discrimination

Full-bore stupid

Two transgender, non-binary students in South Glenn Falls, NY were kicked off a school bus on Wednesday, just because they wanted to sit on the "boys side of the bus."

WTF???? Yes, You read that correctly...as did I.

The driver of said bus decided...on his own...that school buses (at least the one he drive)...should be segregated by sex...boys on one side and girls on the other.

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Some things never change

The Salvation Army is at it again.

A substance abuse center operated by the organization has been exposed by the New York City Commission on Human Rights to be discriminating on the basis of gender identity, which tuns out to be illegal in NYC. The center has been found to be one of four refusing to accept transgender patients, discriminating in housing by assigning rooms based on gender assigned at birth rather than gender identity, subjecting patients to invasive physical examinations, and/or segregating transgender patirnts away from their other clients.

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Transphobe to take case to Michigan Supreme Court

Yvette Cormier sued Planet Fitness of Midland back in February of 2015 after she encountered a transgender woman in the common area of the women's locker room.

She left the locker room and notified the front desk that a “man” was using the women’s locker room, and was told the gym’s policy is that people are allowed to use the corresponding facilities of whatever sex they identify with, court documents state.

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Too bad, so sad

Petitions were due yesterday afternoon to qualify initiatives to be on the ballot for the November election.

The anti-transgender group, Just Want Privacy, had been gathering signatures for proposed initiative 1552. But they needed 260,000 valid signatures to reverse a 2015 state regulation guaranteeing access to restrooms and locker rooms according to the gender a person lives with rather the sex assigned at birth. They say they came up 20,000 signatures short.

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New York Republicans stand proud for discrimination

On Tuesday the New York Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee took up S502, sponsored by Daniel L. Squadron, (D-Brooklyn waterfront and lower Manhattan), known as GENDA, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

The bill's purpose:

Prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or expression and includes offenses regarding gender identity or expression under the hate crimes statute

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Unfair housing

I'm positive that most people are not familiar with the terms of the Fair Housing Act, which also goes by the identification of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. It is supposed to be enforced by HUD...but that requirement did not foresee the Trump Administration.

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Why Discriminate? Because they can

Anti-transgender discrimination is being defended in a couple of legal actions.

A federal judge in Detroit hears arguments today in the case of transgender funeral director Aimee Stevens against Harris Funeral Homes brought by the EEOC.

Attorney Doug Wardlow says "Stephens violated the company’s sex-specific dress code and that employees are simply asked to dress 'in a manner sensitive to grieving family members and friends.'"

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EEOC files bias case against Bojangles

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a worker identified as Jonathan Wolfe against Bojangles Restaurants, Inc. Wolfe was employed at a Bojangels in Fayetteville, NC.

According to the release, Wolfe "was repeatedly subjected to offensive comments about her gender identity and appearance. The belittling statements often demanded that Wolfe, who identifies and presents as a woman, engage in behavior and grooming practices that are stereotypically male, because that is the sex Wolfe was assigned at birth."

The release said derogatory comments about Wolfe continued, even after she had reported them on at least two occasions.

Wolfe was fired shortly after complaining about the statements.

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