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2014

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December 2014

StarStudent, 17, gets sex-change go-ahead despite parents’ objections News item summary AU (VIC) 29 DEC
• Judgment: Re Isaac [2014] FamCA 1134 PDF 69.81kb, 17 DEC 14

StarFDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg's statement on FDA's blood donor deferral policy for men who have sex with men News item summary US (MD) 23 DEC

StarChinese Court Sides With Gay Man Against Clinic That Tried to 'Convert' Him News item summary CN 19 DEC

StarGovernor Cuomo Announces Proposed Regulations to Provide Medicaid Coverage for Transgender Care and Services News item summary US (NY) 17 DEC

StarAppeals Court Overturns Sex-Change for Inmate News item summary US (MA) 16 DEC
• Opinion En Banc: Michelle Kosilek v. Luis S Spencer No. 12-2194 PDF 194.08kb, 16 DEC 14

StarAustin to Offer Trans -Inclusive Health Benefits for City Employees News item summary US (TX) 12 DEC

StarMichigan House Passed Bill Allowing EMTs To Refuse Treatment To Gay People News item summary US (MI) 08 DEC

StarDistrict of Columbia bans gay conversion therapy of minors News item summary US (DC) 02 DEC
• Bill: Conversion Therapy for Minors Prohibition Amendment Act of 2013

November 2014

StarFederal Judge Strikes Down Michigan Domestic Partner Health Care Ban News item summary US (MI) 12 NOV
• Opinion and Order: Theresa Bassett, et al. v. Richard Snyder No. 12-10038 PDF 108.34kb, 12 NOV 14

StarJudge blocks same-sex city benefits, for now News item summary US (TX) 05 NOV

October 2014

StarWisconsin state benefits agency opens 30-day enrollment for same-sex spouses News item summary US (WI) 15 OCT

StarMissouri health, retirement benefits expanded to same-sex spouses News item summary US (MO) 09 OCT

StarSensitivity training required in California News item summary US (CA) 09 OCT

September 2014

StarAppeals Court Upholds New Jersey Ban on 'Ex-Gay' Therapy News item summary US (NJ) 11 SEP
• Opinion: Tara King, Et al. v. Governor of the State of New Jersey, et al. No. 13-4429 PDF 360.52kb, 11 SEP 14

August 2014

StarFederal judge returns same-sex case back to state court News item summary US (TX) 29 AUG

StarCincinnati to cover transition-related procedures under health insurance News item summary US (OH) 26 AUG

StarOregon adds transgender procedures to Oregon Health Plan News item summary US (OR) 14 AUG

StarChattanooga domestic partner benefits rejected News item summary US (TN) 07 AUG

July 2014

StarChallenge to NJ Gay Conversion Ban for Minors is Dismissed News item summary US (NJ) 31 JUL
• Opinion: John Doe, et al., v. Christopher J Christie PDF 137.72kb, 31 JUL 14

StarIllinois insurance department issues bulletin on transgender coverage News item summary US (IL) 29 JUL
• Illinois Department of Insurance: DOI Calls for Health Insurers to Bar Discrimination Based on Transgender Status or Gender Identity PDF 148.95kb, 29 JUL 14

StarMaryland to Provide Transition Care to Trans State Employees News item summary US (MD) 22 JUL

StarConverted domestic partners eligible for different insurance News item summary US (WA) 03 JUL

June 2014

StarSupreme Court declines to hear challenges to California's ban on LGBT 'conversion therapy' News item summary US (CA) 30 JUN
• Order List: 573 U.S.: Certiorari - Summary Dispositions Nos. 13-949, 13-1282 PDF 146.20kb, 30 JUN 14

StarNew York Senate blocks 'gay cure' therapy ban, trans anti-discrimination bill News item summary US (NY) 21 JUN

StarMassachusetts to boost transgender health care coverage News item summary US (MA) 20 JUN

StarNashville approves domestic partner benefits for city, county workers News item summary US (TN) 18 JUN

StarMiami Beach Will Offer Transgender Benefits This Fall News item summary US (FL) 16 JUN

StarDenmark scraps forced sterilisation for trans people News item summary DK 11 JUN

StarBoston City Council Votes Unanimously in Support of Gender Therapy Access Ordinance for Transgender Municipal Workers News item summary US (MA) 11 JUN

StarIllinois same-sex families can now apply for joint health insurance cover News item summary US (IL) 01 JUN

May 2014

StarACLU Statement on Final Ruling Invalidating Medicare Ban on Healthcare for Transgender Patients News item summary US (DC) 30 MAY
• Decision: NCD 140.3 Transsexual Surgery Decision No. 2576 PDF 571.06kb, 30 MAY 14

StarGay blood ban lifted for monogamous couples News item summary ZA 20 MAY

StarIsrael to lower minimum age requirement for gender reassignment surgery News item summary IL 15 MAY

StarJudge orders Ohio to resume hormone treatment for transgender inmate News item summary US (OH) 02 MAY

April 2014

StarUK: Campaigners welcome legislation of HIV self-testing kits News item summary UK 07 APR

StarJudge OKs Transgender Inmate's Hormone Treatments News item summary US (OH) 02 APR
• Order: Antione S Lee v. Brad Eller Civil Action No. 2:13-CV-0087 PDF 41.47kb, 02 APR 14

StarNova Scotia now funds sex reassignment surgery News item summary CA (NS) 01 APR
• News Release: Publicly Funded Sex Reassignment Surgery Available April 1 PDF01 APR 14

March 2014

StarGender identity no longer a mental illness in Victoria News item summary AU (VIC) 25 MAR

StarMaking Health Care Coverage More Accessible and Equitable For Same-Sex Couples News item summary US (DC) 14 MAR

February 2014

StarMayor Gray Announces Steps to Protect GLBT Community from Discrimination in Health Care News item summary US (DC) 27 FEB
• Bulletin: Prohibition of Discriminaton in Health Insurance Based on Gender Identity or Expression 12-IB-01-30/13 PDF 2.49MB, 27 FEB 14

StarUganda promises gays will still have access to healthcare News item summary UG 26 FEB

StarBill to Prevent Gay Conversion Passes Washington House News item summary US (WA) 14 FEB

Constitutional Court in Georgia lifts ban on homosexuals giving blood News item summary GE 11 FEB

January 2014

StarSarpy County, Nebraska Extends Benefits for Same-Sex Couples News item summary US (NE) 30 JAN

StarFederal Appeal Court upholds California law banning gay conversion therapies for minors News item summary US (CA) 29 JAN
• Order and Amended Opinion: David H Pickup & Ors v. Edmund G Brown & Ors. No. 12-17681 PDF 274.73kb, 29 JAN 14

StarRock County Board approves same-sex benefits resolution News item summary US (WI) 23 JAN
• Resolution: Approving Health Insurance Benefits for Employees in Same-Sex Relatiopnships Who Meet Eligibity Requirements No. 14-1B-498 PDF 241.40kb, 23 JAN 14

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