This week in the courts

On Monday Judge Mark R Hornak of the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled that three transgender students had a "reasonable likelihood" of success in their argument that the Pine-Richland School District's decision last fall to require them to use bathrooms consistence with the sex on their birth certificates was unconstitutional, and hence granted them a preliminary injunction against that policy.

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Life can seem especially fragile

I'm not doing so well coming up with fresh titles lately. Three days in a row with the same damn topic can do that.

 photo Jaquarrius_zpso2i1zye5.jpgJaquarrius Holland was an 18-year-old transgender woman living in Monroe, Louisiana.

I'm willing to bet that anyone who has followed me lately can finish this story based on my use of the past tense in the previous sentence. But I shall push on anyway.

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Make it stop

I'm pretty sure it was yesterday that I wrote about the murders of two transgender women...one in New Orleans on Saturday evening and one in Chicago last Tuesday.

Well, another day older and deeper in debt...

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Signing up in favor of freedom

An amicus brief prepared by lawyers at the Human Rights campaign is expected to be filed with SCOTUS in the case of Grimm v Gloucester County School Board by March 2. Before it is filed, it is expected to be joined by Apple, Yelp, lending startup Affirm, Microsoft. PayPal, IBM, Salesforce, Box, Ebay, GitHUb, Slack, Tumblr, and Airbnb.

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Opposition from on high

Yahoo, Apple, Microsoft. More.

Criticism of Trump's anti-transgender maneuver has been swift and vocal.

It's destined to fall on deaf ears, however.

It's ultimately going to come down to the business community to stop it because it's so bad for business.

--Christopher Gergen, Forward Impact

The action taken by the administration is troubling and goes against all that we believe in.

--Yahoo

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