California’s travel ban to North Carolina remains in effect

Despite North Carolina's quasi-repeal of transgender bathroom bill, Attorney General Xavier Becerra says measure doesn't go far enough

California will keep its travel ban to North Carolina despite the Tar Heel State’s recent quasi-repeal of HB2, commonly known as the "transgender" "bathroom bill," which barred gender-confused people from using opposite-sex public restrooms and locker rooms across the state. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Wednesday that North Carolina will remain on a … [Read more...]

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Transgender madness from Sacramento

Bill would ban pronoun usage in nursing homes; elderly residents would have to share rooms and bathrooms based on gender identity

Transgender advocates in the California Legislature have introduced legislation that would require elderly residents in skilled nursing facilities to share rooms and bathrooms with biologically opposite individuals. SB 219, sponsored by Senator Wiener, would allow a transgender individual to occupy a room and use restroom facilities based on gender identity as opposed to … [Read more...]

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AP new style: don’t write “both, either or opposite sexes or genders”

News wire advises against implying that there are two sexes or genders

In a Friday email to subscribers listing updated entries for its style manual, the Associated Press is urging journalists to avoid making references in news stories that suggest there are only two sexes in the human race. “Not all people fall under one of two categories for sex or gender, according to leading medical organizations, so avoid references to both, either or … [Read more...]

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More all-gender bathrooms at LMU

Transgender activists prompt president of Jesuit university to change eight restrooms on campus

In response to events on campus, LMU President Timothy Law Snyder has ordered the Facilities Management to create “additional all-gender restrooms.”   As the Loyolan reported, “The Student Housing Office replaced the traditional signs that depict a man and woman on eight different individual-use bathrooms at the beginning of August in the Leavey apartments, McKay Hall, … [Read more...]

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Setback for transgender rights advocates

On Monday, the Supreme Court vacated an appeals court decision in favor of a transgender student and sent the case back for further consideration in light of new guidance from the Trump administration

Prompted by the Trump administration’s reversal of the federal government’s position on transgender rights, the Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would not decide whether a transgender boy in Virginia could use the boys’ bathroom at his high school. The decision not to take his case, which came as the court is awaiting the appointment of a ninth member, means there … [Read more...]

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Federal judge blocks transgender, abortion-related Obamacare provisions

Rule would have redefined sex bias to include "discrimination on the basis of gender identity and termination of pregnancy"

A federal judge in Texas on Saturday issued a court order barring enforcement of an Obama administration policy seeking to extend anti-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act to transgender health and abortion-related services. The decision sides with Texas, seven other states and three Christian-affiliated healthcare groups challenging a rule that, … [Read more...]

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New transgender surgery regulations challenged

Nuns, Catholic university among plaintiffs in lawsuit over federal rule forcing doctors to perform gender transition procedures on children

The following comes from a November 7 Beckett Fund press release: WASHINGTON, D.C. – The State of North Dakota along with several hospitals, a university, and health clinics, filed a lawsuit today challenging a new federal regulation. The new regulation forces doctors to ignore science and their medical judgment and perform gender transition procedures on children, even if … [Read more...]

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