The Legal Movement for Equal Rights for Transgender People in the US – Corey Stoughton (Advocacy Director, Liberty)

Helen Taylor 25th September 2017

As transgender people have increasingly come out to demand full participation in public life, they have spurred a movement to ensure the law protects them from discrimination. In America, that movement has touched on many issues including equal access to health care, education, employment, military service, and protection from hate crime. During the Obama administration, the United States federal government lent its support to that movement by prosecuting hate crime, interpreting laws prohibiting sex discrimination to include transgender people, and by fighting discriminatory state laws that purposefully singled out transgender people. Although the Trump administration has already acted to roll back federal support, the march toward legal recognition of transgender rights has momentum, and a definitive decision from the U.S. Supreme Court is likely in the very near future.

This seminar is being co-hosted with the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, and will take place at Mansfield College, in the Gilly Leventis Seminar Room, within the Institute and based at the new Hands Building (shown on the map as Love Lane building). Please report to the Lodge on arrival and ask for directions.

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