U.S. Supreme Court
Steve Tawa
May 28, 2019 - 10:12 am
UPDATED: 1:45 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case that challenged the Boyertown Area School District's policy of allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and lockers aligned with their gender identities. Attorneys representing some...
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Muhlaysia Booker
Ryan Michalesko/The Dallas Morning News via AP
May 20, 2019 - 11:32 am
DALLAS (AP) — A 23-year-old transgender woman seen on a widely circulated video being beaten in front of a crowd of people was found dead over the weekend in a Dallas shooting, police said. Muhlaysia Booker was found face-down in a street early Saturday and no suspect has been identified, police...
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Governor Murphy holds a press conference with advocates, community and faith leaders on impact of marijuana legalization and expungement legislation in Trenton.
Edwin J. Torres/NJ Governor's Office via Flickr
David Madden
May 03, 2019 - 2:58 pm
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey is joining a growing list of states that’s committed to fighting President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military. Gov. Phil Murphy calls the ban “abhorrent and un-American” and vows to defy it, at least when it comes to the New...
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U.S. Supreme Court
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
April 22, 2019 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the main federal civil rights law that prohibits employment discrimination applies to LGBT people. The justices say Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired because of their sexual orientation. Another case...
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In this March 6, 2017, file photo, Gloucester County High School senior Gavin Grimm, a transgender student, listens to a speaker during a news conference.
Steve Helber/AP, file
February 17, 2019 - 11:50 am
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For nearly four years, Gavin Grimm has been suing his former school district after it banned him from using the boys bathrooms in high school. Along the way, he's became a national face for transgender rights. His case almost went to the U.S. Supreme Court. He graduated and...
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Adult Gender Reveal
Courtesy Heather Lundberg Brown via CNN
February 08, 2019 - 10:08 am
By Shelby Copeland and Lauren M. Johnson, CNN (CNN) — There were balloons, confetti and a big teddy bear — all the usual trappings of an extravagant gender reveal photo shoot. But this Kentucky mom's celebration had a twist: it was a gender reveal for her 20-year-old transgender son. "He thought I...
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birth certificate
David Madden
February 05, 2019 - 1:51 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey now allows residents to change their birth certificates to reflect their gender identity. The state joins Washington, Oregon and California, as well as the city of New York, to allow for what are referred to as gender-neutral birth certificates. The law...
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Dr. Christine McGinn
Courtesy of Dr. Christine McGinn
January 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Following news of this week's Supreme Court ruling on the military ban on transgender service members , a Bucks County surgeon and veteran is offering free sex reassignment surgeries to transgender troops. Dr. Christine McGinn has a bustling practice in New Hope. As a...
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In this Jan. 7, 2019 photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington, D.C.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
Mike DeNardo
January 22, 2019 - 9:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration's ban on transgender people in the military to go into effect, while challenges continue in lower courts. LGBT activists are continuing to push for the ban to be overturned. The high court split 5-4 in...
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AP Photo/Evan Vucci
November 23, 2018 - 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to fast-track cases on the president's decision to prevent certain transgender people from serving in the military. The administration asked the court on Friday to take up three cases on the issue. Lower courts had blocked the...
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