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Businesses Can’t Fire Trans Employees for Religious Reasons, Federal Appeals Court Rules in Landmark Decision

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who opposes protections for transgender employees. NOAH BERGER/Getty Images On Wednesday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination against transgender people. It also held that employers may not use the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to justify discrimination against LGBTQ… Continue reading Businesses Can’t Fire Trans Employees for Religious Reasons, Federal Appeals Court Rules in Landmark Decision

Africa · East Africa · Kenya

Bar Gays From Involving Trans People In Their Battles – Trans Lady Begs Court

AA Kenyan transgender woman   has filed a petition at the country’s High Court seeking to have gays, lesbians, and bisexuals barred from including Transgender people in the gay rights campaigns. Audrey Mbugua Ithimbu, formerly Andrew Mbugua, argues that the continued inclusion of transsexuals by gay people in their struggle for equality has made them (Transgender… Continue reading Bar Gays From Involving Trans People In Their Battles – Trans Lady Begs Court

Africa · East Africa · Kenya

Kenyan MP pushes for law to recognise intersex people

A Kenyan MP has asked the country’s parliament to pass a law to recognise a third gender to end discrimination against those who identify as intersex. Isaac Mwaura is also asking for funding for gender alignment surgery and a public awareness campaign to end stigma against intersex people. “They see me as a curse,” one… Continue reading Kenyan MP pushes for law to recognise intersex people