Tag: civil rights

Transgender migrant’s family accuses ICE of negligence

ALBUQUERQUE — The family of a transgender Honduran migrant who died in ICE custody are saying the woman did not receive medical care and was abused. From the SF Gate: Tennessee-based civil rights attorney Andrew Free released details of an independent autopsy this week that noted deep bruising along Roxsana Hernandez’s ribs that wasn’t evident…

Chicago aldermen condemn administration’s discrimination against transgender community

CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a resolution opposing the Trump administration’s proposed anti-transgender policy. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the council passed the resolution after the appeal of a transgender girl’s mother. “I’m 100 percent certain that my gender, your gender, and my child’s gender is for the person to decide.…

AG Madigan joins group fighting to keep transgender protections

CHICAGO — Outgoing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday joined with 20 other state attorneys general in pushing back against a possible new Trump administration policy that would remove protections for transgender people, a Chicago TV station reported. From CBS2 Chicago: “Civil rights laws are crucial to ensuring access to healthcare and education and…

SPLC, Lambda Legal sue DOJ, BOP for records on rollback of protections for transgender people in prison

NEW YORK – Today, Lambda Legal and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) sued the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to compel the federal agencies to produce all documents and communications connected to the Trump administration’s decision six months ago to alter its Transgender Offender Manual, including communications…