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  • France rejects a third gender category

    by Kiley Crossland/WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (13 days ago)

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    PARIS (BP) -- France's highest court has rejected the notion of a "neutral" gender.

    The ruling upheld a lower court's decision denying a French citizen with a sex development disorder the right to use "neutral" as an official gender. Read More

  • Texas grapples with transgender wrestler's case

    by Ray Hacke/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, April 10, 2017 (one month ago)

    The legislative council of the University Interscholastic League, the governing body for public high school sports in Texas, will meet in June to discuss the case involving a transgender wrestler. Read More

  • N.C.'s repeal of restroom bill called 'a loss'

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, March 30, 2017 (2 months ago)

    RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- North Carolina legislators have repealed a controversial law that required individuals in state buildings to use restrooms corresponding to the gender indicated on their birth certificates.

    The repeal of House Bill 2 today (March 30) marked a compromise between Democrats and Republicans and culminated more than a year of contentious debate since the bill's passage in April 2016. Read More

  • NCAA, ACC challenged by N.C. over HB 2 lobbying

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, March 16, 2017 (2 months ago)

    RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- With March Madness in full swing, Republican state legislators in North Carolina are alleging the NCAA and the ACC violated their federal tax-exempt status by attempting to provoke a repeal of the Tar Heel State's transgender restroom law.

    GOP state Rep. Mark Brody filed the Athletic Associations Accountability Act (HB 328) in the state legislature March 13. Read More

  • High court vacates pro-transgender ruling

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, March 06, 2017 (2 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court set aside Monday (March 6) a ruling in favor of a transgender high school student and returned it to a lower court for reconsideration in light of the Trump administration's recent withdrawal of a directive issued under President Obama.

    The justices issued the order returning the case to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., barely three weeks before they were to hear oral arguments in the matter. The arguments were scheduled for March 28. The high court's one-sentence order came after the Departments of Education and Justice ... Read More

  • Boy Scouts' transgender policy 'sad,' 'predicted'

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (3 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Boy Scouts' decision to include girls who identify as boys in their programs is a tragic but predictable step, said conservative Christian leaders.

    "Tragically, the Boy Scouts seem to be continuing their trajectory toward embracing the moral priorities of the Sexual Revolution," said Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. "Many of us predicted that earlier decisions by the organization were the beginning of an organizational reinvention and hoped we were wrong. Those fears have now been justified. Read More

  • Convict's release raises questions of pro-LGBT bias

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The commutation of a former U.S. soldier's espionage sentence has caused some to ask whether the reduced prison term is related to the inmate's transgender identity.

    The commutation also prompted Douglas Carver, the North American Mission Board's executive director of chaplaincy, to underscore the need for U.S. military chaplains "to engage all people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, regardless of their gender identity." Read More

  • Hospital fights transgender discrimination claim

    by Ray Hacke/WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, January 17, 2017 (4 months ago)

    NEW JERSEY (BP) -- A Catholic hospital in New Jersey faces a lawsuit for allegedly refusing to remove the uterus of a woman who wants to be anatomically more like a man.

    Jionni Conforti, 33, filed suit against St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center of Paterson, N.J., on Jan. 5 in federal court. Conforti, who is biologically female but identifies as male, brought suit under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because St. Joseph's refused to remove Conforti's uterus on the grounds that doing so would violate the Catholic teaching that God made people male and female. Read More

  • Court urged to reverse pro-transgender ruling

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, January 13, 2017 (4 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has joined with other faith organizations to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower-court ruling that a federal anti-discrimination law regarding sex covers gender identity. Read More

  • Inmate's gender transition said to show ministry need

    by David Roach, posted Friday, January 13, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BP) -- The first government-funded gender reassignment surgery for a prison inmate in the U.S. has been cited as evidence of the need to address gender identity struggles in prison ministry.

    Shiloh Quine, a convicted murderer serving a life sentence without parole, is recovering from male-to-female gender reassignment surgery funded by the state of California, The Washington Post reported Jan. 10. Read More