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Murphree on Schools & Transgender Students

Patrick Murphree has posted Schools in the Middle: Resolving Schools' Conflicting Duties to Transgender Students and Their Parents (86 UMKC L. Rev. 405) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: This article explores the dilemma facing a school when a transgender student requests … Continue reading

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Title VII In Transition? Texas Federal Court Rules That Anti-Discrimination Statute Protects Transgender Individuals

In a landmark ruling, a federal court judge in Texas issued an opinion holding—unequivocally—that Title VII protects transgender individuals from discrimination based on their gender identity. Wittmer v. Phillips 66 Company, No., 4:2017-cv-02188 (S.D.Tex, April 4, 2018). The ruling is … Continue reading

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The Transgender Military Personnel Fight Continues Amid Uncertainty

President Donald Trump announced late on Friday, March 23, that he favors disqualifying transgender persons with a history of gender dysphoria from the military except in “limited circumstances.” Hence, the legal fight for transgender military service will continue and considerable … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Backs Up Ban on Transgender People Serving in the Military With “Expert” Study

The Trump administration released two documents on Friday outlining a White House ban on transgender people serving in the military. Advocates for the LGBTQ community have reportedly called the new measure more discriminatory than ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ But, as … Continue reading

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Documents: New Trump Administration Policy on Transgender Servicemembers

On March 23, President Trump announced a new policy limiting the ability of transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, based on a recommendation prepared by Defense Secretary James Mattis. Trump's memo, Mattis's memo and the Defense Department study on … Continue reading

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