Court cases affecting transgendered people.
Brockton MA Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Student (2000)
Positive: A Massachusetts Superior Court ruled that a middle school may not prohibit a transgender student from expressing her gender identity even if that expression does not conform with the sex ascribed to her at birth.
Columbia High Court Restricts Intersex Genital Mutilation (1999)
Positive: two decisions restricting the ability of parents and doctors to operate on children born with atypical genitals. Press release in English, brief and opinion are in Spanish.
Hernandez-Montiel v. Immigration and Naturalization Service (9th Cir., 2000)
Positive: A U.S. federal court of appeals finds that a transgendered Mexican woman "had a well-founded fear of future persecution and was entitled to asylum and withholding of deportation."
Schwenk v. Hartford (9th Cir., 2000)
Positive: a federal Court of Appeals found that discrimination "because one fails to act in the way expected of a man or woman" may violate federal sex discrimination laws.
Couple fights for son, 6, they say is girl at heart
"A Westerville couple is fighting to regain custody of their 6-year-old boy, whom they said was taken by social workers because they let the child dress and act like he's a girl," a news story from the Columbus Dispatch. (August 26, 2000)
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