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Transgender Rights at Risk: Trump Administration Says Gender Is Defined at Birth

Transgender Rights at Risk: Trump Administration Says Gender Is Defined at Birth

The Trump Administration is trying to establish a legal definition of sex that could reverse Title IX protections for transgender individuals. Defining Gender Last week, The New York Times reported that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) circulated a memo advocating for a restrictive definition of “sex” under Title IX—the federal law that bans gender discrimination in education. DHHS wants government agencies that enforce Title IX—including the Departments of Labor, Justice, and Education—to adopt the following definition:…

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California Passes New Equal Pay Law

California Passes New Equal Pay Law

The gender gap is alive and well in California. According to a 2014 study by the National Women’s Law Center, a woman working full time in California still earns only 84 cents for every dollar that a man makes. For women of color, the gap is even more significant. For example, a Latina woman earns only 44 cents for every dollar that a white man makes. On October 6, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act into…

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