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Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Youth

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201605-title-ix-transgender.pdf

Letter of guidance sent to public schools and colleges directing them to provide transgender students with access to bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity.  The letter summarizes school obligations toward transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and how the federal government will evaluate a school’s compliance with those obligations.  The letter begins on p. 2 following a Notice of Language Assistance.  From the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and the Office for Civil Rights of the U. S. Department of Education.

 

Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Youth

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/oshs/emergingpractices.pdf

Covers information on student transitions, privacy and confidentiality, sex-segregated activities and facilities, and additional practices to support transgender students.  Also contains a bibliography of federal resources on transgender students.  From the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education

 

U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Release Joint Guidance to Help Schools Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Youth

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-departments-justice-and-education-release-joint-guidance-help-schools-ensure-civil-rights

Press release explaining the meaning of the letter of guidance sent to public schools and colleges about treatment of transgender students.  .  From the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and the Office for Civil Rights of the U. S. Department of Education.

 

Justice Department Files Complaint Against the State of North Carolina to Stop Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Federal State Relations,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-files-complaint-against-state-north-carolina-stop-discrimination-against

Agency press release explaining the reasons for the lawsuit filed against North Carolina because of the alleged discrimination against transgender individuals of state legislation relating to the use of bathrooms and changing facilities.  From the Justice Department

 

Human Rights and Democracy: The 2014 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Report

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Sex Issues,Terrorism,Women

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/415912/21064_WL_Human_Rights_Annual_Report_High_Res.pdf

The British perspective on the global human rights situation during 2014.  Reviews the situation in specific countries and describes what the British government is doing to promote human rights and democratic values overseas.  Identifies 27 countries of concern.  From the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

The National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Sex Issues

https://www.justice.gov/psc/file/842411/download

Provides a comprehensive threat assessment of the nature and scope of the current dangers facing U.S. children including child pornography offenses, child sexual abuse and sex trafficking, child sex tourism, and sex offense registry violations.  Also contains a section on the unique problems of child exploitation in Indian country.  Also reviews federal agency efforts to combat child exploitation.  From the Department of Justice

 

G.G. by his Next Friend and Mother, Deirdre Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Education,Headlines,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/Opinions/Published/152056.P.pdf

Decision of federal appeals court in Richmond that a transgender high school student in Gloucester County can sue the school board for a violation of his constitutional rights.  School board policy required students to use the bathroom of their biological sex rather than gender identity.  The court agreed with the U.S. Department of Education that the policy violated the law prohibiting sex discrimination in schools receiving federal funding.  From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

 

Trends in Attitudes About Marriage, Childbearing, and Sexual Behavior: United States, 2002, 2006-2010, and 2011-2013

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Headlines,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr092.pdf

Finds there was an increase in the percentages of men and women who agreed with premarital cohabitation, nonmarital childbearing, the right for gay and lesbian adults to adopt children, same-sex sexual relations, and premarital sex for those aged 18. There was a decrease in the percentages of men and women who agreed with divorce. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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