gender

Gender-neutral birth certificates?

OLYMPIA, Wash. (KING) – The Washington State Department of Health is asking for public commentary on a proposal that would add a gender-neutral option for sex designation on birth certificates. The proposed rule includes changes to the requirements for individuals to request …

Oregon bill aims to pinpoint, eliminate police profiling

Salem, Ore. — A bill making it’s way through Salem could establish new state-wide policies and training for law enforcement. The proposal looks to eliminate profiling by requiring specific training while also keeping track of all police officer interactions; things some local departments …

Medford City Council sees diversity

Medford, Ore. — The Medford City Council has been lacking in diversity this past year, seating eight white men on council, but that’s all changing after the election. Council President Dick Gordon was reelected from Ward One. However, Medford will also welcome …

No boys, no girls, just students?

Albuquerque, N.M. (KOB) — Teachers at Albuquerque’s Carlos Rey Elementary School are in a tough situation after their assistant principal told them to stop calling their students “boys and girls.” School administrators decided to take the new transgender bathroom policy for Albuquerque …

Oregon DMV won’t issue non-binary license

Portland, Ore. (KATU) — The way he was at birth, plus hormone therapy, left Jamie Shupe gender neutral. Not male, not female. That’s important to Jamie Shupe. “I was someone who was born with mixed-sex characteristics. So to classify me as solely male …

Minnesota considers “bathroom bill”

St. Paul, Minn. (KARE) — Legislators in Minnesota have introduced their own “bathroom bill” similar to others that have recently come under fire for discriminating against the LGBT community. The bill was met with support and scorn at a hearing of the …