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New transgender military guidelines called 'wise'WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Trump administration will bar transgender individuals from enlisting in the U.S. military and let Defense Secretary James Mattis decide whether those already in the military may continue to serve, according a Wall Street Journal report confirmed by other media outlets.
The White House explained its policy in a two-and-a-half-page memo to the Pentagon, The Journal reported Wednesday (Aug. 23), fleshing out specific policy implications of President Trump's July 26 Twitter announcement that "the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any ... Read More
Transgender students win legal battlesASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Two schools accused of discrimination against transgender students recently resorted to payout settlements and policy changes. The settlements do not bode well for schools that maintain traditional policies on gender, gender transitions, and restroom use.
Nova Classical Academy, a charter school in St. Paul, Minn., agreed on Aug. 7 to adopt a far-reaching gender inclusion policy and pay a child's parents $120,000. The agreement ended a 16-month legal battle initiated in 2016 by David and Hannah Edwards, the parents of a then-kindergartener who was born a boy but wanted to identify as a girl. Read More
Transgender debate focus of new bookNASHVILLE (BP) -- The transgender debate isn't really about a debate but about people, a Southern Baptist ethicist says in his new book on the controversial issue.
The debate is about "precious people made in the image of God who are hurting, who are confused, who are angry, who are scared, who may have been told by their family that they are unwelcome," Andrew Walker writes in "God and the Transgender Debate."
"It's about some people who are delighted with how culture has shifted when it comes to gender identity, and other people who are concerned about how culture has shifted." Read More
From transgender to transformedBARTLESVILLE, Okla. -- Francine Perry and her daughter Laura recently sat down to look at family photos. As they reflected on the good times, they also could see how God was at work, especially through the difficult times -- and there were many of those.
On the heels of rebellious teenage years, Laura lived as a transgender man for nearly a decade of her adult life. Other than her family and select friends, though, most people just knew Laura as "Jake." Read More
Reformers' wisdom applied to transgender debateNASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid contemporary discussion of transgenderism, the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation has helped resurface historic wisdom on gender and sexuality.
While predating by centuries the modern phenomenon of transgenderism, Martin Luther and John Calvin were among Reformers to denounce those who attempted to blur the distinction between men and women -- an error dating back to the ancient world. Read More
Army's promotion of transgender ideology 'misguided'
The U.S. Army has implemented new training that requires soldiers to accept the presence of people with the physical traits of the opposite sex in barracks, bathrooms and showers. Read More
Transgender student wins restroom case appeal
A Wisconsin high school girl who identifies as a boy should be allowed to use the boy's restroom, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. Read More
France rejects a third gender categoryPARIS (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
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'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