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Norway allows children to legally change gender

Transgenderism | New law requires no counseling, treatment, or physician consultation
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/29/16, 10:36 am

Norwegians as young as 6 can now legally change their gender using an online form—without a doctor’s approval, counseling, or surgery.

The law, adopted with a 79-13 vote by the Norwegian parliament in June, makes Norway the fifth country in the world to pass a similar law, and the second behind Malta to include children. While the process in Malta requires a parent to seek court approval for the gender change, children in Norway apply for the change using the same process and paperwork as adults.

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Obama administration defends transgender directive

Transgenderism | Government official predicts courts eventually will redefine ‘sex’ to include gender identity
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/23/16, 03:34 pm

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration this week publicly defended its transgender restroom directive and indicated it believes courts will eventually rule in its favor on the issue.

Amy McIntosh, principle deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Education (DOE) made the remarks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing on regulatory affairs. It was the first time the administration has answered questions about the controversial guidelines.

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McCrory insists he still supports HB2

Transgenderism | North Carolina governor drops state lawsuit to focus resources on the Obama administration’s challenge
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 9/20/16, 03:47 pm

Citing overlapping lawsuits and “substantial costs to the state,” North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory withdrew a lawsuit against the federal government over HB2, the state’s so-called “bathroom bill.” North Carolina will continue to defend the controversial law in separate but similar lawsuits pending in federal courts.

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