Florida’s transgender treatment rules draw court challenge
Four families filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging rules adopted by Florida medical boards that prohibit doctors from providing gender-affirming treatment such as puberty blockers and hormone therapy to transgender children, arguing the rules intrude on “parents’ fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their adolescent children.”
Transgender Missouri inmate executed for fatal stabbing
A Missouri inmate has been put to death for a 2003 killing, becoming what is believed to be the first transgender woman executed in the U.S. Amber McLaughlin was put to death Tuesday night, hours after Republican Gov. Mike Parson declined a clemency request.
Florida medical boards block treatments for transgender minors
Doctors will no longer be allowed to provide treatments such as puberty-blocking medications, hormone therapy and surgery to transgender people younger than 18, under rules approved Friday by the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine.
US appeals court: Beauty pageant can bar trans contestants
A federal appellate court says a national beauty pageant has a First Amendment right to exclude a transgender woman from competing, because including her could interfere with the message the pageant has said it wants to send about "what it means to be a woman.”.
Florida agency looks to deny gender affirming treatments for transgendered people
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration issued a report Thursday that could set the stage for the Medicaid program to deny coverage for treatments such as puberty-blocking medication and hormone therapy for transgender people.
Eligibility rule keeps transgender runner out of trials
Transgender runner CeCe Telfer will not be allowed to compete in the women’s 400-meter hurdles at U.S. Olympic trials because Telfer has not met the conditions World Athletics established in its eligibility regulations for certain women’s events.
Dwen Curry on the crisis transgender people face in prison
Dwen Curry on the crisis transgender people face in prison Transgender people in prison face a higher risk of sexual assault by both inmates and staff, a study shows. Dwen Curry, a Black transgender woman who spent four years in a men's prison, joined CBSN to discuss the harsh realities trans people face while serving time behind bars and what policymakers should do.cbsnews.com
Pentagon lifts ban on transgender service members
Transgender people were the last military service members who could be kicked out not for something they had done, but simply because of who they were. Defense Secretary Ash Carter ended that Thursday. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports.cbsnews.com
6/30: Pentagon lifts ban on transgender service members; Scores of Muslims find home at D.C. church
Transgender people were the last military service members who could be kicked out not for something they had done, but simply because of who they were; At a time when religious divisions often make the headlines, one house of worship in Washington, D.C., is a place where Muslims and Christians are coming together.cbsnews.com