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US Judge Lets Michigan Transgender ID Challenge Go Forward    

US Judge Lets Michigan Transgender ID Challenge Go Forward    

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A federal judge has refused to dismiss a claim by six transgender Michiganders that a state policy governing changes of sex designation on driver’s licenses and personal identification cards violates their constitutional privacy rights. In a November 16 ruling, Senior US District Judge Nancy G. Edmunds found that transgender people have […]

Transgender Challenge to NYS Medicaid Regs Survives Motion to Dismiss    

Transgender Challenge to NYS Medicaid Regs Survives Motion to Dismiss    

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | US District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan has denied most of New York State’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a variety of limitations in the state’s Medicaid program handling of gender dysphoria treatment. Rakoff did not immediately issue a written opinion supporting his June 26 ruling, but indicated one would […]

Playground Summit Led to Transgender Insurance Rules Change    

Playground Summit Led to Transgender Insurance Rules Change    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | As State Senator Brad Hoylman was pressing the Cuomo administration to issue a rule requiring New York insurers to pay for medical procedures related to gender transition, he had several conversations with Benjamin Lawsky, who heads the state agency that issued the rule on December 11, when both men were at […]

Appeals Panel Reverses Order that Prison Provide Sex-Reassignment Surgery    

Appeals Panel Reverses Order that Prison Provide Sex-Reassignment Surgery    

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | In a startling about-face, the five active judges of the US First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed both a district court ruling and a three-judge appellate panel in finding that the Massachusetts Department of Correction (Mass DOC) did not violate the Eighth Amendment ban on “cruel and unusual punishment” when […]

City Must Pay For Transgender Youth’s Transition Surgery

City Must Pay For Transgender Youth’s Transition Surgery

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A New York State Supreme Court justice in Manhattan has ordered the city’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to pay for gender reassignment procedures, including surgery, for a 20-year-old transgender woman still in the foster care system. Justice Peter H. Moulton’s March 21 order — first reported in the New York […]

Inmate’s Right to Gender Reassignment Surgery Upheld

Inmate’s Right to Gender Reassignment Surgery Upheld

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A federal appeals court has upheld a district judge’s ruling that a convicted murderer held in a Massachusetts state prison is being denied her constitutional right to gender-reassignment surgery deemed medically necessary. In a 2-1 ruling on January 17, a panel of the Boston-based US First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed […]