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Report looks at trans community and the law
2016-06-01

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A new report states that restroom-access measures that target transgender people contribute to a pattern of criminalizing individuals solely on their gender identity.

"Unjust: How the Broken Criminal Justice System Fails Transgender People" analyzes how transgender and gender non-conforming people face high levels of discrimination in many areas of life putting them at risk for economic insecurity, the experience of homelessness and reliance on survival economies.

"Unjust" spotlights laws regarding restrooms as well as HIV and sex-work criminalization. Among the facts the report unveils is that, during the 2015-2016 legislative session, at least 20 states proposed legislation restricting restroom access for transgender people.

The Movement Advancement Project ( MAP ) and the Center for American Progress ( CAP )—in partnership with the Advancement Project, Forward Together, JustLeadershipUSA, the National LGBTQ Task Force, the National Center for Transgender Equality and the Transgender Law Center—authored the report. It is online at LGBTMap.org/criminal-justice-trans.

Press release at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Report-Bathroom-bills-further-criminalize-trans-lives/55318.html .


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