Federal Judge: Bathroom Ban violated Title VII

Bradley Roberts is a police officer in Clark County, Nevada. He has worked for the Clark County School District for 20 years. He is also a transgender man.

Officials at the Clark County School District told Roberts, who was working for the District as a resource officer that since he was born female but identifies as male, he could not use either the men's or women's bathrooms at work, but would be required to use a gender neutral bathroom.

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Something you can do

We are waiting for a decision by SCOTUS on whether it will hear the appeal by Gloucester County School District in the case G.G. v GCSD.

The school division filed a petition on Aug. 29 asking the high court to determine if it is violating federal law by refusing to allow Grimm access to the boys' restrooms. It will be one of the petitions discussed in this week's Friday conference, where the justices decide which cases to accept and which to reject.

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2016 to shatter record

Five days ago Brandi Bledsoe, a 32-year-old transgender woman, was found dead on a driveway in Cleveland in only her underwear with plastic bags over her head and hands.

The body was discovered by a 5-year-old boy who was out riding his bike with his 12-year-old brother.

Police have disclosed that Brandi suffered head trauma. They also initially misgendered the victim.

Her death is a suspected homicide, but the medical examiner has not offered an official ruling on how she died.

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Tony Perkins: Never a wrong time to advocate hate

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council said last Wednesday that the US armed forces should be shut down rather than allow transgender service members.

So we see the administration pushing forward without congressional input on integrating transgenders [sic] into our nation’s military. What else can this administration do to the military other than just disband it?

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Reasons

The reasons that people are the way they are are extremely important to some people. Nobody knows exactly why this is.

The Savvy Psychologist, Ellen Hendrikson, at Scientific American, has been asked to explain why some people are transgender.

Generally the answer for why people are the way they are breaks down to 1) nature, 2)nurture, 3) somewhere in between or 4) sin, depending on the positioning of the observer. 3) often is the safest bet.

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Sunday Train: Going to Tianjin by Subway and High Speed Rail

OK, so after years of (off and on) writing about High Speed Rail, I've finally been on a High Speed Rail train ... on the Beijing - Tianjin Intercity Railway.

Though I have to say that I went to Tianjin by Subway and High Speed Rail, given that substantially more time was spent en-route on subways than on the HSR ... given that Beijing South Railway Station to Tianjin Station is only 35-41 minutes (depending on whether there is a stop at Wuqing).

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Pennsylvania transgender students sue their school district

Three transgender seniors at Pine-Richland High School, near Pittsburgh, have sued their school district over passage of a regulation passed last month that forces them to use the restrooms associated with the gender they were assigned at birth. Previously the district had allowed transgender students to use the restroom corresponding to their gender identity.

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