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Mt. Holyoke college changes policy to admit trans women

TweetThis week Mt. Holyoke, a women’s college in the Pioneer Valley in MA, announced it will be changing its admissions policy to include trans women as applicants who will be considered for admission: Mount Holyoke College welcomes applications for our undergraduate program from any qualified student who is female or identifies as a woman. Mt. [...]
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Watch President Obama sign an executive order protecting against LGBT employment discrimination

TweetThis morning, President Obama is set to sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination against LGBT federal employees. The executive order will not contain additional religious exemptions as the current text of ENDA does – something advocates had feared. This executive order will expand protections for federal employees to include gender identity, as well as barring federal [...]
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In aftermath of Hobby Lobby decision, major LGBT groups withdraw support for ENDA

TweetIn the fallout of the Hobby Lobby decision, seven major LGBT organizations withdrew their support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. ENDA is not new to much-needed criticism, but the religious exemption established by the SCOTUS ruling that allows companies to deny birth control coverage was the straw that broke the camels back for these groups.  Tweet
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“We deserve better than the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.”

TweetWriting in The Guardian, our own Jos Truit says it’s time to make a unified push for comprehensive, inclusive anti-discrimination ”legislation that actually has teeth.” Forty years ago last week, Bella Abzug introduced the Equality Act in Congress, which would have amended the Civil Rights Act to include protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation in [...]
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Do women’s colleges really need to discriminate against trans women because of federal guidelines?

TweetLast year we covered the case of Calliope Wong, a young woman who was rejected from Smith because she’s trans. Some women’s colleges, like Simmons which admitted Wong, have moved to be inclusive of trans women in keeping with their mission to serve women. And then there are so-called “women’s colleges” like Smith that are continuing policies of exclusion. [...]
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