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Federal court’s redefinition of ‘sex’ could have wide ripple effects

Courts | The 7th Circuit ruling adds sexual orientation to a list of classes protected under the Civil Rights Act
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 4/06/17, 03:49 pm

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a landmark ruling this week that redefines the term “sex” in the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include “sexual orientation.”

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Texas grapples with transgender wrestler’s case

Transgenderism | State governing body for high school sports must figure out how to protect competition and fairness
by Ray Hacke
Posted 4/04/17, 10:48 am

In “Lola,” the Kinks sing “Girls will be boys and boys will be girls, it’s a mixed-up, jumbled-up, shook-up world.” That’s certainly true in high school sports, where administrators have problems whether they classify athletes by the sex on their birth certificates or say they can be anything they want to be.

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North Carolina governor signs HB2 repeal

Transgenderism | Compromise legislation enacted to repeal parts of bathroom bill
by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/30/17, 04:47 pm

UPDATE: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said he has signed into law the legislation that revises HB2. Among other things, it repeals the provision of HB2 that requires people in schools and government buildings to use the public restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate.

“Today’s law immediately removes that restriction. It’s gone,” Cooper said.

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