Tag Archives: religion

Gender Identity and God

Skepticism as a specific pursuit is the questioning attitude toward opinions or beliefs that are stated as facts. In other words, skeptics do not take people’s opinions and beliefs as fact; they use science and verifiable and reproducible research as their guides for what is “true” and “real.” Science has shown in many ways that the […]

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 […]

I Love the Nutmeg State!

Recently, Jennifer Levi, an attorney at New England’s Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders wrote a piece for Pam’s House Blend on Connecticut’s recently enacted nondiscrimination law, which bans discrimination based on “gender identity.”   She wrote the article to counter allegations that “some people were saying that the language ‘sold out the non-transsexual part of […]