Tag: transgender

Defense Secretary: Transgender troops can stay pending study

WASHINGTON — The Hill reported Tuesday evening that that transgender troops in the military would be allowed to continue serving pending the results of a study. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made the announcement Tuesday. From The Hill: The announcement comes days after President Trump signed a memo barring transgender people from enlisting in the military while instructing Mattis…

ACLU sues over transgender soldier ban

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union announced Monday that they would be suing the 45 administration over the new ban on transgender soldiers. The civil liberty advocacy organization made the announcement Monday morning on their blog and social media: Today, we and the ACLU of Maryland filed a lawsuit to challenge President Trump’s cruel…

Illinois bill to make updating birth certificates easier signed into law

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed a bill that would make it easier for transgendered individuals to update their birth certificates. The bill, House Bill 1785, modernizes the Illinois Vital Records Act and to allow transgender and intersex individuals to change the gender marker on their birth certificates without undergoing gender reassignment…

National standards of care for TGIQ health announced

SEATTLE —RAD Remedy released the groundbreaking National Standards of Care for TGIQ Health at Gender Odyssey Seattle on Friday, Aug. 25. Based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services CLAS standards (National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care) and adapted for trans, gender non-conforming, intersex, and queer…

It’s official: 45 bans transgender people from military

WASHINGTON — 45 has signed a directive banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military.

Politico reported that directive gives Defense Secretary Jim Mattis until Feb. 21, 2018, to submit a plan. It also leaves decision of whether to remove current transgender troops to Mattis. The order was sent to the Defense and Homeland Security departments. It does bar the military from recruiting transgender people and bars the military from paying for gender reassignment surgery for servicemembers.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White Friday confirmed in a statement to Politico that the department had received the guidance but provided no further details.

Driver who went through St. Louis vigil charged

ST. LOUIS — The man accused of driving his car through a vigil for a transgender woman in St. Louis has been charged.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Mark Colao was charged with a felony count of resisting arrest by fleeing and two misdemeanor charges for leaving the scene of an accident and operating a vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner.