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October 2015

StarFake woman convicted of sodomy News item summary ZM 31 OCT

StarTransgender woman locked in men's prison loses legal appeal News item summary UK 30 OCT

StarLambda Legal Sues US State Department on Behalf of Intersex Citizen Denied Passport News item summary US (CO) 26 OCT
Complaint: Dana Zzyym v. John F Kerry and Sherman D Portell No. 1:15-cv-02362 PDF 25 OCT 15

StarNew York Governor Acts to Ban Anti-Transgender Discrimination News item summary US (NY) 22 OCT

StarFrench court sets EU precedent by recognising 'gender neutral' person News item summary FR 14 OCT

StarPuerto Rico relaxes school uniform rules for gay students News item summary PR 12 OCT

StarProtections for transgender foster youth signed into law News item summary US (CA) 12 OCT

StarAdministrative judge rules against Hobby Lobby in transgender discrimination case News item summary US (IL) 10 OCT
Recommended Liability Determination: Meggan Sommerville v. Hobby Lobby Stores No. 13-0060C PDF 436.31kb 15 MAY 15

StarPolish government dumps gender recognition law News item summary PL 09 OCT

StarMalaysian Court Reverses Transgender Legal Victory News item summary MY 08 OCT

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

StarTransgender name change service comes to Detroit News item summary US (MI) 06 OCT

StarPolish President vetoes Gender Accordance laws News item summary PL 03 OCT

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

November 2015

StarJudge: Fired Trans Woman Doesn't Have to Reveal What's Between Her Legs News item summary US (MI) 30 NOV 15

StarUK Government give advice on tackling trans discrimination in the workplace News item summary UK 26 NOV
Government Equalities Office: Providing services for transgender customers: a guide PDF 680.34kb 26 NOV 15
Government Equalities Office: Recruiting and retaining transgender staff: a guide for employers PDF 718.75kb 26 NOV 15


StarBolivia proposes law allowing transgender people to officially change names, genders News item summary BO 26 NOV

StarVietnam passes landmark law recognizing transgender people News item summary VN 25 NOV

StarSupreme Court Rejects Family's Appeal Against Transgender Woman's Cremation News item summary IL 24 JUN

StarMore than five years after firefighter's death, transgender widow to get his death benefits News item summary US (TX) 24 NOV
Final Summary Judgment: In the Estate of Thomas Trevino Araguz III No. 44575 JPEG 20 NOV 15

StarBritish Columbia prisons implement reforms for transgender prisoners News item summary CA (BC) 24 NOV

StarNew law requires some Philadelphia businesses to turn restrooms gender-neutral News item summary US (PA) 20 NOV

StarBody of Israeli transgender woman to be cremated, court orders News item summary IL 18 NOV

StarKerala becomes first state to unveil transgender policy News item summary IN (KL) 12 NOV
Department of Social Justice: State Policy for Transgenders in Kerala 2015 (DRAFT) PDF 885.15kb 09 SEP 15

StarFiji High Court rejects transgender woman's bid to have birth certificate corrected News item summary FJ 11 NOV

StarTamil Nadu to appoint India's first transgender police officer News item summary IN (TN) 07 NOV

StarIllinois District Violated Transgender Student's Rights, US Says News item summary US (IL) 02 NOV
US Department of Education letter: OCR Case No. 05-14-1055 PDF 398.44kb 02 NOV 15

December 2015

StarNew York announces nation's toughest transgender anti-discrimination laws News item summary US (NY) 22 DEC
NYC Commission on Human Rights: Legal Enforcement Guidance on the Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Expression: Local Law No. 3 (2002); N.Y.C. Admin. Code § 8-102(23) PDF 656.07kb, 21 DEC 15

StarNew Jersey: Override on amending birth certificates fails News item summary US (NJ) 17 DEC

StarEcuador approves New Law that guarantees Gender ID News item summary EC 29 DEC

StarGender identity, expression to be protected in Alberta Human Rights Code News item summary CA (AB) 08 DEC

StarHouston Repeals Law Allowing Transgender Bathroom Choice News item summary US (TX) 04 DEC

StarIllinois School Will Accommodate Trans Student, Settling Landmark Case News item summary US (IL) 03 DEC

July 2015

StarTroy moves to protect transgender rights News item summary US (NY) 23 JUL

StarItaly becomes fifth country in the world to allow trans people to change gender without a doctor News item summary IT 23 JUL
La Corte Suprema Di Cassazione (in Italian): Sentenza No. 15138-2015 PDF 20 JUL 15

StarIreland Passes Historic Transgender Rights Bill News item summary IE 16 JUL

August 2015

StarGender-neutral prefix "Mx." is now in the Oxford English Dictionary News item summary UK 28 AUG

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

StarMilitary transgender ban set to end next May News item summary US (DC) 25 AUG

StarPuerto Rico governor bans anti-transgender discrimination News item summary PR 11 AUG

StarPolish Senate votes on first-ever Gender Accordance Act News item summary PL 07 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 1.02MB 07 AUG 15

September 2015

StarBanned Transgender Customers to Get $400K From Portland Bar News item summary US (OR) 24 SEP
Opinion: Blachana, LLC v. Oregon Bureau of Labour and Industires 273 Or App 806 (2015) PDF 88.06kb, 23 SEP 15

StarFuneral home not entitled to records of fired transgender worker News item summary US (MI) 24 SEP
Order: EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. No. 2:14-cv-13710 PDF 131.92kb, 24 SEP 14

StarGroundbreaking Victory on Protections for Transgender People in Prison News item summary US (MD) 24 SEP
• Proposed Decision: Neon Brown v. Patuxent Institution No: DPSC-IGO-002V-14-33232 PDF 8.48MB 01 APR 15

StarDelhi High Court steps in to protect 19-year-old transgender from California News item summary IN (DL) 23 SEP

StarJudge: Transgender Woman Can Sue for Sex Discrimination News item summary US (AR) 20 SEP
• Opinion and Order: Patricia Y Dawson v. H&H Electric, Inc No. 4-14CV00583 SWW PDF 39.22kb, 15 SEP 15

StarFederal judge issues opinion in Gloucester transgender lawsuit News item summary US (VA) 18 SEP
Memorandum Opinion: G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board No. 4:15cv54 PDF 1.44MB 17 SEP 15

StarThailand introduces first law to protect LGBT people News item summary TH 10 SEP

StarFederal Court in Virginia Rules Against Transgender Student Seeking to Use Appropriate Restroom at School News item summary US (VA) 05 SEP
Order: G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board No. 4:15cv0054-RGD-TEM PDF 209.13kb, 04 SEP 15

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

April 2015

StarTransgender Canadians can now self-identify on citizenship documents without sex-reassignment surgery News item summary CA 28 APR

StarEngland: Transsexual fails in attempt to have birth certificate changed to hide original gender News item summary UK (EN) 21 APR
Judgment: : The Queen on the application of JK v. The Registrar General for England and Wales[2015] EWHC 990 (Admin) RTF 20 APR 15

StarTransgenders entitled to head of household status: HC News item summary IN 19 APR

StarEEOC Issues Landmark Ruling: Army Discriminated Against Trans Employee News item summary US (DC) 09 APR
Decision: Tamara Lusardi v. John M McHugh No. 0120133395 PDF 1.59MB, 01 APR 15

StarLegislature approves new birth certificates for transgender people News item summary US (MD) 08 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

StarJudge tosses transgender man's suit against Pitt News item summary US (PA) 01 APR
Memorandum Opinion: Seamus Johnston v. University of Pittsburgh et al No. 3:13-213 PDF 915.67kb, 31 MAR 15

May 2015

StarHawaii Passes Bill Allowing Transgender People To Change Birth Certificate News item summary US (HI) 06 MAY

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

June 2015

StarItaly rules trans woman and cis man are allowed to marry News item summary IT 29 JUN
• Sentenza (in Italian): Parties names redacted No. 1176/2015 PDF 259.96kb 25 MAY 15

StarMalaysian Court Convicts 9 Transgender Women, LGBT Groups Slam Decision News item summary MY 22 JUN

StarTransgender fails court bid to change identity to woman, judge says 'hands tied' News item summary MY 19 JUN

StarConnecticut lawmakers send bill to governor to ease birth certificate changes News item summary US (CT) 01 JUN
HB 7006: An Act Concerning Birth Certificate Amendments HB7006

January 2015

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

StarTurkish court fines hamam owner for denying entry of transgender woman News item summary TR 30 JAN

StarNavy grants transgender veteran first official name-change approval in military record News item summary US (VA) 29 JAN

StarOntario will now assess transgender inmates based on identity, not anatomy News item summary CA (ON) 26 JAN

StarIslamic law restricted to familial matters, Court of Appeal says in transgender case News item summary MY 21 JAN
• Full Judgment: Muhamad Juzaili bin Mohd Khamis, et al., v. State Government of Negeri Sembilan, et al. No. N-01-498-11/2-122 PDF 3.11MB, 02 JAN 15

StarIsrael allows gender change on ID cards without surgery News item summary IL 20 JAN

StarPanel: Thailand to Recognize ‘Third Gender’ in New Constitution News item summary TH 15 JAN

StarRussia gives green light for transgender drivers to stay on the road News item summary RU 14 JAN

StarRussia Won’t Let Transgender People Drive News item summary RU 08 JAN

StarNepal to issue passports with third gender for sexual minorities News item summary NP 07 JAN

StarProcess to be eased for transgender people in R.I. to revise gender designation on birth certificates News item summary US (RI) 25 OCT

February 2015

StarNew rules for transgender Albertans to alter birth records News item summary CA (AB) 20 FEB

StarState sides with transgendered woman's dismissal claim in Framingham News item summary US (MA) 13 FEB
• Decision: MCAD and Jackie Ravesi v. NAZ Fitness Group No. 10-BEM-03164 PDF 187.47kb, 02 JAN 15

StarTransgender 17-year-old allowed gender treatment without parental consent News item summary AU (VIC) 07 FEB
• Judgment: Re Isaac [2014] FamCA 1134 RTF 17 DEC 14

March 2015

StarLawmakers approve new birth certificates for transgender people News item summary US (MD) 24 MAR

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

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

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

StarUS army is ordered to stop referring to Chelsea Manning as a man News item summary US (VA) 06 MAR
• Order: US v. Bradley E Manning Army 20130739 PDF 222.36kb, 04 MAR 15
See also: International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10)-2015-WHO Version for 2015

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