Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Birth Certificate And Student Dormitory Legal Battles For Transgender

The Huffington Post reports that George Fox University, in Newberg, Oregon has stopped a transgender sophomore student from living in an all male dorm because of their “theological commitments” as a Christian school.

However, the student has now decided to file a federal complaint against the university. The school however have rejected his claim for discrimination and have released a statement saying "The university has made many efforts to provide support and accommodation for the student and remains committed to his academic, physical, emotional and spiritual welfare."

Chaninat & Leeds Attorneys are a Bangkok based US immigration law firm specializing in US Immigration Law in Thailand 

This story comes as The Star reports that a family in Canada has filedhuman rights complaint arguing their son should be allowed to change or remove the “sex” from his birth certificate. She has lived life as a girl from a young age, and is indeed now only six. Her mother said says Renn needed her birth certificate last year to register for kindergarten in Saskatoon and was embarrassed when she saw that she was listed as a boy.

In the 1970s, most provinces changed their laws so people could change their birth certificates after sex reassignment surgery. The revision left out transgender children, because people must be at least 18 to be eligible for the surgery.

Read the two stories here and here

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