Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Here Comes The Judge!

We have had a lot of court cases come up, some we won, some we lost.
Judge halts California Chino Valley school district's transgender policy amid state lawsuit
LGBTQ advocates say outing students without consent could put them in danger.
ABC Neews
By Kiara Alfonseca
September 6, 2023

A California judge has issued a temporary restraining order on what Attorney General Rob Bonta calls Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education’s "forced outing policy." The policy would require schools to inform parents if a student requests to use a name or pronoun different from the gender listed on their official records.

"The concern is how do we safeguard these students that identify as LGBTQ, and in my view, it's a situation that is singling out a class of protected individuals differently than the rest of the students," said Judge Thomas Garza in an oral ruling. He issued the restraining order out of an "abundance of caution."

The ruling comes a week after Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a lawsuit to challenge the enforcement of the policy, which Bonta has said "infringes on several state protections safeguarding students' civil and constitutional rights."
Then down in Florida we lost one…
Judge refuses to block Florida law restricting transgender adult care
The law makes it more difficult for transgender adults to access hormone therapy and surgeries.
Tampa Bay Times
By News Service of Florida
September 12, 2023

Pointing to a recent appellate court ruling in an Alabama case, a federal judge on Monday issued an order refusing to block a new Florida law making it more difficult for transgender adults to access hormone therapy and surgeries.

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle issued the order after indicating during a Sept. 1 hearing that he would not issue a preliminary injunction against the law, passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature this spring and championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The law requires patients diagnosed with gender dysphoria to sign informed-consent forms crafted by state medical boards. Also under the law, only physicians — not nurse practitioners — are allowed to order hormone therapy. In addition, the law bans the use of telehealth for new prescriptions.
Then we have similar case in Arkansas but we won,
Arkansas AG Griffin asks full appeals court to reverse ruling on transgender care for minors
District judge struck down state law banning care for those under 18
Arkansas Advocate
By: Tess Vrbin
September 7, 2023

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin on Thursday asked the full 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis to hear his appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that struck down the state’s ban on gender-affirming health care for transgender minors.

Act 626 of 2021, known as the Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act, prohibited physicians from providing “gender transition” treatments like hormones, puberty blockers and surgeries to those under age 18. Four Arkansas families and two physicians challenged the law in federal court.

U.S. District Judge James Moody temporarily enjoined enforcement of the law in July 2021 and oversaw the lawsuit’s eight-day trial last year. He permanently blocked the law in June, and Griffin appealed the decision in July.
Then in Oregon we have a case involving inmates…
Judge orders Oregon prison officials to classify transgender woman as vulnerable, place her in a single cell to prevent sex assaults
The Oregonian/OregonLive
By Maxine Bernstein
September 8, 2023

A federal judge Friday ordered the Oregon Department of Corrections to keep a transgender woman housed in her own cell and away from predatory prisoners who have sexually assaulted her.

U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken also ordered that Zera Lola Zombie be designated as a vulnerable person and not have to shower or dress in front of male prisoners or staff.
So let me get this straight. They are punishing her because other inmates are trying to rape her so they are isolating her!

What we see here is that the courts are all over the place on cases that involve trans people.

No comments:

Post a Comment