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The Supreme Court.

Supreme Court sends transgender student case back to lower court

Mar 6, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court will not hear the case of a transgender student’s demand to access public school single-sex bathrooms, instead... Read more

Bathroom sign.

Trump draws praise for withdrawing transgender bathroom regulation

Feb 23, 2017

On Wednesday night, the Trump administration withdrew an Obama-era guidance that had directed schools to allow students to use the... Read more

Trump drops Obama administration's transgender bathroom fight

Feb 13, 2017

By Matt Hadro

President Donald Trump’s administration will stop fighting in court to implement the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom policy, leading to applause... Read more

Boy Scouts accepts gender identity as new standard for admission

Jan 31, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Citing legal and community changes, the Boy Scouts of America have said self-declared gender identity now determines youth eligibility for... Read more

Federal judge overturns transgender surgery mandate

Jan 3, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

A federal judge has ruled against the Obama administration’s mandate that health professionals must carry out gender reassignment surgeries, even... Read more

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Supreme Court to hear school's transgender bathroom case

Oct 28, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear a case on whether students identifying as transgender may be required... Read more

The danger of forcing doctors to perform gender transitions

Oct 14, 2016

By Matt Hadro

A recent federal rule has come under fire for denying doctors the ability to exercise discretion in deciding whether to... Read more

Massachusetts law could forbid churches to preach on transgenderism

Oct 13, 2016

Four churches and their pastors are challenging a Massachusetts law which they say could regulate their speech regarding gender identity.... Read more

Doctor.

Could doctors be forced to perform sex reassignment surgeries?

Aug 24, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Following the federal government stating that doctors cannot decline performing sex reassignment surgeries, a group of states, doctors, and hospitals... Read more

Federal judge blocks Obama's transgender bathroom policy

Aug 24, 2016

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Obama administration guidance that would require schools to comply with transgender... Read more

Women's homeless shelter.

Privacy, safety at stake with proposed rule on homeless shelters

Aug 21, 2016

By Matt Hadro

According to proposed federal rules, homeless shelters partnering with the government might soon have to compromise the privacy and safety... Read more

After decline in sales, Target tests out bathroom compromise

Aug 19, 2016

Amid continuing dispute over its transgender bathroom policy, the retail giant Target has denied that the controversy is linked to... Read more

Supreme Court halts transgender bathroom rule in Virginia school

Aug 4, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court on Wednesday put a temporary halt to a federal judge’s ruling that a student who identifies as... Read more

NBA 'unreasonable' in moving All Star game from North Carolina

Jul 22, 2016

The National Basketball Association’s decision to pull its all-star game from Charlotte, North Carolina over the state’s bathroom bill has... Read more

After bathroom scare, ACLU leader resigns over transgender stance

Jun 3, 2016

The head of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has resigned after a scare with her daughters... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Dec. 16, 2015.

For US bishops, Pope Francis brings clarity to transgender issues

May 16, 2016

As an alternative to the “deeply disturbing” new federal guidance on transgender regulations for schools, the U.S. bishops pointed to... Read more

NC governor: Separate men and women's restrooms is a matter of privacy

May 5, 2016

North Carolina’s governor is standing firm against the U.S. Justice Department’s claim that it is unlawful and discriminatory to require... Read more

Men, women bathroom.

Trans rights over women's rights? What's at stake in the bathroom bills

Apr 17, 2016

Few can forget the media furor over Caitlyn Jenner's cover story in Vanity Fair last year.  Read more

School sports transgender policy bad for students, say Nebraska's bishops

Apr 13, 2016

Nebraska’s body governing school athletics has failed to overturn a policy that will recognize gender identity rather than biological sex... Read more

Carolina controversy: bathroom bills raise questions of safety, privacy

Apr 1, 2016

The overturn of a Charlotte, North Carolina ordinance allowing biological males to enter women’s restrooms helps offer important protections against... Read more