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The April 19, 2006 vote by the Bloomington City Council provides for voluntary mediation to address complaints of gender-identity discrimination.The ordinance also allows the Bloomington Human Rights Commission (BHRC) to pursue gender-identity complaints selectively as sex-discrimination complaints, with the power to enforce compliance.As a consequence of the report's findings, the UK Government has announced that transgender will be a protected category (along with sex & gender; race & ethnicity; physical or mental disability; religion & faith; age; and sexual orientation) for the new Equalities and Human Rights Commission that starts work in October 2007. December 5, 2006--New York, NY--The New York City Board of Health voted today to reject, in part, a proposal to update New York City’s policy permitting transgender people born in New York City to change the gender on their birth certificates to bring the policy – which has not been updated since 1971 – into line with contemporary medical knowledge and practice.October 2006--Washington, DC--The upcoming General Election on November 7th is poised to tip the balance of LGBT-supportive policymakers in office.
September, 2006--San Francisco, CA--The nation's first bill to address use of panic strategies, the Gwen Araujo Justice for Victims Act (AB 1160), was signed into law today by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The information about the hearing, and the proposed policy, is here.
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Authored by Assemblywoman Sally Lieber and Sponsored by Equality California, the bill puts California firmly on record as opposing a defendant's use of societal bias against their victim in order to decrease their own culpability for a crime.
For more information, visit the Transgender Law Center here. Transgendered inmates push for state-funded sex-change surgery...."People often have a knee-jerk reaction that public money shouldn't be spent on this," said Shannon Minter, a board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute.