WE ARE A NONPROFIT LEGAL & POLICY ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION DEVOTED TO ADDRESSING THE CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF GENDER INEQUALITY.
Gender Justice Executive Director Megan Peterson issued the following statement in response to the recent announcement that the White House is exploring options that would effectively erase transgender people from civil rights law and other nondiscrimination protections.
WE ARE SEEKING ENTHUSIASTIC, SOCIAL-JUSTICE-MINDED APPLICANTS WHO SHARE A PASSION FOR GENDER JUSTICE TO JOIN OUR BOARD STARTING IN JANUARY 2019.
The U.S. District Court for Minnesota earlier today issued a ruling in Brittany Tovar and Reid Olson v. Essentia Health and Health Partners, Inc., affirming that Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - a first-of-its-kind provision banning discrimination in health care based on sex - extends to transgender and gender non-conforming people.
Gender Justice joined the Women’s Law Project’s amicus brief to support the defendant in Commonwealth v. Dischman, a case in which a woman was charged with a first-degree felony for overdosing on opioids while pregnant. After receiving care for her overdose, Dischman went straight from the hospital to jail, with a bail set at $500,000.
The Anoka-Hennepin School District is at it again. Even though they’ve been sued for not protecting LGBTQ students from bullying and harassment and until last year, they were under court supervision stemming from that lawsuit, the school district has been discriminating against a transgender high school student. Gender Justice is representing Jennifer Halpaus, the mother of the student, in bringing a charge against Anoka-Hennepin to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights for sex discrimination. The high school has denied her son access to the locker room that matches his gender identity.
Gender Justice submitted comments on a proposed rule by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department that seeks to permit health care providers to discriminate against patients for any reason based on their religious beliefs.
On Friday, March 23, the Hon. Donovan W. Frank, Senior U.S. District Court Judge, will hear argument in an important case challenging health care discrimination against transgender patients. Brittany Tovar and her son Reid Olson are the plaintiffs in the case, Brittany Tovar and Reid Olson v. Essentia Health and HealthPartners.
On February 7th, Gender Justice filed a brief challenging Essentia’s misguided view of who has the right to health care in this country.