Tuesday, May 02, 2017

It’s Nice That They Obey The Law

It always nice to see an article about someone who is just doing what they are supposed to do and they make a big thing out of it.
Regents Adopt Polices To Protect Transgender Students
The Hartford Courant
By Kathleen Megan
May 1, 2017

In keeping with an executive order issued by the governor, the Board of Regents for Higher Education has approved a policy ensuring that transgender students have access to the bathrooms and locker rooms associated with their gender identity.

In addition, the board adopted a policy that allows students in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system to identify themselves by their preferred first name, including on student ID cards.

"Our focus is and always will be on developing successful, engaged students and to do that we must continue to provide a learning environment that encourages personal growth for everyone," said Mark Ojakian, CSCU president. "Transgender students are part of the CSCU community and we want to make sure they feel valued and empowered to pursue their education. These policies are aligned with our core values and our history as an institution."

The board resolution echoed the support for transgender students in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's executive order issued in February, the day after President Donald Trump's decision to rescind federal protections allowing transgender students to use the public bathroom consistent with their gender identity.
Um… it nice that you are doing this now… but the law that said you had to do what you are doing now was passed in 2011.

It wasn’t the governor’s executive order; he was merely restating Connecticut law… Oh which reminds me, there is a case that is winding its way through the courts on employment discrimination here in Connecticut and as far as I know it is the first case that invokes the 2011 law and it looks like that it is a good test case. From what I heard it is a clear case of gender identity/expression discrimination that the company refused to settle out of court.

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