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  • Weekly Update: BIG Court Victory on Clinton Emails and Benghazi

    01/19/2019 9:37:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 18, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Court Orders Discovery to Begin on Clinton Email / Benghazi Scandals Documents Detail Nancy Pelosi’s CODEL Travel in 2015 U.S. Doles Out Millions to Costa Rica & Mozambique During Shutdown The Murder Epidemic in Indian Country Now We’re Providing Sex-Change Surgery to Convicted Child Sex Abusers Court Orders Discovery to Begin on Clinton Email / Benghazi Scandals Last week, I reported to you that we had submitted a court-ordered discovery plan for the depositions of several top former government officials involved in the Clinton email scandal, including Obama administration senior officials Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Jacob Sullivan, and FBI...
  • Netflix Pulls Production of ‘OBX’ From North Carolina Over State’s Trans Bathroom Law

    01/12/2019 8:39:19 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 11, 2018 | Jon Levine and Jennifer Maas
    Netflix has canceled plans to produce an upcoming series titled “OBX” in North Carolina after lingering concerns about the state’s trans bathroom law, a person familiar with the matter told TheWrap Friday. The network instead plans to host production in neighboring South Carolina, in a decision that was described as “final.” The series has not been officially announced by Netflix and the company declined to comment on the matter. TheWrap has confirmed that 10 episodes of the show have already been picked up by the network and shooting is expected to begin in the spring. The show is a creation...
  • UC San Diego starts referring to Latinos and Latinas as Latinx in key cultural shift

    12/03/2018 10:24:05 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 30 replies
    San Siego Union-Tribune ^ | 12-2-18 | Gary Robbins
    UC San Diego has begun using new words to refer to Latinos and Chicanos in a move that reflects the profound change that’s occurring nationally in the way many people define their gender and sexuality. The “gender specific” terms Latino and Chicano are being selectively replaced with Latinx and Chicanx to promote acceptance of virtually anyone who falls under the headings. The change is being promoted by students, social justice activists and the LGBT community, which are trying to get people to look beyond conventional notions of gender, sex and appearance. As broadly used, Latino refers to people of Latin...
  • VANITY: Routine Maintenance of Automatic Transmissions (Hypothetical)

    11/25/2018 12:30:57 PM PST · by OKSooner · 32 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11-25-2018 | Vanity
    One is finding conflicting information and recommendations regarding routine maintenance of automatic transmissions. We're talking regular automobiles and light trucks here. Dealerships want to sell a "BG" flush package, where the transmission is supposedly flushed out with a pressurized system. Others recommend a more conventional approach, where a technician drains the fluid, drops the pan, pulls the filter, cleans everything up without a high-pressure hose, checks for ugly stuff, and then puts it all back together with a new filter and seals, and of course tests it... Others advocate just draining however much fluid can be drained out and then...
  • My New Vagina Won’t Make Me Happy

    11/24/2018 4:56:51 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 158 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2018 | Andrea Long Chu
    Next Thursday, I will get a vagina. The procedure will last around six hours, and I will be in recovery for at least three months. Until the day I die, my body will regard the vagina as a wound; as a result, it will require regular, painful attention to maintain. This is what I want, but there is no guarantee it will make me happier. In fact, I don’t expect it to. That shouldn’t disqualify me from getting it. I like to say that being trans is the second-worst thing that ever happened to me. (The worst was being born...
  • Trump administration appeals to Supreme Court to consider restrictions to transgender military

    11/23/2018 9:53:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Newshub ^ | November 25, 2018 | Jamie Ensor
    US President Donald Trump's administration has appealed to the United States Supreme Court to consider proposed restrictions to transgender military members. The restrictions, which have been blocked by lower courts, were first announced by the President in July 2017 on his Twitter account before being officially recognised by Secretary of Defence James Mattis. "The United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would...
  • Community remembers hundreds killed during Transgender Day of Remembrance

    11/20/2018 6:00:58 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    Las Vegas Now ^ | November 20, 2018 | Darlene Melendez
    Every year, Nov. 20 marks the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. The solemn day highlights the lives the transgender community lost throughout the year. A total of 369 transgender men and women were killed this year. That's up more than 100 from last year, according to Jamie Lee Sprague-Ballou, founder of Las Vegas TransPride. Thirty of those deaths this year were in the United States. Three-hundred-sixty-nine cards covered a wall at a vigil hosted by Sprague-Ballou and other members of the transgender community. The cards depicted the 369 faces, along with the 369 names of their trans brothers and sisters...
  • New Gov Takes a Kick at the Kans.

    11/13/2018 8:32:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | November 13, 2018 | Tony Perkins and FRC Senior Writers
    I know from experience that laws are hard to pass -- and they're just as hard to change. That's by design. Laws are meant to provide some stability from one administration to the next. But apparently, someone needs to share that insight to the new governor of Kansas, Laura Kelly (D). The state's next chief executive didn't waste any time letting locals know that their democratically-passed adoption law would be the first thing she'll scrap. Forty-eight hours after her win, the administration seems to have a new motto: upholding the law is optional.Kelly, who must have graduated from Barack Obama's...
  • UC Berkeley campus senator abstains from a vote. Now students want her out

    11/13/2018 1:31:49 PM PST · by Jessarah · 18 replies
    San Fransisco Chronicle ^ | November 9, 2018 | Nanette Asimov
    A student senator at UC Berkeley abstained from a vote supporting transgender rights last week, then took a moment to explain her thinking. Now, more than 1,000 people have signed a petition demanding that she resign from student government or face a recall.
  • Apple, Amazon, Facebook and more than 50 other companies sign letter against Trump gender changes

    11/01/2018 9:36:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    CNBC Tech ^ | November 1, 2018 | Lauren Feiner
    • Companies spanning tech, financial services and consumer products are standing up for legal protections for transgender people. • The companies represent over $2.4 trillion in annual revenue and have almost 4.8 million employees. • The signed statement comes after a New York Times report that the Trump administration is considering limiting the definition of gender to birth anatomy....
  • Transgender fight could prove major test for Supreme Court

    10/28/2018 6:25:14 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/18 | Lydia Wheeler
    The fight over civil rights protections for transgender people could prove to be a major test for the Supreme Court, particularly its conservative wing, as justices weigh whether to take up the issue this term. The court has a request before it to hear a case challenging whether civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in employment extend to transgender workers. It’s a dispute that may have a significant impact on the Trump administration’s reported plans to exclude federal protections for transgender people by narrowly defining gender. The New York Time reported last week that the...
  • Dem strategist: Caitlyn's op-ed slamming Trump turns gender definition into 'political circus'

    10/26/2018 9:50:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 26, 2018 | Julia Manchester
    Democratic strategist Bishop Garrison said on Friday that Caitlyn Jenner's op-ed calling out President Trump over reports that his administration was considering narrowing the legal definition of gender took attention away from transgender rights. "First and foremost it’s a bit too little too late," Garrison, interim president at the Truman Project, told Hill. TV's Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball on "Rising," when asked about the op-ed. "This type of politicization takes away from the importance of the issue of transgender rights, and the things we’re seeing our citizens actually having to deal with and go through every day," he continued....
  • Over 300 gather in Portland to protest Trump’s proposed transgender policy (Maine)

    10/24/2018 8:55:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Press Herald ^ | October 24, 2018 | Dennis Hoey
    Wednesday's demonstration comes after a report that the administration wants to define a person's gender by what is listed on their birth certificate. More than 300 people, most of them members of Portland’s transgender community, gathered in Monument Square Wednesday evening to protest a proposed Trump administration policy to define a person’s gender as that listed on their birth certificate. When news of the proposal was leaked this week by the New York Times, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender leaders across the nation reacted with anger because the measure, if enacted, would deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to...
  • Scientific Research Is Being Squashed In Transgender Surgery

    10/24/2018 2:34:20 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 22 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 10-24-18 | Jazz Shaw
    Much of the recent transgender news has revolved around anticipated changes to Title IX language intended to restore a scientific basis to interpretations of the words sex and gender. But there’s been another disturbing trend in the education community which bears keeping an eye on. At Redstate, Brandon Morse has a troubling report about the suppression of research work into the frequency of patients experiencing regret over having transitional surgery, seeking to have it undone and other emotional or psychological challenges they have encountered. And it’s an increasingly common phenomenon. Sex change surgeries for people who suffer from gender dysphoria...
  • The new taboo: More people regret sex change and want to ‘detransition’, surgeon says

    10/22/2018 2:54:48 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 65 replies
    National Post ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | Joe Shute
    Dr. Miroslav Djordjevic says more people, particularly transgender women over 30, are asking for reversal surgery, yet their regrets remain taboo Five years ago, Professor Miroslav Djordjevic, the world-leading genital reconstructive surgeon, received a patient at his Belgrade clinic. It was a transgender patient who had surgery at a different clinic to remove male genitalia – and had since changed their mind. That was the first time Djordjevic had ever been contacted to perform a so-called “reversal” surgery. Over the next six months, another six people also approached him, similarly wanting to reverse their procedures. They came from countries all...
  • Cher, Laverne Cox & More React to Trump Potential New Policy Eliminating Transgender Recognition

    10/21/2018 4:44:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Billboard ^ | October 21, 2018 | Ashley Iasimone
    President Donald Trump's administration is considering a policy that would eliminate transgender recognition by requiring individuals to be defined as male or female based on their genitalia at birth, according to a government memo obtained by the New York Times. The report has caused an uproar on social media Sunday (Oct. 21). The Department of Health and Human Services is aiming to establish a uniform definition of gender, determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable," the report says. “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable...
  • Trump administration trying to define transgender out of existence – report

    10/21/2018 3:14:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 21, 2018 | Reuters
    New York Times cites government memo Gender would be defined at birth as only male or female The Trump administration is attempting to strip transgender people of official recognition by creating a narrow definition of gender as being only male or female and unchangeable once determined at birth, the New York Times reported. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has undertaken an effort across several departments to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans discrimination on the basis of sex, the Times said, citing a government memo. That definition...
  • It's time to end women's sports

    10/16/2018 9:01:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 16, 2018 | Selwyn Duke
    It's time to end women's sports – especially since they're not just "women's" sports anymore. A case in point is "Rachel" McKinnon, Ph.D., a man masquerading as a woman (MMW), or a "transgender," as the enlighteners say, who just won a women's masters cycling event. As The Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft (almost) put it, he "whooped them little girls." McKinnon isn't alone, as many MMW have won women's sporting events during the last decade. To name just a few, a 55-year-old MMW won a women's long-drive competition (golf) in 2008. Last year, a 39-year-old MMW won a women's weightlifting event....
  • Navy petty officer wins transgender bodybuilding contest

    10/09/2018 1:49:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    navytimes.com | Oct. 8, 2017 | David Goldman, The Associated Press
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  • How Brett Kavanaugh could cement Trump's transgender military ban

    10/08/2018 12:47:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 8, 2018 | Travis J. Tritten
    Justice Brett Kavanaugh may be joining the Supreme Court just in time to help decide whether President Trump can, at least temporarily, put new restrictions on transgender military service, an advocacy group said on Monday. A federal appeals court in Portland, Ore., will hear a Trump administration appeal on Wednesday morning asking that a preliminary injunction be lifted so the Pentagon can enforce a policy barring many transgender people from enlisting while the issue is litigated. Four federal lawsuits have been filed and could go to trial sometime next year. Depending on the outcome of the appeal, the question of...