Tag Archives: Gender identity disorder

Cracks in your foundation: Dana Beyer, M.D. and Monica Roberts support Brennan and Hungerford’s UN letter

WE ALL AGREE THAT OBJECTIVE CRITERIA ARE LEGALLY NECESSARY FOR PROTECTION OF A “TRANS” IDENTITY Shocking, isn’t it? Well, let’s not waste any time proving my alarming assertion with screenshots and links! First, here is the view represented by the 2011 shot-heard-round-the-world-UN-letter that elicited threats of violence, harassment, and claims of our complicity with murder: […]

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 […]

DELAWARE joins MA and CT with “improper purpose” limitation on “gender identity” protections

Delaware joined 16 other US states this week by passing anti-discrimination protections for “gender identity.” The good news is that some reasonable limitations were added by eleventh hour amendment to the legislation. The central problem with “gender identity” legislation is still implicated by the definition itself because it directly overrides sex and is self-referential (gender is gender). Let’s take […]

Activism to normalize gender transitioning now comes at children’s expense

It was recently announced that the Oregon Health Plan, which provides healthcare coverage to low-income residents of Oregon, will cover “medical care” for “transgender” children starting October 1, 2014. [1] The official text of the Oregon Health Plan guideline reads: “Hormone treatment is included on this line only for use in delaying the onset of […]

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 […]

Insurance coverage and the medicalization of gender non-conformity, Part 2

[Ok, ok, it was more than a week. PART 1 is here. Pdf of the entire essay is here. In Oregon, the Insurance Division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services (division) recently issued a comprehensive bulletin (INS 2012-01) about health insurance coverage of medical treatments for gender identity/gender dysphoria (GI/GD) (see discussion of meaning […]

Insurance coverage and the medicalization of gender non-conformity, Part 1

[This will be a two-part post. Check back next week and/or subscribe to the blog for the second installment. Full pdf here.] Insurance coverage of medical treatments for “sex changes” is very controversial. Medicaid coverage of gender identity related conditions is practically a legal field of study unto itself.[i]  Like the various definitions of “gender identity,” […]