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2017

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October 2017

US court blocks Trump's transgender military ban News item summaryUS (DC) 31 OCT
• Memorandum Opinion: Jane Doe 1, et al v. Donald Trump, et al. No. 17-1597 (CKK) PDF 280.45kb 30 OCT 17
California legally recognizes third gender option News item summary US (CA) 16 OCT
Federal court finds sex discrimination laws protect transgender peopleNews item summary US (CA) 13 OCT
• Order: Katharine Prescott v. Rady Children's Hospital No. 16-cv-02408 PDF 478.01kb 27 SEP 17
Greece passes gender recognition law News item summary GR 12 OCT
British transgender woman given residency in 'safer' New Zealand News item summary NZ 12 OCT
New California law allows jail time for using wrong gender pronoun, sponsor denies that would happen News item summary US (CA) 09 OCT
Finland's First Pregnant Man Reportedly Faces Battle for Social Benefits News item summary FI 08 OCT

November 2017

Civil Status Law Must Allow a Third Gender Option News item summary DE 08 NOV
• Order (in German): Constitutional complaint against the refusal to register the sex of intersex persons with the designation "inter" or "divers" in the birth register ("third sex") 1 BvR 2019/16 HTML 10 OCT 17
Saskatchewan judge denies Forsberg's request for removal of gender marker from ID News item summary CA (SK) 01 NOV
Transgender sailor files petition in Delhi HC after being discharged from Navy News item summary IN 01 NOV

December 2017

July 2017

Missouri appeals court rules against transgender student News item summary US (MO) 31 JUL
• Opinion: R.M.A v. Blue Springs R-IV School & Anor. No. WD80005 PDF 18 JUL 17
A Landmark Lawsuit About An Intersex Baby’s Genital Surgery Just Settled For $440,000 News item summary 27 JUL
• Order Approving Settlement on Behalf of a Minor: Pamela and John Mark Crawford v. Medical University of South Carolina & et al. No. 13-CP-40-02877 PDF 282.84kb 24 JUL 17
Trump to ban transgender U.S. military personnel, reversing Obama News item summary US 26 JUL
Chris Christie signs two pro-transgender bills into law News item summary US (NJ) 24 JUL
Marriage annulled after husband's sex change News item summary SG 18 JUL
Congress votes against ban on U.S. military funding of 'sex change' surgeries News item summary US 13 JUL
Transgender inmate will get treatments News item summary US (PA) 11 JUL
• Temporary Restraining Order: Sparkles Wilson a/k/a Steven Fritz v. Lackawanna County, et al. No. 3:17-CV-1191 PDF 142.69kb 08 JUL 17
This baby is the first to be officially identified as agender News item summary CA (BC) 04 JUL
Turkish authorities ban transgender rights march in Istanbul News item summary TR 01 JUL

August 2017

Singaporeans in UAE Have Sentence Reduced News item summary AE 30 AUG
Judge Says Richard Simmons Can’t Sue Over Enquirer’s Transgender Claim News item summary US (CA) 30 AUG
• Opinion: Richard Simmons v. American Media, Inc., et al No. BC660633 HTML 30 AUG 17
Victory! EEOC Finds Evidence of Job Discrimination by Walmart Against TLDEF Client in North Carolina News item summary US (NC) 29 AUG
• Determination: Charlene Bost v. Sam's East Inc. No. 430-2014-01900 PDF 10.51MB 04 AUG 17
UAE Jails Two Singaporeans for Dressing 'Feminine' News item summary AE 29 AUG
Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN Sue President Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Service Ban News item summary US 28 AUG
• Complaint: Ryan Karnoski, et al. v. Donald J Trump, et al. No. 2:17-cv-01297 PDF 230.45kb 28 AUG 17
Illinois Governor Rauner signs transgender birth certificate bill News item summary US (IL) 25 AUG
It’s official: Trump directs Pentagon to enact trans military ban News item summary US 25 AUG
• Presidential Memorandum: Military Service by Transgender Individuals Presidential Memorandum: HTML 25 AUG 17
Minister Hussen announces major step forward in gender equality by making changes to passports and immigration documents News item summary CA 24 AUG
Transgender girl, 9, looks forward to 'more serene life' News item summary MT 20 AUG
Anonymity Accorded for Legal Name, Gender Changes News item summary US (IN) 17 AUG
• Opinion: In re the Name Change of A.L. and In re the Name Change of L.S. No. 79A02-1703-MI-473 PDF 160.17kb 10 AUG 17
Governor Cuoma Takes Decisive Action to Ensure Insurance Coverage for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals News item summary US (NY) 16 AUG
• Letter: Insurance Circular Letter No. 12 (2017) PDF 121.10kb 16 AUG 17
School Settles for 120K with Transgender Child's Parents in Discrimination Case News item summary US (MN) 08 AUG 17
EEOC determines Walmart violated Civil Rights Act and discriminated against transgender employee News item summary US (FL) 07 AUG
• Letter of Determination" Jessica Robison and Sam's East Inc. (Sam's Club) No. 511-2015-01402 PDF 3.76MB 26 JUL 16
Nepali couple registers 'first transgender marriage' News item summary NP 05 AUG
Major U.S. transgender case remanded after student graduates News item summary US (VA) 03 AUG
• Opinion: Gavin Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board No. 15-2056 PDF 28.76kb 03 AUG 17
Transgender Chinese Man Wins Groundbreaking Job Discrimination Lawsuit News item summary CN 01 AUG
Settled: Lawsuit Forces An End To School District's Anti-Transgender Bathroom Policy News item summary US (PA) 01 AUG
• Joint Motion for Consent Judgment: Juliet Evancho, et al. v. Pine-Richland School District, et al. No. 2:16-cv-01537-MRH PDF 263.94kb 01 AUG 17

September 2017

A&E Tire Sued By EEOC for Sex-Based Discrimination Against Transgender Applicant News item summary US (CO) 29 SEP
Groundbreaking transgender judgment in Botswana News item summary BW 29 SEP
Transgenders will now be given identity cards News item summary PK 27 SEP
German Court Rules Transgender Man Can’t Be His Biological Child’s Father News item summary DE 27 SEP
• Decision (in German): Matter of Oscar Muller No. XII ZB 660/14 PDF 173.69kb 06 SEP 17
The Montana Supreme Court Rules in Favor of the ACLU of Montana's Legal Sufficiency Challenge to Anti-LGBTQ Initiative News item summary US (MT) 19 SEP
• Opinion: ACLU of Montana Foundation, Inc. v. The State of Montana and Ors OP-17-0449 PDF 292.47kb 19 SEP 17
Cisgender Students Lose Round in Bathroom Dispute News item summary US (PA) 14 SEP
• Memorandum Opinion: Joel Doe v. Boyertown Area School District et al. No. 17-1249 PDF 556.27kb 25 AUG 17
Malta introduces ‘X’ gender marker in official documents News item summary MT 08 SEP
Major victory for transgender marriage in Cape High Court News item summary ZA 07 SEP
• Judgment: KOS, MMC, et al. v. Minister of Home Affairs, et al. [2017] ZAWCHC 90 PDF 453.32kb 06 SEP 17

April 2017

New Brunswick trans-rights bills pass final reading News item summary CA (NB) 28 APR
Judge: California must allow transgender inmates' earrings News item summary US (CA) 28 APR
Appeals court reinstates transgender man's lawsuit against Jersey City police News item summary US (NJ) 28 APR
• Opinion: Shakeem Malik Holmes v. Jersey City Police Department A-1634-15T3 PDF 63.59kb 27 APR 17
Yukon government introduces trans-rights bill News item summary CA (YT) 26 APR
Sandoval signs law for transgender ID in foster, court care News item summary US (NV) 11 APR
India's government just declared trans people can use whichever public toilet they want News item summary IN 06 APR
European court: Forced sterilization of trans people violates human rights News item summary EU (FR) 06 APR
• Judgment (in French): A.P., Garcon and Nicot v. France Nos.79885/12, 52471/13 et 52596/13 HTML 06 APR 17
Madras HC directs TN govt to build public toilets for transgenders News item summary IN (TN) 04 APR

May 2017

U.S. appeals court sides with transgender student in bathroom case News item summary US (WI) 30 MAY
• Opinion: Ashton Whitaker, et al. v. Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 Board of Education, et al. No. 16-3522 PDF 303.96kb 30 MAY 17
Loophole in Rules on Transgender Troops Denies 2 Their Commissions News item summary US (DC) 26 MAY
Mom who sued trans daughter for starting gender confirmation without her permission loses lawsuit News item summary US (MN) 25 MAY
• Memorandum and Order: Calgaro v. St. Louis County et al No. 16-cv-3919 (PAM/LIB) PDF 87.70kb 25 MAY 17
Belgium - New Gender Recognition Law with obstacles News item summary BE 24 MAY
Portugal will ban surgeries on intersex babies News item summary PT 19 MAY
Breakthrough for Trans Civil Rights Protections News item summary US (PA) 19 MAY
• Opinion: Blatt v. Cabela's Retail 5:14-cv-04822-JLS PDF 308.08kb 18 MAY 17
Oregon Enacts Law to Ease Transgender Changes in Birth Records News item summary US (OR) 18 MAY
Latin Kings member sentenced for killing transgender girlfriend after friend found out her gender identity News item summary US (MS) 15 MAY
• Plea Agreement: United States v. Joshua Brandon Vallum No. 1:16-cr-00114-LG-RHW PDF 2.11MB 02 NOV 16
Landmark transgender bill passes Oregon Legislature News item summary US (OR) 12 MAY
Oregon moves toward allowing third gender option on drivers' licenses News item summary US (OR) 11 MAY
French court rejects neutral gender on official documents News item summary FR 04 MAY
• Judgment (in French): M.D. v. Orleans Court of Appeal No Q1617189 PDF 85.50kb 04 MAY 17

June 2017

Pentagon delays acceptance of transgender recruits and officers News item summary US (DC) 30 JUN
Transgender student bill passes, heads to Christie's desk News item summary US (NK) 29 JUN
• Bill: Assembly, No. 4652 PDF 137.90kb 30 JUN 17
New Jersey judge grants transgender 17-year-old's name change News item summary US (NJ) 29 JUN
• Opinion: Janet Sacklow v. Richard Betts No. FM-12-1502-07C PDF PDF 147.49kb 28 JUN 17
Madras High Court allows plea by transgender for gender change in school records News item summary IN 27 JUN
• Order: K.Gowtham Subramaniyam v. The Controller of Examination Anna University, et al. No. 7536 of 2017 PDF 58.39kb 01 JUN 17
Surgery still mandated for transgenders to exercise fundamental rights News item summary IN 25 JUN
First passport issued with gender-neutral 'X' option News item summary PK 24 JUN
Human Rights Watch Country Profiles: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity News item summary INTNL 23 JUN
Fired transgender teacher loses appeal to have human rights complaint heard News item summary CA (AB) 23 JUN
• Memorandum of Judgment: Jan Buterman v. The Board of Trustees of the Greater St. Albert Roman Catholic Separate School Board District No. 734 and Anor. 1603-0104-AC PDF 918.40kb 23 JUN 17
Non-Binary Gender License Option Will Start Next Week News item summary US (DC) 21 JUN
Oregon becomes first state to allow nonbinary on drivers license News item summary US (OR) 15 JUN
Yukon passes trans-rights bill News item summary CA (YT) 14 JUN
Ontario Passes Law to Take Children From Parents Who Oppose''Gender Expression'' News item summary CA (ON) 07 JUN
• Act: Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017 Bill No. 89 PDF 1.39MB 01 JUN 17
Health club wins key ruling in lawsuit over transgender News item summary US (MI) 02 JUN
• Opinion: Yvette N Cormier v. PF Fitness et al. No. 331286 PDF 117.00kb 01 JUN 17
Bill Passes to Make It Easier for Transgender Individuals to Modify Birth Certificates News item summary US (IL) 01 JUN 17

January 2017

StarSweden to stop calling transgender people 'mentally ill' News item summary SE 29 JAN
StarOn his final day, Obama made it easier for transgender immigrants to get documents in order News item summary US (FED) 26 JAN
• Policy Memorandum: Revision of Adjudicator’s Field Manual Subchapter 10.22 - Change of Gender Designation on Documents Issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services PM-602-0141 PDF 84.53kb 19 JAN 17
StarAppeals Court Tells Judge to Allow Transgender Name Changes News item summary US (GA) 20 JAN
• Opinion: In Re Feldhaus, In Re Baumert A16A1770, A17A0041 PDF 74.40kb 20 JAN 17
StarTrans Employee Can Sue If Surgery Benefits Refused News item summary US (TX) 19 JAN
• Memorandum Opinion and Order: Charlize Marie Baker v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., et al. No. 3:15-CV-3679-D PDF 40.59kb 13 JAN 17
StarMother loses custody of teen son because he is 'too effeminate' News item summary IT 11 JAN
StarOn court's order, Pakistan to count its transgenders News item summary PK 09 JAN
StarCalifornia pays for inmate's gender reassignment surgery News item summary US (CA) 06 JAN
StarCourt of appeal overturns ruling on sex change case News item summary MY 05 JAN
StarDistrict of Columbia Council approves LGBT-related bills News item summary US (DC) 04 JAN
StarChina: Limited victory for man in transgender dismissal case News item summary CN 03 JAN

February 2017

StarJudge issues injunction against Pennsylvania district in transgender case News item summary US (PA) 28 FEB
• Opinion: Juliet Evancho, et al. v. Pine-Richland School District, et a. No. 2:16-01537 PDF 4.32MB 27 FEB 17
StarCross-dressing case likely heading to the CCJ News item summary GY 28 FEB
StarTrump administration withdraws federal protections for transgender students News item summary US 23 FEB
• Department of Justice: Dear Colleague Letter PDF 397.53kb 22 FEB 17
Star'Hypocrite' Trump axed transgender protections just days after claiming to support LGBT rights News item summary US (FED) 13 FEB

March 2017

Valencia Allows Self-Determination of Gender Identity News item summary ES (VC) 31 MAR
• Law (in Spanish): : Ley Integral de Identidad de Genero PDF 256.13kb 22 FEB 17
StarNorth Carolina governor signs bill replacing transgender bathroom law News item summary US (NC) 30 MAR
StarJudge grants person the right to be genderless in landmark ruling News item summary US (OR) 26 MAR
StarTransgender refuses to grant divorce, claims he is a woman News item summary IL 20 MAR
StarTwo men in Tunisia sent to prison for owning women's clothing and make-up News item summary TN 16 MAR
StarNunavut passes trans-rights law News item summary CA (NU) 14 MAR
StarDistrict court tosses transgender man’s name-change suit News item summary US (IN) 13 MAR
• Order: John Doe v. Michael Pence, et al. No. 1:16-cv-02431-JMS-DML PDF 234.41kb 13 MAR 17
StarSchool principal violated the rights of transgender learner, says Equality Court News item summary ZA 13 MAR
StarNew Jersey Boy Scouts to pay $18K to transgender boy News item summary US (NJ) 03 MAR
StarAmnesty slams Denmark for transgender discrimination News item summary DK 03 MAR
StarMadrid judge backs ban on Catholic group's anti-transgender bus News item summary ES 02 MAR
StarSaudi Police Allegedly Torture Transgender Duo To Death News item summary SA 01 MAR
StarSupreme Court Vacates Fourth Circuit Transgender Ruling News item summary US (VA) 06 MAR
• Order List: 580 U.S.:Monday, March 6, 2017 PDF 221.44kb 06 MAR 17
See also: International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10)-2017-WHO Version for 2017