Friday, March 20, 2009

Trans-Rights?

Cincinnati has protections for gender identity/expression. 

Did you know that both Massachusetts and Connecticut were gearing up for a fight to gain protections in those states? The story: Mass/Conn are good on marriage, bad on trans-rights; Cincinnati is good on trans-rights, bad on marriage.

Weird. I'm actually really surprised by this. 

2 comments:

Wolfie said...

Well. Being from Boston I have to say though it was 20 years ago in 1989 that Massachusetts became the second state in the country to pass a comprehensive anti-discrimination law prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, credit and services.

They just didn't include transgender/identity remember this was 20 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Do keep in mind, though, that several of the issues trans people face can only be solved on a state-wide level. For example: rules involving gender changes on state ID/birth certificates, clear marriage rights and issues of discrimination in child custody hearings.

It's great that Cincinnati is on board (mostly because CCV is kinda confused about how to handle trans issues), but Ohio as a whole has quite a mixed record.