North Carolina lawmakers set to vote on ‘bathroom bill’ repeal

World War 2 hero comes out as transgender at the age of 90

Transgender Inmates in California May Get Gender-Specific Products

 

North Carolina lawmakers set to vote on ‘bathroom bill’ repeal

 

North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said late Wednesday that they have agreed on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state’s “bathroom bill” through a replacement measure that still restricts LGBT nondiscrimination protections.

 

Republican leaders announced the new legislation would be debated and voted on yesterday but it was unclear whether there were enough House and Senate votes to pass it.

 

Cooper, who ran successfully last fall on a platform that included repealing House Bill 2, said in a release that he supported the compromise.

 

Leaders of gay rights groups were incensed about the anticipated proposal that would “would continue to actively discriminate against the LGBT community” and vowed political punishment for elected officials who support it.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/30/north-carolina-lawmakers-set-to-vote-on-bathroom-bill-repeal-gay-rights-advocates-slam-deal.html

 

World War 2 hero comes out as transgender at the age of 90

 

Patricia Davies is a retired industrial photographer, who served in the army between April 1945-1948.

 

She lived in fear of people abusing her if they found out she did not want to live as a man.

 

At the age of 90 she now has a new lease on life after telling friends and neighbours about her identity.

 

Patricia, from a village in Leicestershire Britain, said it feels like a weight has been lifted off her shoulders, as she was living a lie.

 

She said she was now wearing the clothes that she wanted to, as well as taking female hormones to change her body to match her gender identity.

 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3204144/world-war-2-hero-transgender-ninety/

 

Transgender Inmates in California May Get Gender-Specific Products

 

If a proposed rule passes, transgender inmates in California may be able to get things like bras, cosmetics, boxers or aftershave based on their gender identity.

 

According to the Los Angeles Times, transgender inmates in California prisons might be allowed to have personal items that correspond with their gender identity, even while housed in units associated with their assigned sex at birth.

 

The new rule was proposed after a lawsuit prompted California to be the first state to pay for an inmate’s gender confirmation surgery using taxpayer money.

 

According to a 2011-2012 survey, 39.9% of transgender prison inmates and 26.8% of transgender jail inmates reported some type of sexual assault, 10 times higher than the general population.

 

Transgender people in prison are often housed in facilities based on their birth sex, meaning transgender women are often housed with men and transgender men are often housed with women, putting them at an increased risk of harassment or abuse.

 

The California rule will undergo a public comment period, and then a final decision will be made.

 

http://www.teenvogue.com/story/transgender-inmates-california-gender-specific-products

 

 

 

 

 

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