Transgender & Intersex: January 2006

Washington State Passes Civil Rights Bill

Filed by Ed Team | January 27, 2006 | 4:06 PM | comments

The Task Force issued a press release today regarding the passage of a civil rights law in Washington that extends protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Washington becomes the 7th state to include gender identity and the 17th state to include sexual orientation in it's basic civil rights laws. Read More

Transgender Day of Remembrance Speech 2005

Filed by Ed Team | January 15, 2006 | 11:51 PM | comments

(The following text is Margeaux's Transgender Day of Remembrance speech. For those unfamiliar with TDOR, it is an annual event observed worldwide which honors our transgender brothers and sisters who have fallen victims to capital hate crimes. The speech was...Read More

Legal Landscape in Indiana and Beyond, Jan 21, at 2pm

Filed by Ed Team | January 12, 2006 | 6:28 PM | comments

The Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance invites you to participate in a forum to address your questions and concerns by providing an overview of the legal landscape for transgender people both in Indiana and nationwide. Our guest presenter is Lambda Legal's transgender rights attorney, Cole Thaler, who will cover transgender law and issues such as employment rights, identity documentation, relationship recognition, and family issues.Read More

Amicus Briefs Filed In CA Freedom to Marry Case

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | January 10, 2006 | 9:56 AM | comments

Rare is it that I will post PRNewswire stuff verbatim but this one's crowing is worth repeating! Religious and Civil Rights Groups Support Same-Sex Couples in Legal Battle to Marry SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In eight amicus briefs...Read More

Race to the bottom loses all around...

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | January 09, 2006 | 4:36 AM | comments

[Claiming] "...To compare the plight of homosexuals to that of African Americans is an insult..." [is] playing to people who would keep us all down by reframing antidiscrimination laws as privileges...Read More