There is a clear analogy to trans workers who transition on the job in this NY Times story on rampant discrimination against people who become pregnant on the job. “The New York Times reviewed thousands of pages of court and public records and interviewed dozens of women, their lawyers and government officials. A clear pattern emerged. Many of the country’s largest and most prestigious companies still systematically sideline pregnant women. They pass them over for promotions and raises. They fire them when they complain.” Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies https://nyti.ms/2MvZVSi?smid=nytcore-ios-share
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NY Times: "How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says" And not just universities. There's too much lip service and not enough muscle. Incidents are broken into their smallest component parts and each examined minutely and everything turns out to be unsubstantiated because nothing bad happens in any one frame of the video. This is why lawsuits are necessary, because people are not very good at policing themselves. Too much time and effort and heart are wasted on softball internal processes. Of course, this is all SCOTUS's fault, with its emphasis on the corporate internalization of law such as the Farragher-Ellerth doctrine, but I'll leave those weeds for another day. "The panel said universities and other institutions have been too focused on 'symbolic compliance with current law and avoiding liability and not on preventing sexual harassment.' Fear of being held liable may have kept many institutions from even evaluating their prevention programs,...
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“Jillian Weiss summarized this in her conclusion. ‘When I have clients now suffering the severe and pervasive effects of transphobia on their lives, unable to get and keep a job, being without healthcare and relegated to the margins of life, I cannot deny them shelter from the storm, though it may turn out to be leaky tomorrow.’”
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Retweeted Transcend Legal (@transcendlegal): A judge has struck down Iowa's Medicaid ban on transgender transition-related care. Here's why. Another crack in the wall preventing trans people from accessing life-affirming health care.
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Lambda Legal has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Jennifer Fletcher, a state legislative librarian who was forced to pay out-of-pocket for medically necessary surgical treatment because the state health insurance plan prohibits such coverage only for transgender state employees.
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