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Biological Male Division 1 Runner Switches to Women’s Team For Senior Year

A biological male runner in the NCAA’s top division is competing in women’s cross country this fall. June Eastwood, who identifies as a transgender woman, will represent the University of Montana at a cross country meet Saturday. Eastwood competed on the men’s track and cross country teams through May 2018, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. “I felt like I still ...

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MSNBC Correspondent: Republicans Belief in Only Two Genders is ‘Incendiary’

MSNBC correspondent Chris Jansing discussed a Republican governor hopeful’s television advertisement, calling his belief that there are only two genders “incendiary.” Republican Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham has challenged Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards for his seat and released an advertisement Thursday where he noted his positions on various subjects. Abraham said that as a doctor, he believes “there are only ...

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Civil Rights Law Doesn’t Cover Transgender Workers, Trump Administration Tells Supreme Court

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The Department of Justice told the Supreme Court that federal civil rights law does not bar discrimination based on transgender status in a LGBT rights case the justices will hear in the autumn.  The case arose when a transgender employee was dismissed from a Michigan funeral home for failure to abide by the employee dress code.  The case pits the ...

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Democrats’ ‘Equality Act’ Could Bring Canada’s Transgender Waxing Controversy To America

A high-profile dispute in Canada over whether a transgender activist can force women’s waxing salons to handle male genitalia could be repeated in the United States if a Democratic bill becomes law. The Equality Act, which the House passed in May with unanimous support from Democrats, would make “gender identity” a protected category under federal anti-discrimination laws, as it is ...

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Ask Google If Men Can Get Pregnant And The Answer Is ‘Yes’

Ask Google if men can become pregnant, and the answer you’ll get is: yes. Google’s “featured snippet” for the question “Can men get pregnant?” is an excerpt from a Healthline.com article that reads: “Yes, it’s possible for men to become pregnant and give birth to children of their own.” The article’s definition of men includes “some people who were assigned ...

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Biological Male Wins NCAA Women’s Track Championship

A biological male who identifies as a transgender woman won an NCAA national championship over Memorial Day weekend. Franklin Pierce University runner CeCe Telfer won the DII women’s 400-meter hurdles on Saturday night, besting the second-place finisher by more than a second. “Telfer is the first student-athlete in Franklin Pierce history to collect an individual national title,” the university announced. ...

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Supreme Court Declines Review Of Transgender Bathroom Case

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The United States Supreme Court declined to review a case Tuesday involving a Pennsylvania school district opening up bathrooms to students of the opposite sex without informing students or parents. The Supreme Court declined to take up Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, a lawsuit that alleges that the school violated students’ fundamental right to bodily privacy. The Alliance Defending ...

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Transgender Lifter’s Record Ousted From Female Raw Powerlifting Competition

The president of 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation removed the record set by a transgender weight lifter for a national women’s championship because the lifter is a biological man. Paul Bossi, the president of the 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation, said Wednesday in a statement posted to Twitter that Mary Gregory is a biological man but did not reveal this to the ...

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Supreme Court To Decide If Workplace Discrimination Law Covers Gay, Trans People

The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will decide whether a federal law banning discrimination in the workplace covers LGBT employees. The justices granted review of three petitions arising from Georgia, New York, and Michigan. The first two cases pertain to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The Michigan appeal concerns bias against transgender workers in employment practices. Title ...

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The Supreme Court May Soon Decide On Transgender Bathrooms In Public Schools

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A group of Pennsylvania high school students are challenging a school district policy that permits transgender students to use the locker room and bathroom facilities corresponding to their stated gender identity.  The students say that the policy violates federal and state law, including their constitutional right to privacy. The district says they have an important interest in anti-discrimination, and have ...

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5 Things to Know About DOD’s New Policy on Military Service by Transgender Persons and Persons With Gender Dysphoria

The new DOD policy eliminates special accommodations that were provided to persons with gender dysphoria but not to others. First, the 2016 DOD policy allows individuals who were diagnosed with gender dysphoria and obtained hormone therapy or sex reassignment surgery to join the military in their preferred gender without a waiver if they were stable beforehand for at least 18 ...

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Court Overturns Judge’s Decision To Bar Transgender Child From Changing Name

An Ohio appeals court overturned a previous judge’s “unreasonable” decision to reject a request by the parents of a transgender teen for a name change for their child. The 12th District Court of Appeals ruled in a unanimous decision that Warren County Probate Judge Joseph Kirby’s previous rejection of the name change “was arbitrary, unreasonable, unconscionable and based solely upon the ...

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Pentagon To Activate Transgender Military Ban After Judge Removes Block

A federal judge removed a nationwide bar on President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military Thursday, leaving only a temporary stay on the ban in place. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in January that the Trump administration could enforce a ban on transgender persons serving in the military, but that ruling was rendered ineffective by a Maryland ...

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Former Olympic Medalist: Female Athletes Afraid To Speak Out About Males Competing As Women

British former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies said Monday that she knows of “quite a lot” of female athletes who are afraid to publicly share their concerns about biological males who identify as transgender women competing in women’s sports. Davies told Sky News that she’s had “many” conversations with female athletes who are afraid to speak out, especially “people who are ...

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Male Runners Continue Dominating Girls’ High School Track In Connecticut

Two male runners are continuing to dominate high school girls’ track in Connecticut. High school juniors Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood took first and second place in the state open indoor track championships on Feb. 16, the Associated Press noted in a report on Sunday. Both Miller and Yearwood are biological males who identify as transgender girls. One of their competitors, high ...

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