Transgender Persons and the Law

American Bar Association
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(Former practicing lawyer from Alabama)


Transgender Persons and the Law, 2nd edition is a very comprehensive text. It brings together a comprehensive overview of the laws and landmark court cases involving transgender individuals in a variety of legal situations, including housing, military service and veterans benefits, family law, education, health care, personal safety, employment, immigration, and criminal justice. It also discusses the myriad of legal documents transgender persons need to understand before filling out paperwork in order to change their name, birth certificate, and gender identification. This new edition includes the latest in regulations and policy statements (including the looming Executive Order by President Obama on LGBT discrimination by federal contractors) regarding transgenderism and a handful of new cases that have been brought before the courts since publication of the first edition in summer 2013. It also includes a link to an online database that features a complete set of legal forms for all fifty states and the District of Columbia for name changes and, for those jurisdictions that allow it, changes to birth certificates Transgender Persons and the Law, 2nd edition confronts transgender discrimination and works to safeguard the legal rights of all transgender individuals.

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