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Discrimination complaint filed against Va. school district over restroom policy

Friday, December 19, 2014
Gavin Grimm
The complaint stems from a new policy that requires transgender students to use restrooms according to their “biological gender." [...]

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Federal government announces protections for transgender workers

Thursday, December 18, 2014
DOJ
The U.S. government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals. The Department of Justice says transgender individuals are covered under Civil Rights Act of 1964. [...]

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Cold case task force leads to arrest in 1989 murder of transgender woman

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Douglas Gutridge
The arrest last week is the first for a newly formed Orange County cold case task force. [...]

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Indiana judge allows birth certificate change for transgender man

Thursday, December 18, 2014
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A judge in Indiana has allowed a transgender man who underwent sex reassignment surgery to have his birth certificate modified to reflect that he was born male. [...]

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New York officials propose coverage for transgender healthcare under Medicaid

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
New-York-state
Proposed regulations would cover hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery for low-income New Yorkers under the state's Medicaid program. [...]

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Appeals court overturns ruling granting sex-change for convicted murderer

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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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Wisconsin: Baraboo school board adopts transgender athletics policy

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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The Baraboo School Board has amended its athletic and co-curricular activities policy to prohibit discrimination against transgender students. [...]

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Hagel could have ended the military’s transgender exclusion

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Chuck Hagel
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s resignation under pressure is a setback to the effort to end the military exclusion of transgender service personnel. [...]

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Equality Florida launches TransAction Florida to support transgender equality

Monday, December 15, 2014
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The group’s goals are to educate lawmakers, advance local and statewide equality legislation, provide workplace and classroom resources, and develop a statewide Transgender Resource Guide. [...]

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U.S. Marine charged with murder of Filipino transgender woman

Monday, December 15, 2014
Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton
Prosecutors say there is "probable cause" that Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton killed Jennifer Laude in a Philippines motel room in October. [...]

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