Legal Issues, Legal Rulings
miamiherald.typepad.com - Posted by Steve Rothaus
(New York) - Freedom to Work and Lambda Legal have reached a settlement on behalf of a transgender woman employed by a government contractor in Maryland. The woman filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and alleged that she was subjected to physical and verbal harassment in the workplace over a two year period...
healthpolicysolutions.org - By Katie Kerwin McCrimmon
Fort Collins - An 18-year-old college student who grew up as a girl and now identifies as a young man has settled a landmark civil rights case against Kaiser Permanente of Colorado.
In the rare case, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission found in March that there was probable cause that Miki Alexander Manigault suffered discrimination and unequal access to health care specifically because he is transgender.
thetimes-tribune.com - Katie Loehrke
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been very active over the past year. One recent action, which was notable but flew somewhat under the radar, was a decision in which the agency found that a transgender woman's claim of discrimination was recognized under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act's prohibition of sex discrimination.
charlestoncitypaper.com - by Susan Cohen
Mark and Pam Crawford adopted their son, M.C., not long after doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina performed a sex reassignment surgery on the 16-month-old. Though initially raised as a girl, it wasn't long before M.C. started presenting as a boy...
KNEC finds itself in a landmark transgender case (May 28, 2013)
capitalfm.co.ke - By Olive Burrows
Nairobi, Kenya - Audrey Mbugua was born Andrew Mbugua and she now wants her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) to reflect her transformation from male to female.
Mbugua has gone to court seeking to get the Kenya National E... [more]
HK transexual woman allowed to wed (May 13, 2013)
rthk.hk - Suresh Chandar reports
A transexual woman will be allowed to marry her boyfriend after the SAR's top court allowed her appeal.
The Court of Final Appeal found by a majority of four to one that she should be regarded as a woman under the marriage laws, and the ... [more]
Transexual sues Kenc over gender (May 9, 2013)
the-star.co.ke - By Jilo Kadida
A woman who changed her has sued the Kenya National Examination Council for a new examination certificates reflecting her new gender.
In a landmark case filed at the Milimani court, Audrey Mbugua Ithibu who was born Andrew Mbugua says the... [more]
pe.com - By David Olson - Staff Writer
A Riverside County Superior Court judge rejected California Baptist University's request to dismiss a transgender woman's civil-rights complaints against the school.
Domaine Javier, 26, of Riverside, was expelled from Riverside's C... [more]
Maine Child Welfare Groups Weigh in on Transgender Suit (May 4, 2013)
mpbn.net - Reported By: Susan Sharon
The Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, along with the Maine Chapter of Social Workers and the Maine Psychological Association, are weighing in on a closely-watched court case involving a transgender girl who was forced to stop usi... [more]
Victor-Victoria: Michigan Court Says Marriage Still Valid Despite Husband's Sexual Reassignment S... (Apr 30, 2013)
verdict.justia.com - Joanna L. Grossman
A couple married in Michigan in 1984. The wife, Devon, had children from a prior marriage and was in her early fifties. The couple moved to Pennsylvania and lived together as husband and wife for many years. Nineteen years after the wedding, ... [more]
Transsexual must wait for ruling (Apr 17, 2013)
thestandard.com.hk - Winnie Chong
The Court of Final Appeal has reserved judgment on whether a transsexual should be allowed to wed her boyfriend.
The former man, identified as "W," had undergone sex-change surgery as well as changing her gender on both identity card and passport.
Birth papers just history, transsexual hearing told (Apr 16, 2013)
thestandard.com.hk - Winnie Chong
Marriage laws should recognize that sexual identities can change, the Court of Final Appeal heard as a transsexual seeks to marry her boyfriend.
The former man, who is now a woman and known as "W," is seeking to overturn earlier rulings... [more]
Think Twice, Cut Once (Apr 11, 2013)
courthousenews.com - By Jack Bouboushian
Detroit (CN) - A man who had his genitals cut off so he could be a woman, then had second thoughts about it and wanted to be a man again, sued Michigan for refusing to issue him a third birth certificate, recertifying him as a man.
Judge sides with transgender woman in bathroom dispute (Mar 9, 2013)
press-citizen.com - Written by Josh O'Leary - Iowa City Press-Citizen
A state administrative law judge has ruled in favor of a transgender Iowa City women who filed a civil rights complaint after a sheriff's deputy ordered her to leave a women's restroom at the Johnson County Courthouse.
couriermail.com.au - Ainsley Pavey - The Courier-Mail
A 12-year-old child who was born a boy but raised as a girl since "early in life" will be given puberty-blocking drugs.
The Family Court of Australia has granted approval for the mother of "Jodie" to start urgent but... [more]
Transgender inmate wins hearing appeal (Jan 29, 2013)
nbc12.com - By Diane Walker
Richmond, VA (WWBT) - Another court victory for a transgender inmate.
Virginia inmate Ophelia De'lonta appears closer to getting a sex change - paid for by taxpayers.
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Monday that De'lonta is enti... [more]
Settlement requires PEBB to cover sex change (Jan 23, 2013)
statesmanjournal.com - Written by Hannah Hoffman - Statesman Journal
The State of Oregon must provide health insurance coverage for all operations, prescription drugs and other treatments related to sex reassignment surgeries, as provided by a Jan. 14 settlement with state employee Alec Esquival.
Liability for harassment of transsexual woman (Dec 5, 2012)
lexology.com - Miller Thomson LLP - Carol S. VandenHoek
Canada - Recent amendments to the Human Rights Code (Ontario) added to the protected grounds of discrimination both gender expression and gender identity.The recent decision of Vanderputten v. Seydaco Packaging Corp.,while fil... [more]
Transgender father-of-three wins right to help raise his girls after lengthy custody battle (Nov 29, 2012)
theaustralian.com.au - Ainsley Pavey From: The Courier-Mail
A father of three who underwent a sex change operation has won the right to help raise his three girls while living his life as a woman.
The 49-year-old will have equal, shared responsibility for the girls, age... [more]
European Court of Human Rights rules on transsexual case (Nov 16, 2012)
marilynstowe.co.uk - Marilyn Stowe
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that a law which would make the marriage of a post-operative transsexual invalid if she officially registered her new gender did not violate her rights under the European Convention.