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Jeff Sessions Shocks Us All and Sends Lawyer To Prosecute Transgender Murder Case

last monthHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is not a man on the frontline of Civil Rights. From the moment he was appointed to the position it was clear that the hardline conservative was not going to be supportive of the same LGBTQ laws that we’ve worked to gain. Show More Summary

Aiding Transgender Case, Sessions Defies His Image on Civil Rights

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

In an unusual move, the attorney general has sent a federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with murdering a transgender high school student.

Cold case, real life: Who killed the transgender woman & activist, Marsha P. Johnson?

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

“Darling, I want my gay rights now,” Marsha sunnily demands in old news footage shot in the days following the Stonewall riots.

Richard Simmons Defamation Case Judge Says Being Called Transgender Is NOT An Insult! Yes!

The judge is absolutely right! As we reported, Richard Simmons sued the National Enquirer and parent company American Media, Inc. for defamation after they ran a story claiming the fitness legend was undergoing hormone treatment and is in the process of sexual reassignment. Fast forward to this week, the 69-year-old suffered a potentially significant legal loss which [...]

Gavin Grimm's Transgender Bathroom Case May Be Moot: Trial Court to Decide

In a transgender case of intense interest, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said the trial court should decide whether it is moot. Gavin Grimm, a transgender student, sued his county school board for the right to use the boys' bathroom when he was a sophomore. He has......

Major US transgender case remanded after student graduates

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday returned a major transgender rights case to a lower court to determine whether it is still valid because the plaintiff, a student suing his school district, has graduated from high school. The case of Gavin Grimm, a transgender boy who was denied use of the...

Trump's DOJ Claims Gay People Are Not Covered By Landmark Civil Rights Law

On the same day that the President Trump tweeted that transgender people would no longer be allowed to serve in the US military, the Justice Department filed an amicus brief in a discrimination case arguing that a landmark civil rights law doesn't cover gay people. [ more › ]

Education Dept. closes transgender student cases as it pushes to scale back civil rights investigations

The Trump administration has closed two long-running bathroom-access cases, troubling civil rights advocates.

Judge Compares Trans Student’s Case To America’s Greatest Civil Rights Battles

From shoutouts at awards shows to White House protests to multiple media appearances, Gavin Grimm has turned into a leading activist in the cause for greater rights for transgender students in the United States. And he hasn’t even graduated...Show More Summary

Gavin Grimm May Not Have Won His Case, but He's Made Civil Rights History

Gavin Grimm just wanted to use the bathroom, but he ended up become the face of transgender civil rights. Grimm, a transgender student in Virginia, sued his school board after it refused to allow him to use the bathroom that matched his gender identity. He won a landmark victory......

The DOJ’s Next Target

In the two months since Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Department of Justice has changed its posture in two high-profile, politically charged court cases, one concerning transgender rights and the other involving voter ID laws. InShow More Summary

A New Phase of Chaos on Transgender Rights

With a one-sentence order last week, the Supreme Court dashed hopes of a big transgender-rights decision this term. The Court was supposed to review the case of Gavin Grimm, a transgender teen-age boy who sued the Gloucester County School Board for the right to use the boys’ bathroom and won, in the Fourth Circuit. Show More Summary

It's Not Enough To 'Tolerate' Transgender Rights

Ever since the Supreme Court remanded Gavin Grimm’s case back to the lower courts, citing the Trump administration’s decision not to enforce Title IX protections for transgender students, there’s been a lot of dialogue around tolerance, on both sides of the political spectrum and everywhere in between. Show More Summary

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Why the Supreme Court has decided not to hear a transgender rights case

IT WAS set to be the biggest Supreme Court case of the term: a transgender boy’s legal battle to use the boy’s bathroom at his school. But on March 6th, the justices called off an oral argument that had been set for March 28th in the case of Gloucester County v GG.

What’s Next for Gavin Grimm’s Case?

The Supreme Court may have kicked Gavin Grimm's case back to an appellate court, but the fight for transgender rights is far from lost in the federal courts. The post What’s Next for Gavin Grimm’s Case? appeared first on Rewire.

Transgender rights ruling put off

9 months agoNews : The Lookout

Putting off for at least a year any final ruling on the rights of transgender students under federal civil rights law, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to make a new review of a high-profile Virginia case.

Gavin Grimm’s attorney vows to continue fight after Supreme Court scraps landmark transgender case

9 months agoNews : The Newsroom

LGBT rights lawyer Josh Brock said that he was disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision Monday to avoid ruling on his client’s case regarding bathroom access but that this was merely a detour — not a defeat.

U.S. top court throws out ruling favoring transgender student

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday scrapped plans to hear a major transgender rights case and threw out a lower court's ruling in favor of a transgender Virginia student after President Donald Trump rescinded a policy protecting such youths under federal law. Show More Summary

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