Posts Tagged:transgender

Transgender insureds can sue over health plan exclusion, U.S. appeals court affirms

Transgender people who are enrolled in the North Carolina State Health Plan can proceed with a lawsuit over its 2018 decision to exclude all coverage for gender dysphoria counseling, hormone therapy, surgical care or other treatment, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held Wednesday. The 2-1 decision affirmed a federal judge in Greensboro’s 2020…Read More

Fired over transgender pronoun mandate, Virginia teacher appeals to state supreme court

A Virginia teacher fired for not using the “preferred pronoun” of a self-identified transgender student has appealed his case to the state supreme court. Peter Vlaming, who taught French in Virginia’s West Point school district for seven years, was suspended and subsequently fired in 2018 for not using a male pronoun to refer to a…Read More

Federal court rules against ‘transgender mandate’

A federal district court judge on Aug. 2 ruled in favor of Catholic and Christian health care organizations fighting the “transgender mandate,” a federal requirement that doctors and insurers provide or cover gender-transitioning procedures upon referral. The Biden administration in May had revived the “transgender mandate,” stating that a statutory federal ban on sex discrimination…Read More

Abbott plans to restrict minors’ access to gender transition-related surgeries, hormone treatments

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has said he plans to take action to restrict minors’ access to gender transition-related medical services, since legislation on the issue failed to pass during the regular session of the legislature. “I have another way of achieving the exact same thing, and it’s about a finished product as we speak…Read More

Biden Admin: All States Must Let Boys be Girls

The Department of Education announced Wednesday that all public educational institutions nationwide must recognize the “gender identities” of “trans” people, including by allowing biological males to use female facilities such as restrooms and compete in female sports. “Today marks 49 years since the passage of Title IX, the strongest tool we have to protect every…Read More

Court reinstates Virginia teacher suspended over transgender pronoun policy

A county court on Tuesday ruled that a Virginia teacher suspended for opposing a school transgender pronoun policy must be reinstated while his case continues. The Loudoun County Circuit Court ruled that Tanner Cross, a teacher at Leesburg Elementary School, had to be reinstated by Loudoun County Public Schools after he was suspended for speaking…Read More