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Historic Win for Transgender People in Norway
July 2, 2016 • no comments • 496 views
LGBT, Sex & Gender

The lack of legal rights for transgender people in Norway was brought up in our parliament by the Socialist Party back in 2000. In May this year, after 16 years of lobbying and hard work by a lot of people, a new law finally passed that allows any people the right to define their own legal gender. The law came into effect on July 1st.

On the 30th of May Proposition 74L (2015–2016) passed with 79 votes against 13. The law grants any person over the age of 16 the right to determine their own legal gender, though still limited to female or male. Children between the age of 6 and 16 will also be able to change legal gender with parental consent.

A screenshot of the logo of their website.
Gender Identity Watch, Conservative Pseudo-Feminists
November 24, 2013 • 3 comments • 15 900 views
LGBT

Secular Woman recently released a petition for the Southern Poverty Law Center to start tracking the hate site “Gender Identity Watch”. I am one of the original signatories of the petition and statement. I have explained why these people need to be watched before. Cathy Brennan and her collaborators are responsible for a long list […]

Proposition 88 L
March 22, 2013 • no comments • 329 views
Media, Short

The Norwegian Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion released a proposition for a new anti-discrimination law today. The main inclusion that caught my eye (not that I read it all) was: Departementet har sendt på høring et forslag til likelydende bestemmelser om opplysningsplikt i alle diskrimineringslovene. Høringsforslaget betyr at arbeidsgivere får opplysningsplikt ved mistanke om […]

Worth Reading: Pope Special
February 12, 2013 • no comments • 408 views
Worth Reading

As most people probably have heard by now, the pope has resigned. As BBC reports: It is extremely rare for a Pope to resign. In the Middle Ages, Pope Celestine V resigned in 1294, after only five months as pontiff. He died nearly two years later as a hermit. The last pope to resign was […]

Video: LGBT Rights With a Twist
October 21, 2012 • one comment • 461 views
LGBT, Media

This is an interesting video with an interesting twist. It’s by one of the few good Christian preachers I suppose. At least he’s a one of the good guys on this issue. But I think it also goes to show how conservatives have always been holding back progress in every area of society, including human rights.

Worth Reading – Part IX
September 30, 2012 • no comments • 625 views
Worth Reading

I’m going to try making these on a monthly basis. So here’s the September highlights from my RSS feeds and Twitter. Secularism and Sexism Jen McCreight who took a stand against the harassment that’s going on in the secularism movement has gotten so much hateful feedback for her initiative that she no longer have the […]

Book: Two Feet Off the Ground
June 11, 2012 • no comments • 316 views
Media

Two Feet Off the Ground by Suzie Carr is a LGBT romance novel. The main character, Lauren Woods, a hairstylist and a single mother, falls head over heels in love with Paula McKenna, the sexy and adventurous soccer coach of Laura’s son Owen. But Lauren has a secret fear that has prevented her from enjoying life to its […]