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2015

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December 2015

StarGambia’s parliament bans female genital mutilation News item summary GM 31 DEC

StarFDA updates blood donor deferral policy to reflect the most current scientific evidence and continue to ensure the safety of the US blood supply News item summary US (DC) 21 DEC

StarArkansas Inmate Who Performed Castration Loses Court Appeal News item summary US (AR) 18 DEC
• Opinion: Andrew Reid v. Rory Griffin, et al. No. 15-1678 PDF 73.22kb 17 DEC 15

StarJudge Orders New Jersey 'Gay Conversion' Nonprofit to Close News item summary US (NJ) 18 DEC
• Order Granting Permanent Injunctive Relief and Awarding Attorneys' Fees: Michael Ferguson, Benjamin Under, Chaim Levin, Jo Bruck, Bella Levin v. JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing L-5473-12 PDF 137.05kb 18 DEC 15

StarUS Court Says Claim for Pre-Windsor Benefits Time-Barred News item summary US (DC) 10 DEC
• Memorandum Opinion: Edward G Horvath v. Gene Dodaro, et al. No. 15-210 (CKK) PDF 90.04kb 24 NOV 15

StarCincinnati Approves 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban News item summary US (OH) 09 DEC

November 2015

StarIt's official: 'Homophobia' now a mental disorder! News item summary IT, US 22 NOV

StarAthens-Clarke commissioners leave county's domestic partner benefits in place News item summary US (GA) 05 NOV

StarFrance ends law banning blood donation from gay men News item summary FR 04 NOV

October 2015

StarBan lifted on gay male blood donations; Advocates critical of new restrictions News item summary NL 28 OCT

StarBrown signs LGBT, AIDS drug pricing bills News item summary US (CA) 15 OCT

StarCalifornia Governor Signs Bill Ensuring Equal Benefits for Transgender Employees News item summary US (CA) 07 OCT

StarBenefits for Children of Same-Sex Domestic Partners News item summary US (DC) 06 OCT
Benefits Administration Letter: Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) Benefits for Children of Same-Sex Domestic Partners After Obergefell v. Hodges No. 15-207 PDF 176.23kb 05 OCT 15

StarAppeal Over Transgender Inmate's Surgery Ends News item summary US (CA) 05 OCT
Opinion: Michelle-Lael B Norsworthy v. Jeffrey Beard, et al. No. 15-15712 PDF 72.46kb 05 OCT 15

StarJersey City expands transgender coverage News item summary US (NJ) 02 OCT

September 2015

StarHealth Ministry Removes Ban on Homosexual Blood Donors News item summary AR 16 SEP

StarUS government to extend healthcare nondiscrimination law to transgender people News item summary US (FED) 03 SEP
Fact Sheet: Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Proposed Rule (Accessed 06 SEP 15)

StarJudge OKs Gender Surgery Opposed by 48-Year-Old's Parents News item summary US (PA) 03 SEP

August 2015

StarLandmark settlement sets new standard for treating transgender patients News item summary US (NY) 28 AUG
Voluntary Resolution Agreement: US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights and The Brooklyn Hospital Center No. 12-147291 PDF 271.66kb, 02 JUL 15

StarIllinois Governor Signs 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban Into Law News item summary US (IL) 20 AUG

StarIn a first, California agrees to pay for transgender inmate's sex reassignment News item summary US (CA) 10 AUG
Joint Notice of Settlement Agreement: Shiloh Heavenly Quine No. C 14-02726 JST PDF 106.58kb, 04 MAY 15

June 2015

StarIn a First, New Jersey Jury Says Group Selling Gay Cure Committed Fraud News item summary US (NJ) 25 JUN

StarConstitutional Court dismisses appeal by transsexual seeking gender reassignment surgery under public health News item summary CR 16 JUN

StarCanadian politicians pass law banning 'gay conversion therapy' aimed at children News item summary CA (ON) 05 JUN

May 2015

StarIllinois passes legislature for bill banning conversion therapy News item summary US (IL) 31 MAY
HB217: Youth Mental Health Protection Act PDF 106.58kb, 04 MAY 15

StarOregon's bisexual governor bans 'gay conversion therapy' News item summary US (OR) 20 MAY

StarSupreme Court declines to hear two LGBT rights cases News item summary US (MA), (NJ) 04 MAY
Order List: 575 U.S.: Orders in Pending Cases PDF 106.58kb, 04 MAY 15

April 2015

StarNew York State Assembly Votes to Ban Use of Conversion Therapy on Minors News item summary US (NY) 30 APR

StarFrance could ease ban on gay men giving blood after ECJ ruling News item summary FR 29 APR
Judgment (in English): Geoffrey Leger v. Ministre des Affaires Sociales de la Santé et des Droits des femmes C-528/13, 29 APR 15

StarWashington GOP lawmakers just not ready to scrap aversion therapy for minors News item summary US (WA) 22 APR

StarNew Jersey gay therapy ban is upheld over boy's challenge News item summary US (NJ) 14 APR
Opinion: John Doe v. Governor of New Jersey No. 14-1941 PDF 123.66kb, 13 APR 14

StarWashington state House approves ban on conversion therapy for LGBT youth News item summary US (WA) 10 APR

StarJudge orders California to pay for inmate’s sex change News item summary US (CA) 02 APR
Order Granting Motion: Michelle-Lael B Norsworthy v. Jeffrey Beard, et al. No. 14-cv-00695-JST PDF 235.28kb, 02 APR 15

StarMalta now has one of the best trans and intersex laws in the world News item summary MT 02 APR
Act: Gender Identity Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act C 847 Word 82.5kb, 26 MAR 15

March 2015

StarCourt blocks implementation of FMLA rule for same-sex couples News item summary US (TX) 26 MAR
• Memorandum Opinion and Order: State of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Nebraska v. United States of America, et al. No. 7:15-cv--0056-O PDF 179.41kb, 26 MAR 15

StarCourt Rules That Transgender Patient Tortured By Doctors Is Protected Under Obamacare News item summary US (MN) 21 MAR
• Memorandum Opinion and Order: Jakob Tiarnan Rumble v. Fairview Health Services No. 14-cv-2037 (SRN/FLN) PDF 214.21kb, 16 MAR 15

StarOregon House Approves Bill Banning Gay Conversion Therapy News item summary US (OR) 18 MAR

StarTransgender inmate petitions Supreme Court for sex reassignment surgery News item summary US (MA) 17 MAR
• Petition for Writ of Certiorari: Michelle Kosilek v. Carol Higgins O'Brien No. PDF 408.09kb, 16 MAR 15

StarDC bill against gay conversion therapy becomes law News item summary US (DC) 17 MAR

StarEurope ends law requiring trans people be sterile before seeking treatment News item summary TR 10 MAR
• Press Release (in English): Refusal to authorise transsexual to have access to gender reassignment surgery breached right to respect for private life ECHR 075 (2015) PDF 103.60kb, 10 MAR 15
• Judgment (in French): Affaire Y.Y. v. Turquie No. 14793/08 PDF 451.27kb, 10 MAR 15

February 2015

StarThis Scientific Breakthrough Could Ruin Conservatives' Final Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage News item summary UK, IL 27 FEB

StarLabor Dept. updates Family and Medical Leave Act to include same-sex spouses News item summary US (DC) 25 FEB

StarEEOC ruling: Walmart discriminated against lesbian employee News item summary US (MA) 18 FEB
• Final Determination: Jacqueline A Cote v. Wal-mart Stores East No. 523-2014-00916 PDF 104.81kb, 29 JAN 15

StarNew Jersey judge rules conversion therapy group can't claim homosexuality is a disorder News item summary US (NJ) 10 FEB
• Order: Michael Ferguson, Benjamin Unger et al., v. Jonah L-5473-12 PDF 905.54kb, 10 FEB 15

StarBrave Supreme Court ruling on assisted suicide a victory for human dignity, human rights News item summary CA (PQ) 06 FEB
• Judgment: Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) 2015 SCC 5 PDF 555.06kb 06 FE 15

January 2015

StarChanging sex no longer requires surgical proof in Manitoba News item summary CA (MB) 30 JAN

StarStarkville, Mississippi aldermen: No insurance coverage for same-sex partners News item summary US (MS) 21 JAN

StarGoa to attempt to make gay youths 'normal' News item summary IN (GA) 12 JAN

StarMississippi town rescinds health coverage for unmarried domestic partners News item summary US (MS) 08 JAN

StarJudge says Edwin Poots was biased in gay men blood ban News item summary UK (NI) 08 JAN

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