Advocate: Courts Deliver Two Victories for Trans Americans

Advocate, August 7, 2020: Courts Deliver Two Victories for Trans Americans

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld a lower court’s ruling that a Florida school district was wrong to deny trans male student Drew Adams (pictured above) access to the boys’ restroom.

Also today, the U.S. District Court for Idaho quashed that state’s attempt to revive a policy barring trans residents from changing the gender marker on their birth certificates. The same court had ordered the state in 2018 to end its practice of automatically rejecting applications for such changes, but this year the state legislature defied the order by passing a bill banning these modifications in most cases, and Gov. Brad Little signed it into law. Two trans people, represented by Lambda Legal, quickly sued.

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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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