California Prisons Implement Policy That Allows Transgender Inmates to Access Surgeries

This policy allows California inmates, after professional evaluations, to receive “state-funded sex-reassignment surgery.” There are several factors that determine whether a person is qualified to proceed with the surgery; such as, being formerly diagnosed with what is previously known as gender dysphoria, having lived as desired gender for at least 12 months and having expressed […] Continue reading

Hospital Visitation and Medical Decision Making for Same-Sex Couples

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbt/news/2014/04/15/88015/hospital-visitation-and-medical-decision-making-for-same-sex-couples/ President Obama issued a presidential memorandum in 2010 “to ensure that hospitals that participate in Medicare or Medicaid respect the rights of patients to designate visitors.”. After several heartbreaking situations concerning same sex couples still being discriminated against, it … Continue reading Continue reading

Hospital Visitation and Medical Decision Making for Same-Sex Couples

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbt/news/2014/04/15/88015/hospital-visitation-and-medical-decision-making-for-same-sex-couples/ President Obama issued a presidential memorandum in 2010 “to ensure that hospitals that participate in Medicare or Medicaid respect the rights of patients to designate visitors.”. After several heartbreaking situations concerning same sex couples still being discriminated against, it … Continue reading Continue reading

Perkins Loan to not be renewed

The Senate has decided to not renew the Federal Perkins Loan Program or Perkins Loan, which needed to be renewed by September 30th, 2015. The Perkins Loan was first established in 1958 and was set in place to help students pay for their higher education. The H.R. 3594, which was put forward to to renew the Perkins Loan passed […] Continue reading