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September 23, 2016

Senators Join Call to Repeal VA’s Ban on Care for Transgender Vets

Yesterday a group of U.S. Senators sent a letter urging the Veterans Administration to eliminate its blanket ban on medically necessary transition-related surgeries for transgender veterans. 

September 21, 2016

AAMVA Highlights Best Driver’s License Gender Change Policies

This week the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), an organization that develops model programs for motor vehicle agencies across North America, has released a resource showcasing effective driver’s license gender marker change policies. NCTE worked closely with AAMVA to develop this new resource, and our hope is that it will assist states with outdated or nonexistent gender marker change policies to implement better policies.

September 20, 2016

HUD Finalizes Rule to Ensure Shelters Protect Homeless Trans People

Today the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a final regulation that requires federally-funded emergency shelters to provide access to shelter accommodations consistent with a person’s gender identity. This follows similar Department of Justice guidance for domestic violence shelters and other programs funded by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). 

September 19, 2016

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Sex Discrimination Includes LGBT Discrimination, Too

Following in the footsteps of numerous other federal agencies, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a letter last week clarifying that discriminating against LGBT people in the realm of credit falls under the category of "sex discrimination."

September 14, 2016

Members of Congress Tell VA: Repeal Health Care Ban for Trans Vets

In a letter to Secretary Robert McDonald, Members of Congress urged the Veterans Administration to repeal an outdated and unlawful regulation that bans all transition-related surgeries for transgender veterans.

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