Marriage Equality and Transgender People. What the Supreme Court Ruling on the Freedom to Marry Means for Transgender People The Supreme Court has struck down all remaining laws limiting the right to marry based on gender.
This means that in every state and territory of the US, couples should soon be able to marry whether they are the same or different genders, and have their marriages recognized throughout the country. What does this mean for transgender people's right to marry and for our families? Because of the Supreme Court‘s ruling, states may no longer restrict marriage based on gender. This means that whatever your gender, and regardless of whether state officials recognized your gender, this should not affect your ability to marry. Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Dr. Francis S. Collins: Medicaid - cover puberty blockers for transgender children. Most children who are transgender face more challenges than their peers.
One of the most heartbreaking is having to suffer through a puberty that does not mirror their affirmed gender. The answer is to have Medicaid cover puberty blockers for these children. Once that occurs, other insurances will begin to cover this life-changing medicine. My daughter is one of the lucky ones though it didn't come easy. After legal battles with her absent father, we were finally able to put her on a puberty blocker just in time - right after her 13th birthday. This Man Is The First Known Out Transgender Athlete To Join A USA National Team. Girl Scouts welcomes transgender girls. "Our position is not new," said Andrea Bastiani Archibald, the Girl Scouts USA's chief girl expert.
"It conforms with our continuous commitment to inclusivity. " The Girl Scouts' guidance on serving transgender girls, on its "Frequently Asked Questions" page, was actually made public four years ago. "Placement of transgender youth is handled on a case-by-case basis, with the welfare and best interests of the child and the members of the troop/group in question a top priority," states the FAQ. "That said, if the child is recognized by the family and school/community as a girl and lives culturally as a girl, then Girl Scouts is an organization that can serve her in a setting that is both emotionally and physically safe. " It's possible that the Utah Pride Center's April launch of a Girl Scout troop that welcomes children from LGBT families and transgender girls brought the guidance to national attention of activists on both sides of the issue.
As for their critics? Obama Opens First Gender-Neutral Bathrooms at White House. The White House has opened its first gender-neutral restroom in what is seen as a symbolic step by President Barack Obama to protect the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the workplace.
White House spokesman Jeff Tiller said the "all-gender restroom" is in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building where many employees have meetings and offices and is next door to the West Wing which houses the president's offices. The initiative is the latest in a series of actions by Obama to support the LGBT community. On Wednesday, the president issued an executive order barring companies that do business with the federal government from discriminating against LGBT staff. "The White House allows staff and guests to use restrooms consistent with their gender identity, which is in keeping with the Administration's existing legal guidance on this issue," Tiller said in a statement. © 2015 Thomson Reuters.
Trans_100_2014_Booklet_Update_9. Conway school board trying to decide between tradition and equality - WGME - Portland ME Top Stories - News, Sports, Weather, Traffic. Trans_children_in_sports.pdf. Enterprise Journalism Release - March 5, 2015 - ESPN MediaZone ESPN MediaZone. To tweet: Transgender Sports PolicyOutside the Lines (Sunday, 9 a.m.
ET, ESPN; 10 a.m. ET, ESPN2) Kelly Naqi interviews Leo Eichfeld (L) and Shay SullivanCredit: ESPN/Producer Simon Baumgart. Transgender Sports Policy. Maine Principals' Association's New Policy For Transgender Athletes: Associations Now. Maine became the fourth state to approve a program that allows transgender high school student-athletes to play for sports teams that match their gender identity.
The Maine Principals’ Association last week approved a new policy allowing transgender athletes to play for high school sports teams that match their gender identity. Schools and educators have the responsibility to be advocates for all students. “We were aware that other states had passed policies, and we were contacted by a couple of transgender students asking if we would review our policies,” MPA executive director Dick Durost told Associations Now.
“Our management committee asked staff to prepare a draft policy. They recommended adoption to our member schools, and those schools voted overwhelmingly to support the draft.” Transgender%20policy.pdf. Legal Clips » Maine Principals’ Association adopts policy covering transgender student-athletes. TRANS*ATHLETE. New Jersey.
Transgender policies aim for fairness on the fields. Sports officials want to see competition and students protected as a state panel works on school guidelines.
By Mike Lowe firstname.lastname@example.org Staff Writer Katelyn McKay, a junior at South Portland High School, has a male friend at a neighboring school who doesn't like to take gym class and, in fact, tries to avoid it. GLAD: New Denny's Bathroom Policy for Trans Patrons. Last year, on May 27, the Maine Superior Court, Androscoggin County, ruled on a case involving a claim of unlawful public accommodation discrimination by a transgender person.
In Freeman v. Realty Resources Hospitality, LLC, d/b/a Denny's of Auburn, No. CV 09-199, the Maine Superior Court held, in a fairly simple decision, that, if it were true that the manager prohibited the plaintiff, Brianna Freeman, from using the women's bathroom based on her gender identity, then that would be a violation of the Maine Human Rights Act. Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders' Transgender Rights Project, which prosecuted the lawsuit, has reached an agreement with Realty Resources Hospitality, which operates six Denny's restaurants throughout Maine.