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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 […]

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 […]

Brennan-Hungerford response to “Making Shelters Safe for Transgender Evacuees”

Making Shelters Safe for Transgender Evacuees (see below) is a document issued last month by the National Center for Transgender Equality, Lambda Legal, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. Cathy Brennan and I take issue with the manner in which these guidelines seek to protect transgender evacuees, as […]