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Section Newsletter Articles on Transgender Issues

The Seventh Circuit’s decision in Hively signals protection for transgender individuals By Juliet Berger-White and Charlie Wysong Bench and Bar, May 2017 The Seventh Circuit recently became the first circuit court to hold that Title VII’s prohibition of sex discrimination applies to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Final rule on health plan nondiscrimination By William H. Mayer Employee Benefits, March 2017 Gender identity discrimination in health plans may end with the implementation of final regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This article discusses the federal and state regulations as well as current litigation and other considerations affecting the availability of transgender related services.
I know it when I see it By Emily M. Johns Bench and Bar, September 2016 Although Illinois has anti-sexual harassment legislation in place, due to society’s recent awareness of the transgender community there is a rising tide of sexual harassment issues that are becoming more prevalent and need to be addressed.
Texas judge puts temporary halt on recent transgender guidance By Jonathan Helwink Education Law, September 2016 Texas v. U.S., together with a nearly identical lawsuit filed in Nebraska, is the latest in a number of transgender rights cases across the country.
Title VII, discrimination and LGBT persons By Padraig Mccoid Human Rights, March 2016 A discussion of the cases that provide insight into the Seventh Circuit's view on expanding protections to include sexual orientation and transgender people.
Transgender: A legal issue By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, March 2016 A look at the current legal hurdles transgender individuals face.

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