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  1. New York, February 17 (C-FAM) "Resistance to the United States’ new foreign policy priority is emerging around the world for the same reasons it has been rejected within the U.S. Political leaders are holding the line against homosexual/transsexual demands when it comes to marriage and teaching children about homosexual/transsexual activity..."

    Read the article: Political Leaders Protect Marriage and Children from Homosexual/Transsexual Demands
  2. TRANSGENDER MARRIAGE BASED IMMIGRATION
    JD Supra (press release)
    However, transgender marriages are viewed differently. A noncitizen who marries a United States citizen (“USC”) or lawful permanent resident (“LPR”) is eligible for adjustment of status. To do so, the USC or LPR spouse must file a petition on behalf of ...

    Download: Transgender Marriage Based Immigration (PDF)
  3. LGBT rights advocates to rally at Utah Capitol on Wednesday
    Salt Lake Tribune
    By Rosemary Winters With a popular anti-discrimination law tabled for the fifth year in a row and other LGBT-related bills bottled up in the Legislature, members and supporters of Utah's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community plan to make ...

    The rally is from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Capitol. Scheduled speakers include Utah Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis, fictional icon Sister Dottie S. Dixon, and openly gay lawmaker Rep. Brian Doughty, D-Salt Lake City.
  4. Legal body to champion transgender cause
    Daily Pioneer
    Stereotyped as beggars, criminals and sex workers, the transgender community across the country now has an opportunity to live with their heads held high. Seeking equal opportunity of growth, education and employment, their fight for equal rights has ...
  5. Transgender Equality And Homelessness: “Lost And Forgotten In The Larger Reality”
    The New Civil Rights Movement
    In a recent report created jointly by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality it was found that: Respondents reported various forms of direct housing discrimination with 19% having been refused a home or...
  6. Omaha narrowly approves law to protect gays from discrimination
    Chicago Tribune
    OMAHA, Neb, March 13 (Reuters) - Omaha on Tuesday narrowly approved anti-discrimination protections for gays and transgender residents, leaving about a dozen of the largest US cities without legal protections based on sexual orientation.
  7. The US Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) has published a page on how to deal with transgender passengers who are undergoing security screening. This looks like a good step for the agency as they have recently come under scrutiny for their treatment of transgender people, including one of their own employees as was reported here at TGGuide (see ). ~ Lori

    Transgender Traveler

    Special Considerations
    "TSA recognizes the concerns members of the transgender community may have with undergoing the security screening process at our Nation’s airports and is committed to conducting screening in a dignified and respectful manner. These travel tips will explain the various screening processes and technologies travelers may encounter at security checkpoints..."

    Review the TSA Page on Transgender Travelers
  8. AG: Justice committed to protecting gays, lesbians
    Fort Worth Star Telegram
    ... to this (issue)," Holder said, touting the department's efforts during a speech at a conference at the University of Texas at Arlington aimed at promoting safe schools and communities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals...
  9. New Report Outlines Blueprint For Transgender Equality
    ThinkProgress
    By Zack Ford on Mar 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm The National Center for Transgender Equality has released a new “Blueprint for Equality” that outlines 99 steps that could be taken to advance the lives of transgender Americans. The report highlights various...

    View or download Blueprint for Transgender Equality (pdf)
  10. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group holds demonstration at OBU
    NewsOK.com
    Soulforce, a group that promotes equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, held a silent vigil at OBU on Wednesday to protest what the group calls discriminatory campus policies. Members of the group also met privately with university...
  11. Bill to Guarantee Equal Rights to Transgender Canadians
    Care2.com (blog)
    Currently, there are no legal protections for transgender, transsexual, or gender non-conforming individuals. The bill was introduced by NDP MP Randall Garrison back in the fall. This April will open up debate after the second reading of the bill in...
  12. CF policy supports transsexual members
    Victoria Lookout
    Last month, a CANFORGEN was released to highlight the implementation of the Canadian Forces Military Personnel Instruction 01/11, Management of CF Transsexual Members. The policy gives clear direction to CF leadership on the specific management..,
  13. Guyana seeks public opinion on controversial laws
    The Seattle Times
    Guyana is launching a national debate on whether to eliminate its death penalty and overhaul laws that discriminate against gays, lesbians and transgender people... By BERT WILKINSON Associated Press
  14. LGBT Rights Workshop Shut Down
    AllAfrica.com
    Cameroonian authorities on March 27, 2012, illegally shut down a human rights workshop in Yaoundé that was to include discussion of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and arrested one of the workshop organizers...
  15. Transgender Man Eligible for Health Insurance of “Husband”
    The New American
    The American Independent noted that the controversial ruling of Davis actually bucks the recent trend of courts to rule against transgender plaintiffs in similar cases. “In Texas last summer, the family of a firefighter who died in the line of duty...

    This article is horribly worded and offensive, but the bottom line is case law in Minnesota that supports the legal standing of marriage between a post-op transsexual woman and a biological male, under the Federal DOMA Act. This was all necessary because the woman was denied health insurance on the husband's policy based on grounds of a "fraudulent marriage." The insurance company actually asserted that the couple committed fraud in obtaining a marriage license. I applaud the couple for fighting against the arrogance and bigotry of the insurance fund, however, it is shameful that they had to go through this experience. ~ Lori
  16. The Gay and Transgender Wage Gap
    Center For American Progress
    Reva Iman, 42, a homeless transgender woman, at her provided home in Atlanta. Gay and transgender workers need comprehensive federal protections against discrimination in hiring, firing, and wages.
  17. How Gender Identity May Determine the Right to Vote in 2012
    ColorLines magazine
    Over 25000 transgendered American citizens may face stiff barriers to voting in the November 2012 election according to the report “The Potential Impact of Voter Identification Laws on Transgender Voters,” released last week by the Williams Institute...
  18. SEPTA agrees to remove gender stickers, transgender group says
    Philadelphia Inquirer
    BY JOHN F. MORRISON A transgender lobbying group says SEPTA has agreed to remove gender identification stickers from monthly transit passes next year under pressure from transgender riders and others who feel discriminated against...
  19. Transgender Breakthrough

    EEOC ruling that gender-identity discrimination is covered by Title VII is a ''sea change'' that opens the doors to employment protection for transgender Americans

    Metro Weekly "An employer who discriminates against an employee or applicant on the basis of the person's gender identity is violating the prohibition on sex discrimination contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to an opinion issued on April 20 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The opinion, experts say, could dramatically alter the legal landscape for transgender workers across the nation..." http://www.metroweekly.com/news/?ak=7288
  20. Transgender student-teacher dismissed
    Wilmington News Journal, OH
    When an area school district dismissed a Wilmington College (WC) transgender senior in January on the second day of a student-teaching placement at Hillsboro High School, the district may have broken federal law...
  21. N.Y. State Assembly passes transgender rights bill
    For the fifth time, the New York State Assembly has passed a bill enshrining non- discrimination rights for transgendered people in the state's charter...
  22. Changing the Landscape for Transgender People in the Family Court System
    Huffington Post
    I am hard-pressed to think of a family law case involving a transgender person with a fair or just outcome. And that is saying a lot. As the director of the Transgender Rights Project at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)...
  23. Sweeping Transgender Bill of Rights Approved in Argentina
    By Neetzan Zimmerman
    By the unanimous consent of all voting lawmakers, Argentina yesterday approved a gender rights package that will allow all adult citizens to change their sex at will — even without undergoing surgery or hormone replacement therapy...
  24. Can Transgender Rights Turn the Corner?
    Chelsea Now
    BY PAUL SCHINDLER A week after the New York State Assembly's passage of a transgender civil rights law — for the fifth time — roughly 550 LGBT community advocates descended on Albany on May 8 for the Empire State Pride Agenda's (ESPA) annual Equality...
  25. Transgender issues catch judges' eye
    Deccan Herald
    It is important for judiciary to make “bold pronouncements in support of the transgender community” and consider their point of view, said Justice AK Sikri, acting chief Justice of Delhi High Court at a 'public hearing' on Saturday...