American Academy of Pediatrics Commends White House for Asserting Protections for Transgender Students

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) commends the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice for their joint guidance to school districts across the country clarifying protections for transgender students. The letter requires those school districts receiving Title IX funding, which prohibits sexual discrimination in educational programs, to allow transgender students[Read More…]

Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Eric Fanning’s Confirmation as Secretary of the Army

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- “I want to congratulate Eric Fanning on his confirmation as Secretary of the Army by the U.S. Senate.  Eric is one of our country’s most knowledgeable, dedicated, and experienced defense officials and I am confident he will make an exceptional Secretary. Eric’s experienced leadership will be an invaluable asset[Read More…]

ACLU Comment On Hhs Rule Implementing Nondiscrimination Provision Of The Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- The Department of Health and Human Services today issued a final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act that would, among other aspects, prohibit sex discrimination for patients seeking health care. Louise Melling, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, had this reaction: “These life-changing[Read More…]

ACLU Comment On Education And Justice Department’s Title Ix Guidance For Transgender Students

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- The Departments of Education and Justicetoday announced comprehensive guidance that requiresschools to treat transgender students in accordance with their gender identity. James Esseks, director of the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & HIV Project, had this reaction: “With this guidance, the Education and Justice Departments are making it crystal[Read More…]

Donald Trump’s ‘States’ Rights’ Policy Assertion on Transgender Students Dangerous, Reckless

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released the following statement after Donald Trump declined this morning to support the Obama Administration’s important announcement that school districts should ensure that transgender students are treated with dignity and allowed equal access to[Read More…]

HHS Implements Critical New Regulation to Protect LGBT People From Discrimination in Healthcare

New regulation makes clear that transgender people must be treated consistent with their gender identity and cannot be denied care provided to anyone else, even when it’s transition-related care Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) praised the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights for[Read More…]

Massachusetts Senate Approves Measure Extending Crucial Protections to Transgender Community

Legislation prohibits discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations including parks, restaurants, restrooms, and libraries Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization hailed the Massachusetts State Senate’s vote extending commonsense non-discrimination protections to the state’s transgender residents and[Read More…]

Final 2023 Mayoral Forum with Joe Woods

Final Village Trustee Forum – March 19, 2023