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Restatement of political position on “gender identity” laws in the USA

I opened this site in 2011 as an internet placeholder for an extremely controversial letter I had written with another lawyer. This letter, hereinafter referred to as the UN letter,[i] is about a legal trend in the United States towards the state level adoption of anti-discrimination laws designed to define and protect something called “gender identity.” We described […]

(G)ENDA back up for a vote in the Senate

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) has been introduced to Congress numerous times, and is up for a Senate vote again, but has thus far failed to be enshrined in law. Currently, there is no federal employment protection for gay, lesbian, and trans-identified people: we can be fired simply for being homosexual or gender non-compliant. These […]

Impact litigation? The ADA vs. “gender identity” laws

I received the following comment from a reader and decided that the best course of action– BECAUSE WE DO NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE AT SEXNOTGENDER.COM– was to edit it slightly for clarity and open it up for a larger discussion. It is, indeed, a FASCINATING legal question. I love it! Please email me at elizabeth.hungerford@gmail.com […]

Suggested revision to the Fairness for All Marylanders Act 2013 (SB0449)

The proposed Fairness for All Marylanders Act 2013 (SB0449)[i] symbolizes important legal protections for gender non-conforming individuals. The bill proposes to do this by amending the current Humans Relations laws to include prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of “gender identity.” Unfortunately, the bill is not well-written. The proposed definition of “gender identity” allows individuals to […]

Advanced topics in “gender identity,” male nudity, and fraud prevention

Popular progressive political discourse, fueled by the sloppy legal strategy of LGBT organizations, insists that adding “gender identity” to existing anti-discrimination statutes by legislative amendment is an urgent and necessary legal protection for transgendered and other gender non-conforming people. In fact, however, judicial interpretation of Sex discrimination law already prohibits gender-related sex-stereotyping. More than being benignly redundant, the current […]