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Transgendered Persons and the Law by Ally…

Transgendered Persons and the Law

by Ally Windsor Howell

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Transgendered Persons and the Law is about who transgendered persons are and the legal issues confronting them. The legal topics covered are: (1) Identification Documents. Included are obtaining legal name changes, and amending birth certificate amendments and getting identification documents changed to reflect the transgendered person s new name and sex or gender. The types of identification documents discussed are driver s licenses, non-driver identification cards, Social Security cards, passports, immigrants Permanent Residence Cards or Green Cards and Naturalization Papers. Included on the CD which accompanies the book (or is available separately) are the forms necessary to get one s name changed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and to get one s birth certificate amended in all of the states which allow such. (2) Use of Public Facilities. Especially the use of public restrooms or bathrooms and locker rooms. A list of city and county ordinances and laws on the subject is included with accurate citations. (3) Housing Discrimination. Discussed are federal law, state laws, and city and county ordinances and laws. A list of state, city and county ordinances and laws on the subject is included with accurate citations. (4) Military Service and Veterans Benefits. Included are discharge policies relating to transgendered persons. Health care for transgendered veterans. (5) Family Law. Laws affecting the ability of transgendered persons to legally marry are discussed. Also discussed are the effect of being transgendered on child custody and visitation and divorce. (6) Education. Transgendered students are covered, including: Recordkeeping; Student Health Insurance; Use of Restrooms; Residence Halls and Dormitories; and Locker Rooms. (7) Health Care. Bias and prejudice in the delivery of health care and denial of care are discussed, along with the American Medical Association response. The issue of hospital visitation is covered. Denial of Coverage by Third Party Payors, such as commercial health insurance and plans, Medicaid, CHAMPUS and,, College and University Student Health Plans are discussed along with a listing of health plans by major U.S. employers which cover treatments for transgendered persons including sex change or reassignment surgery. The costs of providing treatments needed by transgendered persons (sex reassignment surgery, hormone, etc.) by health plans are discussed with statistics from scholarly studies. The tax treatment of medical care for transgendered persons is discussed too. (8) Personal Safety. Indifference to violence against transgendered persons is a real problem. It is illustrated by representative cases. State and federal hate crimes laws are discussed and accurate citations provided. Domestic violence towards transgendered persons is also covered. (9) Employment. The research studies show endemic discrimination towards transgendered persons. Remedies for such discrimination are a patch work of state and local laws and the ability to sometimes utilize federal laws which do not really address discrimination on account of gender expression or identity. State and local laws are covered with accurate citations to all. Federal employment non-discrimination laws which are sometimes used by transgendered persons and their lawyers are discussed, including the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1871, along with a circuit by circuit and district by district examination of federal court decisions. (10) Immigration. Asylum statutes, regulations, and cases are covered. Also discussed are the safety and health care of immigration detainees. (11) Criminal Justice and Corrections. The safety of transgendered inmates and the health care needs of transgendered inmates are discussed.

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