In 2015, the Obergefell v. Hodges case ended the “state bans on same-sex marriage”, therefore legalizing same-sex marriage (Important Supreme Court Cases). Now, “same-sex couples can now receive the benefits...of marriage that were largely exclusive to heterosexual couples” (Koch). The ruling has led to the modern fight for gay civil rights. Exposure to the LGBTQ+ community, the southern “Bathroom Bills”, and other fights for transgender rights, and the press for more LGBTQ+ representation in the media has erupted from this case. Both rulings had very big impacts on their respective communities.
Strive for Gender Neutral Bathrooms The recent hot debate in our society focuses on the new controversial policy for public bathrooms to be identified as gender neutral. People who identify as a gender other than their biological sex are allowed to use the bathroom based on how they identify themselves. Elizabeth Vliet, is a current physician, has acquired specialized training from Johns Hopkins Sexual Medicine Consultation team, and provides her stance about the gender neutral bathroom policy will promote the increase of danger, especially for women. Vliet has treated numerous patients over the years regarding sex and gender issues.
Does the U.S. Constitution Need an Equal Rights Amendment? Over the course of the year we have touched on many different topics of gender studies and politics. The topic that appealed to me the most was the Equal Rights Amendment. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is an amendment that was invented to obtain equal rights for both males and females in society.
The Stonewall Riots are said to mark the beginning of the modern LGBT rights movement, and it was largely initiated by transgender women of color. Over the next few decades, legislation would be enacted to aid the cause for equality. By 1977, trans athletes could play on the teams of their gender identities, and by 1993 anti-discrimination laws were extended to transpeople in Minnesota. In the 21st century alone, transpeople were getting invited to the White House, playing in college sports, and serving as judges, all without having to hide who they were (“Milestones in the American Transgender Movement”). Hardships are still all too common, unfortunately, but much progress has been made nonetheless, and the fight continues to this
To keep the educational opportunities equal for all sexes, including transgender, schools must allow transgender students to use the restroom they identify with. Doing otherwise would create a stigma attached to transgender students (since students could be initially unaware that the individual is transgender) causing their learning environment to become uncomfortable, hurting their studies. Under Title IX, the school isn’t allowed to treat G.G. differently because of his sex,
Jess begins working at a bar in Buffalo where she is welcomed as a family and she is able to express her gender identity without being picked on. Since it was the 1960’s, lesbian bars were dangerous, and it wasn’t a safe place for Jess or butches. The policemen would frequently raid the bar and arrest Jess and other butches dressed in male clothing. In contrast, transgender women have free access where policemen don’t target but violence against these transgender women is still active. According to Advocate, “Law enforcement agencies reported 5,928 hate crime incidents in 2013, and of those reported 20.8 percent motivated by a victim's sexual orientation” (Advocate).
Notably, the “T” in LGBT stands for transgender, which includes those who do not conform to the traditional ideals of their ‘gender’ or birth sex (Ard & Makadon, 2012). In some cases, these individuals may decide to go through hormonal therapy or surgery to alter their gender identity. Due to the fact that the transgender population in the US is known to only be 0.3%, many are uneducated about the medical needs of these individuals, including physicians (Ard & Makadon, 2012). Moreover, a policy to diminish LGBT care disparities should also educate people (especially physicians) in understanding the cultural context of their patients’ lives (LGBT individuals) in order for all people to attain the best possible
These issues lead to what our history class describes as “modern sectionalism”. One such issue is LGBT+ rights and equality. In the article “Here Are A Few Of The Things The LGBT Community Is Still Fighting For,” the author talks about how the LGBT+ community is still fighting for certain rights.
Women and men have their own category of bathroom which is women 's bathroom or mens bathroom. Without a bathroom that separate from the transgender people then many women and men aren 't comfortable going to a public restroom at school and in public. People have this sense that they don 't know who’s coming through the bathroom door , it could be a guy for all they know. Having transgender going into a bathroom they believe they belong in is dangerous. For the fact that a women could be intoxicated in the bathroom but rather than a woman finding her there , it 's an intoxicated transgender going to the bathroom.
Mike Jenerette Jr Phyllis Gowdy English 111 06 July 2017 Transgender Bathroom Use The United States has made quality progress in terms of equal rights for the gay and lesbian community, and our society, for the most part, has moved right along with it. However the T in LGBT has been under fire from the Republican Party in recent years. T standing for the Transgender community, the GOP (Grand Only Party\Republican Party) discovered that transgendered personnel wanted to use the restroom based on their gender identity, in contrast to their anatomical assignment. This has left the GOP in a state of unrest as attempts to undue the liberalistic idea have ensued. The transgender/transsexual community has a historical presence that has lasted
In this letter, I would like to show you why, and possibly encourage you to agree that schools, community centres, and other public facilities need least one gender neutral restroom stall and/or changing room for non-binary and gender nonconforming students, citizens and to the root of what we all are, humans. I’d first like to explain to you what transgender and non-binary genders are, and why they’re important, and why transphobia affects us all. I will start with transgender, transgender is the most commonly known non-binary gender identity, describing when a persons sex (what they were assigned with at birth based on their body) does not align with their gender (identifying as male or female), whilst sex is based upon what is between your legs, gender is based upon what is between your ears. Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes Transgender as: “of, relating to, or being a person who identifies with or expresses a gender identity that differs from the one which
Catherine Lhamon, the Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights said, “The agreement strikes a balance between respecting individual privacy while ensuring that all students receive the opportunity to participate equally in school programs and activities” (Eldeib 4). The student has every right to feel safe and secure at her school and this law being passed is a huge step in making her feel that way. John Knight said, “Districts that care about the safety and dignity of their transgender students make it clear up front that gender-appropriate restrooms and locker rooms are available” (Eldeib 2). Passing this law was the right thing to do, it helped the little girl feel safe and promised bigger and brighter changes for the
Transgender stereotyping has come a long way. It used to not be understood, let alone accepted. It has taken many years, and the world has started to comprehend the changes transgender individuals want to make. We often take changes like these and pay no mind to them, because it is only human nature to judge others unlike you. It is unknown to us, therefore we are apprehensive about it.
Transgenders get treated badly not only by strangers, but also by family and friends. They also are so threatened that they leave school and have a higher chance of getting a lower, more poor education than other students. Unfortunately, the article reminds us, “.. just 19 states and the District of Columbia BAN discrimination in public accomodations against people based on their gender identity or sexual orientation.” Only 19/50 states have banned discrimination against people based on what they wear or want to be called. That means in 31 states, it’s okay, or at least legal