June 13, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Italy's Constitutional court ruled Wednesday that an Italian law that annuls a marriage once a partner undergoes a sex change operation is against the national interest because the couple may desire to stay together. Wednesday's ruling overturns a judgment from a lower court in Bologna in the case ...[read more]
April 15, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The Supreme Court of India issued a ruling on Tuesday recognizing the country's large transgender population as a legal third gender. In so ruling, the court ordered that the government ensure that transgender people are not discriminated against and are eligible for government jobs and education ...[read more]
February 5, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
European countries are violating the human rights of people trying to change their legal gender, forcing these individuals to undergo, among other things, invasive surgery and sterilization in order to change their legal status, Amnesty International (AI) alleged in a report released Tuesday. ...[read more]
January 31, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The Maine Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a school violated Maine's Human Rights Act when it refused to allow a transgender fifth-grader, Nicole Maines, to use the girls' bathroom. Maines had been using the girls' bathroom throughout elementary school until the family of another student ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Senate on Thursday approved a bill by a vote of 64 to 32 outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) outlaws workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The ENDA expands ...[read more]
September 27, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The first UN ministerial meeting on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals was held Thursday during the General Assembly's annual high-level debate. Representatives from the US, France, Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, the Netherlands, Norway, Japan, New Zealand and the ...[read more]
July 17, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled in favor of a transgender woman who endured physical and verbal harassment during her employment as a federal contractor in Maryland. The woman, who has not been publicly identified, filed a complaint last year under Title VII of the ...[read more]
May 19, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Five human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch (HRW), sent a letter letter Cameroon authorities on Friday to drop the charges against two transgender youths rather than undergoing an appeal to the Cameroon Supreme Court. The defendants, who identify as women, were arrested in July ...[read more]
March 22, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Canada's House of Commons on Wednesday approved a bill to outlaw discrimination against transgender individuals. The bill will go to the Senate, an unelected body, for final approval. The bill passed the House of Commons by a vote of 149-136 with the help of 16 conservatives despite opposition ...[read more]
October 16, 2012
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Jennifer Levi, Transgender Rights Project Director at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, says that constitutional protections must be consistently upheld by our courts regardless of how marginalized or unpopular the person to whom they apply may be...The ...[read more]

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