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California corrections department to appeal judge’s order backing inmate’s sex change

Saturday, April 11, 2015
California's corrections department said Friday that it will appeal a federal judge's order that it immediately provide a transgender inmate with sex-reassignment surgery. [...]

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Elton John, Michael Stipe call for protection of transgender inmates

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Michael Stipe (left) and Elton John
Elton John and Michael Stipe are calling for the equal rights of transgender inmates following claims that a transgender woman was mistreated at a Georgia prison. [...]

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Federal judge orders California to pay for transgender inmate’s sex change

Friday, April 3, 2015
A federal judge on Thursday ordered California's corrections department to provide a transgender inmate with sex reassignment surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state. [...]

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Transgender inmate asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear sex-change case

Monday, March 16, 2015
Michelle Kosilek
A federal judge in 2012 ordered the Massachusetts Department of Correction to grant the surgery to Michelle Kosilek, but that ruling was overturned in December by the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. [...]

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Alberta makes it easier for transgender individuals to change birth documents

Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Alberta government is making it easier for transgender people in the province to make changes to their personal documents without undergoing sex reassignment surgery. [...]

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Hawaii legislative panel backs bill to ease gender switch on birth certificates

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Mika Inoue, of Kahala, poses outside a hearing room at the Hawaii Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Honolulu. Inoue supports a bill that would lift a surgical requirement for those who want to switch the gender designation on their birth certificates.
Mika Inoue was in college when she faced some of the scariest threats against her life as a transgender woman. Now, at age 25, she hopes to avoid those situations by getting a new birth certificate that confirms with her gender identity, without undergoing surgery. [...]

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University of Colorado to cover transition surgeries for transgender employees

Friday, February 6, 2015
The University of Colorado in Boulder.
The University of Colorado expects to soon begin covering the cost of transition surgery for transgender faculty and staff when new insurance plans take effect on July 1. [...]

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Appeals court overturns ruling granting sex-change for convicted murderer

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Michelle Kosilek
Michelle Kosilek has waged a protracted legal battle for the surgery she says is needed to relieve the mental anguish caused by gender-identity disorder. [...]

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New Jersey bill would ease transgender birth certificate changes

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Legislation has advanced that would make it easier for people who have changed their sex and names to get new birth certificates in New Jersey. [...]

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New York City drops surgery requirement for birth certificate changes

Monday, December 8, 2014
New York city has dropped its requirement for sex reassignment surgery to change the gender designation on an individual's birth certificate. [...]

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