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.
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.
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.