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Most Important Strides In Trans Rights Made In 2016

Posted by on 23 January 2017
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There have been many events that have impacted the conversation around transgender rights. Important strides were made in 2016, giving a louder voice to the transgender community and shedding light on many of the issues they continue to face. Fundamental rights include equal access to employment, healthcare, education, public services, and legal recognition by government agencies. The following are just some of the strides in trans rights made in 2016. Public Bathrooms And Anti-Discrimination Laws Arguably the most prominent debate related to trans rights was the debate over the use of public restrooms. In the United States, North Carolina and Mississippi passed new legislation that restricted access to public facilities by transgender people. But Massachusetts led the fight against discrimination by passing a new anti-discrimination law that gives transgender people access to public restrooms that are in line with their gender identities. In addition, the U.S. Departments of Education and…

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