Action in the Fourth District

Recall that SCOTUS sent the case Grimm v Gloucester County School Board back to the Fourth District after the Trump DOJ and DOE withdrew interpretation of Title IX protections against discrimination from transgender students.

The Supreme Court ordered the 4th Circuit to reconsider the lawsuit, forcing Grimm’s lawyers to argue that Title IX’s protections against sex discrimination inherently prohibit discrimination against transgender students based on their gender identity.

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Jeff Sessions: Words I can't believe in

Yesterday Judge Louis Guirola Jr. of the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi sentenced Joshua Vallum to 49 years in prison for the hate crime murder of Mercedes Williamson, a transgender Alabama teenager.

This was the first ever application of federal hate crime laws in regards to the murder of a transgender person.

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They can graduate, but not serve

They can graduate, but not serve

There is currently a transgender cadet at each of the Air Force Academy and at West Point, who are set to graduate if they pass their final exams.

Unlike the vast number of other cadets graduating, these two will not be commissioned as officers because the Pentagon has not yet established a policy for accepting new transgender troops.'

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Fake News

Conservative blogs have been having themselves some lols at the expense of Buzzfeed and transgender people.

A right wing troll named Sly Buehl Rigilio and his trolling group Rigatoni Family tried to enter the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 5-on-5 Female Open Summer 2017 tournament hosted by ESL and conducted by Munich Finest Gaming.

They received an email:

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Whoopi on transgender rights

Whoopi Goldberg is the executive producer of the Oxygen reality show Strut, which features transgender people who want to be models. On Saturday she accepted the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program.

At the end of her acceptance speech, Goldberg thanked TV network Oxygen for taking a chance on her transgender modeling show, which she said "scared the s--t out of everybody else.

The reason it scared people was because everyone had expectations about what 'transgender' meant, as opposed to saying 'Oh, it's just another person.'

 

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