Posts Tagged:transgender

AG O’Connor Opposes Biden Transgenderism Mandate

Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor has joined a national coalition of state attorneys general to oppose the Biden administration’s efforts to force schools to embrace transgender policies, including policies that grant male students access to girls’ restrooms. “President Biden’s new guidance threatens to take away free and lower-cost meals from school children who rely on…Read More

Oklahoma House passes bathroom bill while state school board members decry Hofmeister

Lawmakers rapidly advanced a bill limiting school bathroom access to biological sex as members of Oklahoma’s top school board lamented being blocked from addressing the issue. The state House passed legislation on Thursday that would require people in public schools to use the restroom that matches their birth sex, or they could use a private single-use restroom if…Read More

Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Creating Penalties For Schools That Don’t Follow Biological Sports Rules

Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Lee signed a bill that would create penalties for public schools that don’t follow the state’s rules regarding biological males competing in girls’ sports.  Lee signed the measure last Friday, which states that the Tennessee Department of Education would withhold state funds from local school districts that do not establish what…Read More

Florida surgeon general warns against youth transgender procedures in rebuke of Biden

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo said Wednesday that minors should not undergo gender transition procedures, along with puberty blockers and hormone treatments, and harshly criticized recent guidance from the Biden administration backing such treatments for children. Ladapo issued a series of guidelines deterring gender transition procedures for children and adolescents “due to the lack of…Read More

Hofmeister School Transgender Bathroom Policies Mandatory

A spokesperson for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister says Oklahoma public schools must allow students to use the bathroom of their choice, based on the student’s self-professed gender identity, and cannot restrict bathroom access based on biological gender. Carrie Burkhart, executive director of communications for the Oklahoma State Department of Education, said the…Read More

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Barring Male Students from Girls’ Sports

Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt signed legislation that bans transgender athletes from participation in girls’ high school or college sports on Wednesday. The Save Women’s Sports Act passed the Oklahoma House by a 79-18 vote last week, and was subsequently approved by the state Senate. “This bill…to us in Oklahoma is just common sense,” Stitt, a…Read More

Nuns and Catholic hospitals head to court over HHS transgender mandate

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to hear arguments Wednesday over whether a Health and Human Services mandate can force religious-based hospitals to perform sex-reassignment procedures that could cause “harm” to patients, plaintiffs say. Earlier this year, President Joe Biden’s administration restored federal protections for gay and transgender people, allowing them to sue…Read More

Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Nominee Touts Transgender Book

An Oklahoma Teacher of the Year nominee, Bristow Middle School teacher Lauren Vandever, has declared that it is important to be supportive of children exploring transgender transition. “I am not transgender. I’ve never experienced being transgender or on the LGBTQ spectrum,” Vandever said. “But I definitely think it is something that is an important thing…Read More

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