Too young to cross a street but old enough for a sex change

Study finds that children younger than 14 do not possess the cognitive skills necessary to safely cross a street, but American Academy of Pediatrics claims they are capable of deciding that they are the wrong sex

More than 200 children under the age of 14 died in the United States in 2014 after being struck by a car. Another 8,000 suffered injuries, according to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis. A new research study conducted at the University of Iowa has determined children younger than 14 do not possess the cognitive skills and judgment to safely cross a street. The … [Read more...]

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Transgender scholarship offered at Oceanside community college

Trans* Pride Scholarship at MiraCosta College will provide a $1,000 grant every year to a “transgender or gender nonconforming student or active ally to this community"

MiraCosta College is the first in the United States to endow a scholarship for a student who identifies with the transgender community. The endowed Trans* Pride Scholarship contributes to a large number of initiatives that MiraCosta College has in place to support and affirm sexual minorities. Each year, the fund will provide a $1,000 scholarship to a student. "Anyone, … [Read more...]

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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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