to be legally classified as neither male or female.