Tuesday, October 24, 2017

transgender

In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the Executive Office for Immigration Review in Falls Church, Va.

BY SADIE GURMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has sent a federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with killing a transgender teenager last year, an unusual decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions even ...
In this Sept. 5, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a statement at the Justice Department in Washington.

BY SADIE GURMAN AND DAVID CRARY WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal civil rights law does not protect transgender people from discrimination at work, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a memo released Thursday that rescinds guidance issued under the Obama administration. ...
In this July 26, 2017 file photo, people with the Human Rights Campaign hold up "equality flags" during an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, in support of transgender members of the military.

BY RANDALL CHASE Transgender soldiers, sailors, airmen and other members of the military, along with others who want to enlist, sued President Donald Trump on Monday, hoping the federal courts will stop him from preventing their service. One federal lawsuit ...
This Aug. 4, 2017, photo provided by Jillian Weiss shows Dane Lane, left, and his transgender wife, Allegra Schawe-Lane, outside the federal courthouse in Covington, Ky.

BY DAVID CRARY A Kentucky man and his transgender wife sued Amazon on Wednesday, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at the mammoth online retailer’s warehouse in northern Kentucky. A lawyer working with ...
In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017 photo, campers Gracie, left, leans toward Nugget during an activity at the Bay Area Rainbow Day Camp in El Cerrito, California

BY JOCELYN GECKER EL CERRITO, Calif. (AP) — How can a parent know if their child is transgender? What separates a young boy who might be transgender from one with a vivid imagination who likes to dress up in his ...
In this July 29, 2017 photo transgender U.S. Army captain Jennifer Sims poses at the main gate of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center after an interview with The Associated Press in Hohenfels near Regensburg, Germany.

BY JULIE WATSON and CHRISTOPH NOELTING BERATZHAUSEN, Germany (AP) — The U.S. Army soldier took a deep breath before hitting the button that sent the email to more than 200 fellow troops. “All considered, I am, and have been, traversing ...
People hold up "equality flags" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, during an event held by Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., in support of transgender members of the military, in response to President Donald Trump's declaration that he wants transgender people barred from serving in the U.S. military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption."

BY CATHERINE LUCEY and ROBERT BURNS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and unable to explain what it called Trump’s “guidance.” His ...
In this file photo taken Thursday, May 5, 2016 Joaquin Carcaño is shown at his home in Carrboro, N.C.

BY JONATHAN DREW RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Transgender people in North Carolina are still effectively prevented from using restrooms matching their gender identity under a law that replaced the state’s notorious “bathroom bill” earlier this year, according to a lawsuit ...
In this June 13, 2017, file photo. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford listens on Capitol Hill in Washington.

BY LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON (AP) — Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday. After meetings this week, the service leaders hammered out an agreement that rejected Army and ...
In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott talks to reporters outside the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

BY WILL WEISSERT AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A transgender “bathroom bill” reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to ...
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