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  • Psychiatrist says Puberty Blockers Can Help Young Transgenders 'Fit In'

    08/23/2016 11:21:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 22, 2016 | 2:14 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    According to a Kaiser Health News report, using puberty suppressing drugs not only prevents children from developing secondary sex characteristics, it also can make it far easier for transgender teens to “fit in.” […] The article notes that there is some disagreement within the medical community as to when it is appropriate to start a child on puberty blocking medication. “A study in 2008 found that 43 percent of very young children who experienced gender dysphoria no longer felt that way after adolescence,” the article says. …
  • “All-gender” bathroom bill heads to Jerry Brown

    08/23/2016 6:10:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 22, 2016 | Anshu Siripurapu
    The day after a federal judge blocked the Obama administration’s guidelines regarding bathroom access for transgender students, a bill requiring single-user bathrooms in California to be labeled “all-gender” cleared its final legislative hurdle and is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.
  • U.S. Judge Grants Nationwide Injunction Blocking White House Transgender Policy

    08/22/2016 8:35:38 AM PDT · by Drango · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | Aug 22 '16
    Months after the Obama administration advised school districts that transgender students should be given access to bathrooms based on their gender identity, a federal judge in Texas has blocked the guidance from going into effect — for now. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor has granted a preliminary, nationwide injunction in response to a lawsuit filed by Texas and a number of other states. As we've reported, the lawsuit argues that the guidance from the White House would turn schools "into laboratories for a massive social experiment." The preliminary injunction would mean that, until that lawsuit works its way through the...
  • Caster Semenya wins 800 m: beaten GB finalist Lynsey Sharp criticizes rule change over "obvious"

    08/22/2016 8:23:17 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 45 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/21/2016 | Tom Morgan
    GB runner Lynsey Sharp was at the centre of a row over so-called intersex athletes last night after tearfully admitting it was "difficult" competing against them at Rio 2016.
  • Donald Trump’s Florida Rally: Gay Speaker Slams Obama on Guns, Radical Islam

    08/18/2016 8:17:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | August 17, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Former Orlando mayoral candidate Randy Ross lambasted President Barack Obama’s attempt to blame guns for the Orlando terror attack instead of blaming radical Islam. “While victims were in the hospital, families were grieving, funeral arrangement were being made for the victims, our city mourning, [Obama] turned the conversation into one of gun control” said Ross, a gay speaker who was speaking at Donald Trump’s Aug. 11 rally in Kissimmee, Florida. According to the Advocate, Ross said Obama’s speech wrongly switched the emphasis from the threat of radical Islam to a plea for more gun control for law-abiding citizens.
  • Fed. Mandate: Homeless Shelters Must Admit Transgenders Despite Risks

    08/18/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 16, 2016 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Ahh, how to begin a story about “transgender accommodations” and the government? Well, one could simply look at the issue of “transgender accommodations” as a political economist, and see that the conflict over new rules and laws teaches us something incredibly important about the nature of politics. Let’s take two breaking news items as examples. First, on Aug. 15, Dominic Holden of BuzzFeed reported that the federal General Services Administration (GSA) will post new rules this week commanding 9,200 properties run by the federal government to open their bathrooms to folks according to their “gender identities.” GSA spokesperson Ashley Nash-Hahn told BuzzFeed: This includes all kinds...
  • NY Rabbi Argues for ‘Transgender’ God

    08/16/2016 6:07:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | August 15, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    PLEASANTVILLE, NY (ChurchMilitant.com) - A New York rabbi is claiming God is transgender. In an op-ed published Friday in the New York Times, Rabbi Mark Sameth of the Pleasantville Community Synagogue maintains the Hebrew Bible's "highly elastic" view of gender leaves open the possibility that God Himself is transgender. Citing various examples of pronoun usage found in several passages in Genesis, the rabbi comes to the conclusion that, "counter to everything we grew up believing, the God of Israel — the God of the three monotheistic, Abrahamic religions to which fully half the people on the planet today belong —...
  • Transgender rules for homeless shelters spark firestorm

    08/16/2016 11:52:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | August 16, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Homeless shelters have become the latest battleground in the national debate over transgender rights. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is expected in September to finalize regulations that would allow people to stay in homeless shelters based on the gender they identify with. The proposal has set off a firestorm, pitting LGBT groups against religious organizations that operate many homeless shelters. “Transgender women are women regardless of whether they were born male,” said David Stacy, government affairs director at the Human Rights Campaign. “If you’re a transgender woman and you walk into a homeless shelter and they treat...
  • 51 Illinois Families Ask Court to Suspend School’s Bathroom, Locker Room Policy

    08/16/2016 10:30:12 AM PDT · by milton23 · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/15/16 | Kelsey Harkness
    Adding to the handful of lawsuits involving transgender students across the country, lawyers representing a group of 51 families in a Chicago suburb asked a federal judge to temporarily suspend a school policy that grants a transgender student access to the girls’ restrooms and locker rooms. “Every parent sends their kids to school expecting that the school is going to protect them at the most basic level—their safety, their privacy, their dignity,” Jeremy Tedesco, a lawyer representing the plaintiffs in the case, said after the hearing wrapped on Monday afternoon. “What we’re asking for is a temporary injunction that will...
  • Transgender prisoner sues Florida to get hormone treatments

    08/15/2016 1:31:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 15, 2016
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A transgender prisoner is suing the Florida Department of Corrections, claiming she is being denied hormone treatments that were promised when she pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder. The American Civil Liberties Union filed Reiyn Keohane's suit Monday to force the department to continue hormone treatments she began a month before her September 2013 arrest in Fort Myers.
  • NBA Players Should Boycott Their All-Star Game

    08/15/2016 4:14:01 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 9 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 8/14/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    If the malevolent hypocritical fools in charge of the NBA don’t reverse their decision to pull the 2017 NBA All-Star Game out of the city of Charlotte, every NBA player with a shred of sense of what is good and right should refuse to play in the mid-season contest. As they rush to see who can grovel the most upon the blood- and semen-stained altar that houses the perverse priests and priestesses of the LGBT movement, many of the major U.S. professional sports organizations—but especially the NBA—are taking nearly every opportunity to undermine eternal truths on sex, sexuality, and the...
  • Texas Seeks Temporary Block of Rules for Transgender Students

    08/12/2016 12:11:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | August 12, 2016 | Alexa Ura
    With the first day of school looming, Texas will go to court on Friday and begin pressing its argument that the Obama administration strayed outside the law by ordering public schools to accommodate transgender students. In a case expected to come down to the distinction between sex and gender identity, the state’s lawsuit against the federal government is set for its first hearing Friday morning in Fort Worth, where U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor will hear arguments over Texas’ request for a preliminary injunction. Texas, joined by 10 other states, in May sued the Department of Education over the...
  • Decide For Yourself: Transgender Crime

    08/12/2016 3:39:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Jane Williams/youtube ^ | Published on Aug 11, 2016 | Jane Williams
    Decide For Yourself: Transgender Crime Whenever a woman provides evidence of sexual crimes against women by males who identify as transgender, she can predict the response by transactivists. First, the transactivists will call her a bigot for pointing out the sexual crimes. Next, the transactivists will deny the sexual crimes took place. After that, they’ll deny that the perpetrator is “really transgendered,” and insist he’s a male who “uses” transgender identity to facilitate his crimes. They’ll insist this even when the perpetrators are prominent transactivists who’ve been central to passing laws granting male access to women’s spaces, and even when...
  • Pope Francis Slams Transgenderism: 'Annihilation of Man as Image of God'

    08/09/2016 9:24:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | AUGUST 5, 2016 | James Barrett
    During a closed-door meeting with bishops from Poland last week, Pope Francis denounced the transgender movement, which he said was contributing to the "annihilation of man as image of God." The Pope's comments were included in a transcript released by the Vatican on Tuesday. In the private meeting he warned against the "ideological colonization" of culture by influential activists, particularly those pushing transgenderism on children. During a discussion of the immigration crisis, Francis discussed the concept of the colonization of cultures. "We are experiencing a moment of the annihilation of man as the image of God," he said. "I would...
  • North Carolina Public Schools Create "Gender Unicorn" Illustration for Elementary, Middle, and High

    08/08/2016 6:19:41 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 19 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | Sunday, August 7, 2016
    Meet the gender Unicorn. This was included in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) training presentation on handling transgender issues under the new CMS policy that goes into effect on August 29th. It’s startling enough that the school district feels they have sovereignty to directly disobey state statute as outlined in HB2, but some of the stuff in here is shocking. Check out some of these quotes: 1. Parental involvement dependent on student’s permission: “Involvement of parents in the plan is determined in working with the student, considering the student’s age and health, wellbeing and safety concerns” (pg. 34). 2. Students can...
  • LA Mayor: Trump victory could turn off IOC voters to '24 bid

    08/06/2016 7:01:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 133 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 6, 2016 7:50 PM EDT | Stephen Wilson
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti acknowledged Saturday that the results of November’s U.S. presidential election could weigh heavily on his city’s chances of hosting the 2024 Olympics, saying that a victory by Donald Trump could turn off IOC voters. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Garcetti also said Los Angeles could offer “the last, best hope” for the United States to host the Summer Olympics again before the American people begin “tuning out” from the games. Garcetti, a 45-year-old Democrat and supporter of Hillary Clinton, is in Brazil to observe the Rio de Janeiro Games and pitch his...
  • At Olympics, Trans Women Will Be Tested For Testosterone Levels, Trans Men Get A Pass

    08/05/2016 9:57:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 5, 2016 | 3:28 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    The headlines about the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics shout out that for the first time a transgender woman will be featured in the event. But in an article posted on the Telesur website, the push for genderless games does not mean transgender men and transgender women will be treated equally. The last paragraph of the article reveals that male to female athletes will be tested, but female to male persons will not. …
  • Breyer joins conservative justices in telling 17-year-old girl she’s a girl

    08/04/2016 8:55:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/04/16 | Dan Calabrese
    No men's room for her. For now. How insane have we become when it’s major news that one - count him, one - liberal Supreme Court Justice is willing to kinda sorta almost acknowledge that a 17-year-old girl doesn’t stop being a girl just because she says she wants to? Pretty darn insane, and actually Steven Breyer didn’t even do that yesterday. He did join his conservative colleagues in a 5-3 ruling that declines to order the Gloucester County school board to let “Gavin” Grimm use the men’s room. But according to Reuters, Breyer “he did so as a courtesy...
  • March of the male mums: Sex-change men to give birth on NHS... with three British men

    08/04/2016 12:45:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 30, 2016 | Sanchez Manning and Stephen Adams
    Women having sex changes on the NHS are being given free fertility treatment so they can have babies after they become men. At least three British men who were born female are ‘on the brink’ of becoming parents using IVF techniques, according to a top doctor. And dozens more are now having their eggs frozen at NHS clinics before undergoing surgery or hormone therapy to switch sex.
  • The transgender woman wanting to rejoin the Orange Order

    08/03/2016 7:00:15 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 August 2016 | Peter Coulter
    The city of Belfast in Northern Ireland is gearing up for its annual gay pride parade this weekend. But what are the challenges that face LGBT people living in Northern Ireland where sexual identity and politics always seem to clash. Peter Coulter has been to meet a transgender woman living in Belfast, who would like to rejoin the Orange Order.
  • All-gender restroom at Democratic convention a hit with delegates

    07/29/2016 5:57:48 AM PDT · by kevcol · 69 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 28, 2016 | Adam Gabbatt
    An all-gender bathroom at the Democratic national convention was seeing plenty of visitors on Thursday. Even some famous ones. "When both of us walked in," said Nikki Nice, referring to a friend who was hurriedly walking away from this reporter, "Reverend Jesse Jackson was coming out of the stalls." "We were like: 'Ahhh'," Nice said. "Just experiencing Reverend Jesse Jackson coming out of a stall – that just speaks everything about what an all-gender restroom really is about. So I'll take that any day."
  • Amber Tamblyn Has A Lot to Learn About Trans Women's Reproductive Rights

    07/26/2016 7:07:24 PM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 26, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Following a 30-minute conversation on "intersectionality" and millennial feminism, a reporter asked the (DNC) panel for its thoughts on reproductive rights and women's health issues for men who ascribe to a female gender identity. Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor at-large, said the issue of men who identify as women getting abortions is all about "elevated consciousness." . . When asked if trans women are "being denied their reproductive rights" Pressley was stumped. "You got me on that one." Tamblyn chimed in, arguing that the reproductive rights of trans women are at the forefront of the conversation at Planned Parenthood,...
  • Macy’s Fires Catholic Over Transgender Bathroom Incident

    07/25/2016 4:17:33 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    A senior store detective at Macy’s has been fired from his job after he intervened when a female customer reported that a man entered the women’s bathroom. After he was asked to leave the restroom, the man complained saying he believes he is really a female. The woman and her daughter were frightened by the man’s presence. The case is now before the New York State Division of Human Rights, reports the ChurchMilitant.com.
  • Cities bidding for NCAA games must submit details on discrimination

    07/23/2016 2:56:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rick Rothacker
    The NCAA on Friday said cities looking to host future championship games must submit details by Aug. 12 about how they will protect participants from discrimination, a move that could hurt North Carolina's chances of landing future games. The announcement came one day after the NBA said it was moving the 2017 All-Star Weekend from Charlotte over a controversial North Carolina law known as House Bill 2. Cities that have already been awarded games will face a separate questionnaire deadline, which will be determined later, the NCAA said. [Snip] Cities bidding for games now must complete a questionnaire from the...
  • Macy’s fires Catholic employee for questioning transgender bathroom policy

    07/22/2016 11:00:16 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 37 replies
    Life Site ^ | Jul 21, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    FLUSHING, New York, July 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Macy’s department store has fired a Catholic employee because he questioned their transgender bathroom policy, even though he says he told his employer he would enforce the policy. Back in May, Javier Chavez, a senior store detective at Macy’s Flushing, New York, location got a phone call about a male accessing the ladies room along with a female. A female customer and her daughter were afraid to enter the restroom due the male’s presence there, and a security guard reporting to Chavez directed the man to leave and use the men’s room....
  • Questions raised about Pentagon’s new sex change manual. Wait… what?

    07/18/2016 7:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 18, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Ah, I remember my own days in the military fondly, but one of the biggest adjustments we had to make was learning that there was a set of instructions for doing everything from operating heavy machinery to washing your socks. Hey… that’s just military life for you. There’s always a manual to be referred to and if you get confused, there’s a manual listing all of the manuals. Take for example the rules about getting a sex change operation. You’ll want to make sure that you’ve checked in with the correct sources and… Wait a minute. What was that again?...
  • Calling All Free Republic Members in Northern Virginia!

    07/16/2016 6:12:00 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 9 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | July 14, 2016
    Fairfax County Public Schools Transgender Policy: Protest July 21 outside Gatehouse Administration Center -- 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA ... On Thursday, July 21, the Fairfax County School Board will discuss the new transgender "guidelines" which will go into effect in fall 2016. The "guidelines" include language which could eviscerate free speech for FCPS students, both in and out of school. It also opens up private facilities such as restrooms, showers, and locker rooms to anyone, regardless of biological gender, as long as the person claims to "identify" with the gender that the facility serves. Unlike the regular meeting,...
  • Transgender woman arrested in voyeurism incident at Idaho Target

    07/13/2016 6:56:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    FOx News ^ | July 12,2016
    An Idaho man who told police he identifies as a woman was arrested Tuesday after allegedly taking photos of a woman in a Target fitting room, officials said. Sean Patrick Smith, 43, was allegedly dressed in women’s clothing when he entered the fitting room in the women’s section of the store in Ammon on Monday, East Idaho News reported. Smith, also known as Shauna Patricia Smith, then began taking pictures of a woman in the changing stall next to him, police said. “The woman was begging for help as she chased the man out the door,” a witness told East...
  • Transgender bathroom case reaches Supreme Court

    07/13/2016 12:42:48 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 13, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    A Virginia school board filed an emergency appeal Wednesday to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking for a stay of a lower-court ruling forcing it to regulate school bathrooms on the basis of gender identity.
  • Trans ‘woman’ accused of filming female shopper in Target dressing room

    07/13/2016 7:49:27 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 25 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 7/13/16 | Victor Skinner
    Target’s commitment to an “inclusive experience” for its customers provided the means for a transgendered Idaho Falls “woman” to snap shots of a woman while she tried on clothes in a store dressing room. Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a store in Ammon Monday after a customer reported that someone was taking pictures of her in the dressing room with a cell phone while she was changing, the Idaho Falls Post Register reports. The woman confronted the culprit, who fled on foot, according to a police statement.
  • Transgender Person Arrested For Taking Pictures Of Woman In Target Dressing Room

    07/13/2016 7:38:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 7-13-2016 | PETER HASSON
    Idaho police arrested a man -- who identifies as a transgender woman -- on one count of felony voyeurism Tuesday after he took pictures of a woman while she was changing clothes in a Target dressing room, the Post Register reported. Sheriff's deputies arrested 43-year-old Sean Patrick Smith, who reportedly identifies as Shauna Patricia Smith, the day after he was spotted reaching over the changing room wall with a cell phone taking pictures of a woman who was trying on clothes. The victim confronted Smith, who then ran out of the store. The alleged incident took place on Monday. Authorities...
  • Two-thirds of Americans oppose government forcing transgender bathrooms: Poll

    07/13/2016 4:35:09 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 12, 2016 | Ben Johnson
    Two-thirds of Americans reject transgender "bathroom bills" like the Obama administration's controversial federal guidance forcing public schools to allow transgender students to use the intimate facilities and overnight accommodations of their preferred gender, according to a new poll released today. WPA Opinion Research found that 66 percent of all adults – including 55 percent of Millennials – say they oppose or strongly oppose the “government forcing schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations to open the showers, changing facilities, locker rooms, and bathrooms designated for women and girls, to biological males and vice versa.” The survey, which polled 1,012 adults, found that...
  • Ten more states file suit against Obama’s transgender bathroom nonsense

    07/11/2016 12:48:36 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/11/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Twenty-one states and counting Question: Let’s say a federal court orders the Obama Administration to release funds to states that don’t comply with Obama’s transgender bathroom nonsense, on the premise that Obama doesn’t have the power to make that a condition for receiving federal funds. Let’s say Obama just doesn’t bother to release the funds. Who can make him
  • 2 Transgender Women Make History With Congressional Primary Wins

    07/10/2016 9:47:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jennifer Bendery
    WASHINGTON — Transgender women won two congressional primary races Tuesday night — and made history as the first trans people to become major candidates for the U.S. House or Senate. Utah voters chose Misty Snow (D) to run against Sen. Mike Lee (R) in November. In Colorado, voters backed Misty Plowright (D) to take on Rep. Doug Lamborn (R). It’s a long shot for either to get elected. Utah is a solidly Republican state, and Lamborn’s district in Colorado is extremely conservative. Still, it’s a positive sign that transgender candidates aren’t just out there, they can also succeed. “In what...
  • Reality Fluid

    07/10/2016 8:10:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Hundreds of innocent people have been slaughtered by IslamoNazis, our national debt is greater than our GDP, and much of the national political dialogue is about men who “identify” as women and vice versa, and which pronouns we must use to address them. We’re insane. I don’t claim to be an expert on what it’s like to be transgendered, but I also don’t care. I don’t give one steaming pile of damn how you want to, or feel compelled to, live your life as long as you don’t hurt anyone else and I don’t have to subsidize it. As far...
  • Massachusetts’ Republican gov. signs transgender bathroom bill

    07/09/2016 5:39:18 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 64 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 8, 2016 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, July 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Republican governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, has signed a law that would allow members of one biological sex to use the showers, restrooms, and other private facilities of the opposite sex. The law, which goes into effect on October 1, adds the phrase “gender identity” to state anti-discrimination laws, placing sexual identity on par with immutable characteristics such as race and sex. It would require “any public accommodation...without limitation” to open formerly sex-segregated facilities to members of the opposite biological sex. In June, lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have barred sex...
  • D.C. Has Highest Transgender Identification Rate in Nation

    07/06/2016 10:13:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 6, 2016 | 11:31 AM EDT | Alex Grubbs
    Washington, D.C. has the highest rate of transgender-identifying residents in the country, according to a recently released study by the The Williams Institute, which is associated with the University of California/Los Angeles School of Law. Of the estimated 1.4 million transgender-identifying individuals in the United States, about 14,550 — or 2.77 percent of the total — reside in D.C., according to the think tank, which specializes in “sexual orientation and gender identity law”. The District of Columbia “had a notably high percentage of transgender-identified adults (2.8%) and is considered an outlier due to its unique geographic (urban) and demographic profile,”...
  • Church sues Iowa to stop application of transgender rules

    07/06/2016 11:08:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    <p>A church in Des Moines has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to strike down as unconstitutional a portion of a 2007 Iowa law and a similar Des Moines city code section that could apply transgender bathroom rules to churches.</p> <p>The Fort Des Moines Church of Christ filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court in Des Moines against the Iowa Civil Rights Commission and the city. The church asks for an order that keeps the state and the city from enforcing the rules that would allow biological males who identify as women from using women's bathrooms, showers or changing rooms and the same for females identifying as men.</p>
  • Sign the petition to repeal the FCPS destructive transgender policy!

    Recently, Fairfax County parents started a petition urging the school board to reconsider their reckless and politically motivated "nondiscrimination" policy, which opens up previously private and gender-segregated facilities such as bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers to anyone, regardless of biological gender. I think that this petition is slightly moderate (a person cannot biologically change their gender), but the parents who created this petition are definitely right in that the policy is severely flawed. The petition is available at this link: https://www.change.org/p/school-board-for-fairfax-county-public-schools-respect-all-student-rights-in-the-fcps-gender-identity-non-discrimination-policy
  • Iowa: ´Some´ churches must comply with transgender bathroom laws

    07/05/2016 2:46:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/5/16 | Todd Starnes
    Is a church a place of public accommodation and if so – are congregations required to follow anti-discrimination laws regarding gender and sexual orientation? That’s the issue raised by a brochure published by the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. They contend that any church that opens its doors to the public would be required to comply with sexual orientation and gender identity laws. It’s unclear when the Commission’s brochure was published, but it clearly outlines their interpretation of the 2007 Iowa Civil Rights Act – known as Iowa Code
  • Millions in Tax Dollars Will Go to Military's 'Gender Transition Operations'

    07/05/2016 12:27:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 1, 2016 10:32am ET | Thomas Murray
    Our tax money will soon go to soldiers so they can have “gender transition surgery.” According to a statement released on Thursday from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, transgender individuals will now be able to enroll openly in the U.S. Armed Forces. Their gender dysphoria will now be treated like every other medical condition. According to the Associated Press, Carter wanted to rescind the ban on transgenders serving in the Armed Forces last July, allegedly calling such a ban “outdated.” He ordered a six-month study—later extended—which would considered medical and scientific research on the subject. The study also hosted discussions...
  • McCain Promises Hearings on Military's New Transgender Policy, Including the Cost

    07/01/2016 7:06:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 1, 2016 | 9:30 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees say they want answers from the Obama administration on its new transgenders-in-the-military policy. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is questioning whether transgender troops will meet military readiness requirements. And Sen. John McCain, his Senate counterpart, is promising hearings on the matter. “It’s very hard for me right now to make a judgment,” McCain told Fox News on Thursday. “I will be calling up the chiefs of the services, those men in uniform who are the heads of the military, and asking their views,...
  • Pentagon’s Transgender Policy Defies Common Sense

    07/01/2016 6:29:20 AM PDT · by milton23 · 30 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/30/2016 | Roger Severino
    On Thursday, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that the U.S. military is dropping its policy of treating male and female troops according to their biology—to be replaced by a policy based on a radical new gender ideology. This change was not precipitated by military needs but by political correctness. After all, the military is not stretched so thin that it must make special accommodations to help attract the estimated 0.6 percent of Americans who self-identify as transgender in order to effectively fight and win our wars.
  • Estimate of U.S. Transgender Population Doubles to 1.4 Million Adults (NYT alert)

    07/01/2016 4:21:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 30, 2016 | JAN HOFFMAN
    About 1.4 million adults in the United States identify as transgender, double a widely used previous estimate, according to an analysis based on new federal and state data. As the national debate escalates over accommodations for transgender people, the new figure, though still just 0.6 percent of the adult population, is likely to raise questions about the sufficiency of services to support a population that may be larger than many policy makers assumed. “There’s a saying: ‘You don’t count in policy circles until someone counts you,’” said Gary J. Gates, a demographer and former research director of the group that...
  • Pentagon Ends Ban on Transgender Soldiers

    06/30/2016 1:06:40 PM PDT · by Enchante · 69 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 30, 2016 | Staff
    The Pentagon announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and can meet our standards should be afforded the opportunity to compete to do so.” .... Under the new policy, by Oct. 1, transgender troops should be able to receive medical care and begin formally changing their gender identifications in the Pentagon’s personnel system. And a year...
  • Army approves uniform modifications for Furries (Satire)

    06/30/2016 9:14:57 AM PDT · by rey · 23 replies
    Duffleblog ^ | 30 April
    WASHINGTON — The US Army’s ongoing efforts to be more open and accepting has expanded this week to include another historically marginalized group: Furries. According to sources close to acting Army Secretary John McHugh, the Army will soon announce a set of uniform accommodations for these soldiers, who fetishize animal costumes. “We are committed to allowing these people to follow their religion or their hearts or the voices in their fillings, or whatever the hell it is that drives them to dress and act this way,” said the source, who requested anonymity on the grounds that he didn’t want his...
  • Two transgender candidates win in Democratic primaries

    06/29/2016 3:33:19 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 33 replies
    The New York Posts ^ | 6/29/2016 | David K. Li
    Two transgender women — both named Misty — won Democratic nominations for Congress on Tuesday, becoming the first transgender politicians to ever win major-party nominations. Utah grocery store cashier Misty Snow will take on incumbent Sen. Mike Lee in November, while IT consultant Misty Plowright is set to challenge US Rep. Doug Lamborn in Colorado’s 5th Congressional District. Snow, a liberal Bernie Sanders supporter, defeated marriage therapist Jonathan Swinton, a moderate Democrat who campaigned for limitations on abortion rights.
  • U.S. Set to Lift Ban on Openly Transgender Troops (July 1)

    06/24/2016 4:35:20 PM PDT · by drewh · 129 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 6:29 PM ET | Katy Steinmetz
    The Defense Department has been reviewing the policy for nearly a year Nearly a year ago, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the U.S. military’s ban on the open service of transgender troops was “outdated” and promised the policy would be reviewed. Advocacy groups had grown impatient in the early months of this year, but a report late Friday indicates their wait is almost over. USA Today, citing an unnamed Department of Defense official, reports the ban will end on July 1 and that Pentagon officials are gathering to finalize the details in the coming days. Individual branches of the...
  • University of Arizona launching a transgender studies program (first in nation)

    06/23/2016 2:10:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Hypeline ^ | June 23, 2016 | Nick Cocca
    The taxpayer funded University of Arizona will become the first university in America to offer a transgender studies program. The program is set to launch by fall of 2017, and will grant master’s degrees. The school's program will focus on sex, gender, cultural issues, political issues, and the life experiences of transgender people. This new program will be the result of the university’s Transgender Studies Initiative, introduced in 2013. The school has also hired three new professors to teach in the program, and plans to hire a fourth. "The three people who had been hired were all white, and we...
  • After Orlando, some businesses stress LGBT inclusivity moves

    06/23/2016 9:28:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2016 11:10 AM EDT | Joyce M. Rosenberg
    Some small business owners already working to make their companies more welcoming to LGBT employees say the massacre at a gay dance club in Orlando gives them an impetus to make more changes. “I’ve committed to myself and within our executive team to redouble our efforts to create a safer, kinder, more accepting workplace,” says Frank Maylett, CEO of RizePoint, a company that makes software to help restaurant owners, hotel operators and retailers manage multiple locations. RizePoint had already taken steps like providing health and other benefits to employees’ domestic partners and removing gender references in its handbook so that...