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2016

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October 2016

StarSupreme Court to hear transgender school bathroom case News item summary US (VA) 28 OCT
• Order List: 580 U.S.: Friday. October 28, 2016 PDF 38.85kb 28 OCT 16
StarMedicine Hat judges ordered 4-year-old not to wear girls' clothes in public News item summary CA (AB) 24 OCT
StarDOJ appeals ruling against trans student protections News item summary US (TX) 21 OCT
• Notice of Appeal: State of Texas, et al v. United States of America, et al No. 7:16-cv-54-O PDF 34.37kb 20 OCT 16
StarBoy, 7, removed from mother's care following concerns she was forcing him to live life as a girl, court hears News item summary UK (E&W) 21 OCT
• Judgment: Re J (a minor) HTML [2016] EWHC 2430 (Fam) 21 OCT 16
StarJudge says order against trans protections applies nationwide News item summary US (TX) 19 OCT
• Order: State of Texas et al. v. United States of America No. 7:16-cv-00054-O PDF 340.87kb 18 OCT 16
StarJudge recommends against transgender locker room ban News item summary US (IL) 18 OCT
• Report and Recommendation: Students and Parents for Privacy v. United States Department of Education No. 1:16-cv-04945 PDF 414.32kb 18 OCT 16
StarFrance's new law allows pre-op transgender citizens to change their name and gender marker News item summary FR 13 OCT
StarTransgender woman advocating for name change has final day in court News item summary US (VA) 11 OCT
StarAustrian intersex person denied 'third gender' passport News item summary AT 11 OCT

November 2016

StarCass County judge who ordered transgender teen to submit to a mental evaluation exceeded his authority, Court of Appeals rules News item summary US (MO) 29 NOV
Original Proceeding in Prohibition: State of Missouri ex rel NNH v. Honorable R Michael Wagner WD79773 PDF 91.49kb 29 NOV 16
StarJudge asks US to reconsider passport for intersex citizen News item summary US (CO) 22 NOV
• Order: Dana Alix Zzyym v. John F Kerry and Sherman D Portell No. 1:15-cv-02362 PDF 91.88kb 22 NOV 16
StarSex change man's privacy breached on marriage certificate News item summary UK (NI) 22 NOV
StarIn the Matter of Shay (Formerly S) PDF 216.24kb News item summary AU (VIC) 18 NOV
StarMinnesota Transgender Surgery Ban Found Unconstitutional News item summary US (MN) 16 NOV
• Order and Memorandum: OutFront Minnesota, OutFront Minnesota Community Service, and Evan Tysilio Thomas v. Emily Johnson Piper No. 62-CV-15-7501 PDF 1.51MB 16 NOV 16
StarVA nixes plan to cover gender reassignment surgery News item summary US (DC) 14 NOV
StarCanada to offer gender-neutral ‘other’ option for visitors News item summary CA (FED) 08 NOV
StarSupreme Court: ''being transsexual is not a disease'' News item summary PE 10 NOV
• Sentencia (in Spanish): Rodolfo Enrique Romero (Ana Romero Saldarriaga) v. Reniec and Others No. 06040-2015-PA/TC PDF 869.71kb 21 OCT 16

December 2016

StarFamily Court allows teen, 15, to have breasts removed 'to be a boy' News item summary AU (NSW) 29 DEC
• Judgment: Lincoln (No 2) [2016] FamCA 1071 HTML 523.13kb 13 DEC 16
StarNation's First Known Intersex Birth Certificate Issued in NYC News item summary US (NY) 29 DEC
StarName Change Victory for Transgender Man in New York News item summary US (NY) 20 DEC
StarTrans teen wins payout after authorities told estranged parents of his identity News item summary UK (E&W) 19 DEC
Judgment: P v. A Local Authority [2016] EWHC 2779 (Fam) HTML 04 NOV 16
Judgment: PD v. SD, JD, X County Council [2014] EWHC 4013 (Fam) HTML 26 AUG 16

StarTransgender Ohio child may continue to use girl's restroom: appeals court News item summary US (OH) 16 DEC
Order: Board of Education of Highland School v. Jane Doe No. 16-4117 PDF 112.42kb 15 DEC 16
StarUgandan transgender man secures refugee status in Edmonton News item summary CA 11 DEC
StarTrans youth in New York now have Medicaid coverage for gender treatments News item summary US (NY) 07 DEC
Rule Making Activites: Transgender Related Care and Services No. HLT-40-16-00030-A PDF 337.59kb pages 5-7, 07 DEC 16
StarAustralian court approves intersex child's surgery News item summary AU (QLD) 08 DEC
• Judgment: Re: Carla (Medical procedure) [2016] FamCA 7 HTML 20 JAN 16
StarName Change for Transgender Person May Be Completed Without Publication News item summary US (NY) 06 DEC
• Order: In the Matter of the Application of J.A.L. Jr. No. 10138/16 PDF 312.85kb 21 NOV 16
StarTransgender prostitute Clayton James Palmer to leave male jail News item summary AU (WA) 06 DEC

July 2016

StarBC passes trans rights in one sitting News item summary CA (BC) 26 JUL
StarCabinet approves the Transgender Persons Bill 2016 News item summary IN 20 JUL
StarTrans bathroom law passes in Cleveland just as GOP lifts lid on Trump News item summary US (OH) 14 JUL
• Ordinance: Ordinance No. 1446-13 PDF 390.96kb 13 JUL 16
StarWest Palm Beach Adds Trans Benefits to Employee Health Plan News item summary US (FL) 13 JUL
StarOnly transgenders are third gender: Supreme Court News item summary IN 01 JUL

August 2016

StarSeparate ID cards to be issued for transgenders News item summary IN (JAI) 27 AUG
StarHB2 blocked in part by US judge before trial News item summary
• Memorandum, Order and Preliminary Injunction: Joaquin Carcano, et. at. v. Patrick McCrory and Phil Berger No. 1:16cv236 PDF 288.46kb 26 AUG 16
StarHigh Court ruling marks an important victory for the trans community in Malaysia News item summary MY 23 AUG
• Grounds for Judgment: Tan v. Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara 24NCVC-1306-08/2015 PDF 2.10MB 18 JUL 16
StarSterilization in exchange for a passport: transgender proved the illegality of the procedure in the court of Ukraine News item summary UA 23 AUG
Source (in Russian): Sterilization in exchange for a passport: transgender proved the illegality of the procedure in the court of Ukraine 09 AUG 16
StarUS judge blocks transgender bathroom ruling News item summary US (FED) 22 AUG
• Preliminary Injunction Order: State of Texas et al., v. United States of America No. 7:16-cv-0054-O PDF 531.90 21 AUG 16
StarQuebec Superior Court rules complaint from black, lesbian woman should be reviewed News item summary CA (PQ) 21 AUG
• Judgment (in French): Tomee Sojourner v. Conseil de la Justice Administrative et al 2016 QCCS 3743 HTML Judgment (Google translate English) 08 AUG 16
StarFederal Management Regulation; Nondiscrimination Clarification in the Federal Workplace News item summary US (FED) 18 AUG
• GSA Bulletin 2016-B1 Federal Management Regulation; Nondiscrimination Clarification in the Federal Workplace 08 AUG 16 PDF 195.74kb 18 AUG 16
StarUS judge says funeral home had religious right to fire transgender worker News item summary US (MI) 18 AUG
• Opinion and Order: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes Inc No. 14-13710 PDF 164.80kb 18 AUG 16
StarStumped by transgender pension case, British top court seeks EU help News item summary UK (E&W) 10 AUG
• Judgment: MB v. Department for Work and Pensions [2016] UKSC 53 PDF 184.78kb 10 AUG 16
StarTexas Court Disallows Official Gender Change News item summary US (TX) 09 AUG
• Memorandum Opinion: In Re: Aidyn Rocher No. 14-15-00462-CV PDF 116.19kb 02 AUG 16
StarAustralian Family Court allows 15-year-old girl to have breasts removed as part of gender reassignment journey News item summary AU (NSW) 09 AUG
• Judgment: Re: Quinn [2016] FamCA 617 PDF 847.33kb 29 JUL 16
StarTransgenders face inheritance issues after SRS News item summary SA 08 AUG
StarGerman high court rejects 'intersex' as third gender category News item summary DE 04 AUG
• Decision (in German): In the Civil Status Proceedings No. XII ZB 52/15 PDF 126.23kb 22 JUN 16
StarUS Supreme Court blocks transgender toilet ruling News item summary US (VA) 03 JUL
• Order: Gloucester County School Board v. GG No. 16A52 PDF 41.45kb 03 AUG 16
StarTranssexuals in the Seine may wear the uniform they want News item summary CO 01 AUG

September 2016

StarCalifornia Adopts Groundbreaking All-Gender Restroom Access Law News item summary US (CA) 29 SEP
• Bill: Assembly Bill No. 1732
StarTransgender Broward teen wins right to change birth record from F to M News item summary US (FL) 28 SEP
• Final Order: Florida Department of Health etc. v. Certain Parents and Child No. 2016-CA-1529 PDF 2MB 28 SEP 16
StarCalifornian Becomes Second US Citizen Granted 'Non-Binary' Gender Status News item summary US (CA) 26 SEP
• Decree Changing Name and Gender: Sara M Keenan No. 16 CV 02024 PDF 386.42kb 26 SEP 16
StarTwo transgender women refused entry at HK airport News item summary HK 26 SEP
StarJudge to Ohio school: 'Treat Jane Doe as the girl she is' News item summary US (OH) 26 SEP
• Opinion & Order: Board of Education of the Highland Local School v. United States Department of Education, et al. No. 2:16-CV-524 PDF 150.63kb 26 SEP 16
StarJudge grants transgender Kenosha student access to bathroom News item summary US (WI) 20 SEP
• Decision and Order: Ashton Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 Board of Educaton & Anor N0. 2:16-cv-00943 PDF 131.49kb 22 SEP 16
StarPentagon to cover sex-reassignment surgery for transgender active-duty troops News item summary US (VA) 19 DEC
StarMichigan schools set new inclusive policy for transgender students News item summary US (MI) 14 SEP
• Department of Education Memorandum: Discussion and Consideration of Action on Statement and Guidance on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students PDF 233.03kb, 30 AUG 16
StarSex reassignment surgery is now legal in the United Arab Emirates News item summary AE 08 SEP
StarNebraska agrees to treat transgender prisoner who filed lawsuit News item summary US (NE) 02 SEP
StarTransgender Inmate Denied Access to the Courts News item summary US (VA) 02 SEP

April 2016

StarTransgender Civil Servants in Brazil Can Use Chosen Name News item summary BR 29 APR
StarHawaii Bill Bans Discrimination Against Transgender Patients News item summary US (HI) 26 APR
StarFederal Appeals Court Upholds Protections For Transgender People In Landmark Ruling News item summary US (DC) 20 APR
• Opinion: G.G. by his next friend and mother, Deidre Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board No. 15-2056 PDF 204.87kb 19 APR 15
StarIsraeli Military Discharges Transgender Conscientious Objector - on Mental Health Grounds News item summary IL 12 APR

May 2016

StarTeacher awarded $60k settlement in lawsuit over gender-neutral pronouns News item summary US (OR) 29 MAY
StarGender Identity Law is now a reality News item summary BO 27 MAY
StarThis Little-Noticed Supreme Court Action Is Great News for Transgender Restroom Access News item summary US 16 MAY
• Opinion: United Student Aid Funds, Inc. v. Bible No. 15-861 PDF 54.34kb 16 MAY 16
StarDenmark to Become First in World to Drop Classification of Transgender as Mental Illness News item summary DK 15 MAY
StarChina transgender case: 'Mr C' vows fight on for equality News item summary CN 10 MAY
StarFeds: North Carolina LGBT bathroom law violates civil rights protections News item summary US (NC) 05 MAY
• US Justice Department: Letter to Governor Pat McCrory PDF 547.51kb 04 MAY 16

June 2016

StarAnti-trans discrimination banned in New Hampshire News item summary US (NH) 30 JUN
• Executive Order: An Order Prohibiting Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Gender Expression No. 2016-04 PDF 147.62kb 30 JUN 16
StarTransgender hairdresser wins employment case News item summary NZ 29 JUN
• Determination: Hemmingson v Matthew Russell Andrew Swan t/a Barkers Groom Room & Anor [2016] NZERA Auckland 120 PDF 167.62kb 21 APR 16
StarPakistan clerics issue religious order making transgender marriages legal News item summary PK 28 JUN
StarTransgender Military Ban To Be Lifted July 1st News item summary US (DC) 24 JUN
StarUS federal court rules that trans student can use gender-appropriate bathroom News item summary US (VA) 24 JUN
• Order: G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board No. 4:15cv54 PDF 412.76kb 23 JUN 16
StarChicago Ordinance Gives Transgender People Bathroom Rights News item summary US (IL) 23 JUN
StarGroundbreaking Court Decision in Poland on Gender Recognition Abroad News item summary PL 21 JUN
StarSweden transgender ruling risks topless swimming precedent News item summary SE 17 JUN
StarQuebec Transgender Teens Will Be Legally Allowed to Change Their Name and Gender News item summary CA (PQ) 11 JUN
StarOregon Judge Grants Legal Sex Change to Person who Identifies as Non-Binary News item summary US (OR) 10 JUN
• General Judgment of Sex Change: In the Matter of the Sex Change of Jamie Shupe No. 16CV13991 PDF 547.71kb, 10 JUN 16
StarGeorgia judge rejects transgender man's name change News item summary US (GA) 09 JUN
• Final Judgment: In Re: Petition of Rebecca Elizabeth Feldhaus for Change of Name No. 2015D0607 PDF 3.60MB 22 MAR 16
• Transcript of Proceedings: Rebeccah Elizabeth Feldhaus No. 2015D0607 PDF 666.12kb 17 FEB 16
StarDistrict of Columbia Releases Guide To Prevent Discrimination Against Transgender Employees News item summary US (DC) 06 JUN
• Guide: Valuing Transgender Applicants & Employees PDF 999.28kb 03 JUN 16
StarNorway becomes fourth country in the world to allow trans people to determine their own gender News item summary NO 06 JUN
StarMassachusetts House approves transgender rights bill News item summary US (MA) 01 JUN
StarTrans people face jail for rape if they have sex without sharing their gender history News item summary UK 01 JUN
StarAppeals court denies hearing in VA transgender bathroom case News item summary US (VA) 01 JUN
• Order: G.G. by his next friend and mother, Deidre Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board No. 15-2056 PDF 204.87kb 19 APR 15

January 2016

StarGenital Surgery Must Be Provided To Trans Woman Through Medicare Program News item summary US (DC) 30 JAN
• Notice of Decision: Charlene Lauderdale ALJ Appeal No. 1-2978123060 PDF 1.44MB 21 JAN 16
StarColombia: trans women exonerated from compulsory military service, court reaffirms News item summary CO 28 JAN
Press Release (in Spanish): I. Record D-10837 - Case C-006/16 (January 21) M.P. Maria Victoria Street Correa #1 PDF 438.03kn, 21 JAN 16
StarTransgender Woman Settles Discrimination Case for $115,000 News item summary US (MN) 21 JAN
• Consent Decree: Equal Opportunity Commission and Britney Austin v. Deluxe Financial Services No. 0:15-cv-2626 (ADM/SER) PDF 137.20kb 20 JAN 16
StarGovernor Cuomo Announces New Regulations Protecting Transgender New Yorkers from Discrimination Take Effect Today News item summary US (NY) 20 JAN
• New Regulations: Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity PDF 106.46kb 20 JAN 16
StarLandmark Ruling as Transgender Woman's Employment Discrimination Case Heads to Trial News item summary US (GA) 15 JAN
• Opinion: Jennifer Chavez v. Credit Nation Auto Sales LLC No. 14-14596 PDF 146.40kb 14 JAN 16
StarLebanese judge grants trans man right to change gender News item summary LB 15 JAN
StarChilean officials oppose intersex children 'normalization' surgery News item summary CL 11 JAN

February 2016

StarNorth Carolina Lawmakers Vow to Overturn Charlotte Transgender Law News item summary US (NC) 23 FEB

StarSouth Dakota Senate passes 'unprecedented and extreme' anti-trans bill News item summary US (SD) 16 FEB

StarNew gender non-specific birth certificates for the ACT News item summary AU (ACT) 16 FEB
• Bill: Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 PDF 122.88kb 18 NOV 15

StarGeorgia Changes Prison Policy after Former Transgender Inmate Filed Lawsuit News item summary US (GA) 15 FEB

StarEcuadorean Lawmakers Approve New Gender Identity Law News item summary EC 11 FEB

StarState now offers hormone therapy to transgender inmates News item summary US (TX) 04 FEB

March 2016

StarTransgender teenager jailed for refusing military service in Israeli Defence Forces News item summary IL 31 MAR
StarFrench appeals court refuses to recognise third gender News item summary FR 23 MAR
StarSeattle mayor signs order to protect transgender rights News item summary US (WA) 11 MAR
• Order: Executive Order 2016-02 PDF 733.56kn 10 MAR 16
StarJudge allows transgender teen to cut off contact from nonaccepting parents News item summary UK (E&W) 10 MAR
• Judgment: PD -and- SD, JD, X County Council [2015] EWHC 4103 (Fam) 26 AUG 15
StarNew York Mayor's Order Assures Restroom Access in City Buildings News item summary US (NY) 07 MAR
StarSouth Dakota governor vetoes anti-transgender bathroom billNews item summary US (SD) 02 MAR
See also: International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10)-2016-WHO Version for 2016