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Transgender inmate sues for surgery, prison transfer

A lawsuit filed against the Minnesota Department Corrections has brought international attention to the treatment of transgender inmates in prison. Gender Justice, a nonprofit advocacy organization in St. Paul, and Robins Kaplan LLP filed a complaint June 6 in Ramsey County District Court on behalf of a transgender inmate.

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Jury awards $780,500 in transgender lawsuit

A jury has awarded a transgender University of Wisconsin-Madison employee and a transgender UW-Madison student $780,500 worth of damages after a federal judge ruled a state ban on insurance coverage for gender-changing surgery amounts to sexual discrimination.

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Another legal win for transgender high school student

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A transgender student heads back to high school in Kenosha with the court’s permission to use bathrooms consistent with his gender identity. A federal judge’s ruling Tuesday is the second legal victory in as many days for Ashton Whitaker. The Tremper High senior has gone to court with accusations the school district discriminated against him. Judge ...

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States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules

Texas and four other Republican-led states, including Wisconsin, filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration's efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or religious beliefs.

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Transgender student sues school district (UPDATE)

A transgender student has filed a federal lawsuit alleging a Wisconsin school district won't let him use the boys' restrooms and repeatedly uses his female birth name, violating federal anti-discrimination laws and the U.S. Constitution.

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Janesville passes anti-discrimination ordinance

Officials in the Wisconsin city of Janesville, the hometown of Republican U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, have passed an ordinance that says public spaces must allow people to use the restrooms of the gender they identify with.

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Defeat of Houston LGBT-rights measure may have broad impact

The landslide defeat of a nondiscrimination ordinance in Houston has stunned LGBT-rights activists across the nation. They're now bracing for their opponents in other states to seize on the successful tactic of stoking fears over transgender people's access to public restrooms.

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EEOC adds transgender to protected list

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups are praising the recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decision in Macy v. Holder (appeal no. 0120120821), to extend Title VII employment discrimination protection to transgender individuals.

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Transgender inmates win appeal over treatments (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a ruling striking down a Wisconsin law banning publicly funded hormone therapy for transgender inmates, saying denying the treatment amounted to torture. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision came in a case brought by a group of male inmates who identify ...

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