A transgender woman in Hong Kong is asking the city's highest court to overturn a lower court's ruling that she cannot marry her boyfriend because she was assigned male at birth.
Transgender advocates Masen Davis and Christan Williams squared off with Arizona Rep. John Kavanaugh, the author of a bill that would allow businesses to forbid transgender people from using a bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.
Trans women belong at Smith,' proclaim signs carried by students and alumni asking the college to reconsider its policy prohibiting admission of transgender women who still have a male gender marker.
With a clarifying directive, California becomes the third state (plus Washington, D.C.) to expressly prohibit discrimination against transgender people in health insurance coverage.
After saying it would seek comments on a potential policy change, the Department of Health and Human Services rescinded its call for public input on Medicare's long-standing ban on coverage for gender reassignment surgeries.
The agency was giving the public 30 days to offer their opinions on whether Medicare should cover surgery for transgender patients with coverage.
The state House Appropriations Committee approved SB 1045 Wednesday, which would protect businesses that require transgender people to use the bathroom corresponding with their sex assigned at birth.