A ballot initiative in California seeks to ban transgender people from the bathroom which aligns with their gender identity, and could require trans people to pay "damages" for violating a non-trans person's privacy if found in a bathroom unlawfully. This is part of a larger trend seeking to legally discrimination against the trans community.
A flurry of bills have been introduced which seek to limit a transgender person's ability to use the public bathroom in alignment with their gender identity. The discriminatory bills are founded on debunked information and criminalize people for their gender identity.
New York State has proposed a new regulation that would remove a long-standing exclusion on coverage for transgender-related healthcare under Medicaid.
Last week, a landmark determination announced by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) found that a transgender veteran and civilian Army software specialist faced "frequent, pervasive and humiliating,” gender identity discrimination by the Department of the Army.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed lawsuits against employers in two states for allegedly discriminating against their transgender employees.
The US Department of Labor issued a guidance protecting transgender employees of federal contractors from discrimination.
27-year-old Domaine Javier sued Cal Baptist University of Riverside, California for expelling her for being transgender, and on July 11 the court ruled predominantly in the school's favor.
Last week, Chicago House’s TransLife Center, a service center that helps trans people find housing, employment, and medical care, unveiled a billboard campaign with Firebelly Design, a local graphic design company, to raise awareness of transgender issues, namely “walking while trans.”
Meggan Sommerville, a 16-year employee of the company's store in Aurora, filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) in April 2011 alleging discrimination in employment and in public accommodation, and her lawsuit is still pending.