Gender Prison: The Religious Danger that is transgender

 photo Religion-300x185_zps68a8d43b.jpgThe November 7 Malaysian high court decision that declared that Negeri Sembialn state religious officials violated the rights of three Malaysian transgender women's eight to dress as woman on is undergoing more analysis as lawyers and religiosophers continue their battle.

The Court of Appeal which decided that Muslim transgender males have the right to cross-dress said the Negri Sembilan religious authorities had failed to prove Islam's position on how those who suffered from gender identity disorder (GID) should dress

--The Malaysian Insider

The Court of Appeal has affirmed that the Negri Sembilan religious enactment violates Articles 5, 8, 9 and 10 of the Federal Constitution on the right to life and liberty, equality, freedom of movement and freedom of expression

This decision affirms the constitution’s position as the supreme law of the land.

-- Center for Independent Journalism directors, Sonia Randhawa and Jac Kee

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The Breakfast Club (Restless Dreams)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We're a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we're not too hungover  we've been bailed out we're not too exhausted from last night's (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and
weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our
boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late,
it's PhilJD's fault.

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The Breakfast Club

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We're a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we're not too hungover  we've been bailed out we're not too exhausted from last night's (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late,
it's PhilJD's fault.

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Transgender Awareness

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It's Transgender Awareness time. In some locations it's the entire month of November. Some locales are celebrating for a week...generally around November 10-20...ending with Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20 and/or Transgender Day of Celebration on November 21.

So I guess it is my job to help make you aware. :-)

I've got some videos from the I Am project and some news bits which I hope fit that agenda.

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The Breakfast Club (Still I Wonder)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We're a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we're not too hungover  we've been bailed out we're not too exhausted from last night's (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and
weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our
boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late,
it's PhilJD's fault.

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The Breakfast Club (Bang! You're Dead)

 
breakfast beers photo breakfastbeers.jpgMy late Uncle called the History Channel The War Channel because of it's steady drumbeat of World War II
documentaries and other celebrations of armed conflict which, along with
the "Great Man" theory of history, Marx shows us is a mere outgrowth of
underlying economic dynamics. 

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Gender Prison: Aetna eliminates transgender exclusion for federal employees

Last month I reported on the State Department's decision to ask its insurers to remove the transgender exclusion from its insurance plans and its largest insurer, the American Foreign Service Protective Association's decision to honor that request. The exclusion ends in January.

Last week Aetna announced it will follow suit. Aetna will start covering gender reassignment related health care for federal workers in January.

Additionally, Aetna said it will begin rolling out the same coverage in many of its commercial plans over the next couple of years.

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