Tag Archives: transgender rights

HHS expected to lift Medicare’s blanket ban on gender-affirming surgery

Tweet Ed note: This post originally stated that HHS is expected to lift the blanket ban on Medicaid; HHS is expected to lift the ban on Medicare. It has since been corrected to reflect this. As the work of an independent review panel wraps up, the Department of Health and Human Services is expected to [...]
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Scotland passes same-sex marriage & historic transgender law & there was a rainbow!

TweetCongrrrrrrratulations are in orrrrrrderrrrrr forrrrrr Scotland, which just became the 17th countrrrrrry legalize same-sex marrrrrriage. But that’s not all. Tweet
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The next Prop 8? Opponents submit signatures to repeal transgender students’ rights in CA

TweetIn August, California passed a law to protect public school student’s rights to participate in activities like sports and use facilities based on their gender identity. This is an important and groundbreaking step to make sure trans and gender non-conforming students have full access to the public education that is there right. So of course [...]
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Texas’ voter ID law that could disenfranchise women voters targets trans voters in general

TweetApparently it’s Blog About “Show Us Your Papers” Laws Day at Feministing. Get it together America. Tweet
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New law requires California public schools to respect students’ gender identity

TweetCalifornia has already been proactive in fighting discrimination against trans folks – you may remember us talking about their ban on trans discrimination in healthcare. They also banned gender discrimination in schools. Lawmakers in the state have now taken steps to make sure that trans folks are not only safe from discrimination but given the [...]
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