Category Archives: Legal issues

A week of highs and the lows

It was a crazy week. My often-progressive state of North Carolina regressed and passed the “marriage amendment,” adding an amendment to our state constitution saying marriage is defined by a man and a woman. (Though my county of Durham and … Continue reading

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Some good news from Lina’s homeland

Exciting news for Lina, who is a Dutch citizen. We’ve had some issues getting her birth certificate changed. People think the Dutch are so progressive with transgender issues, but that’s not the case in many areas. It was just announced … Continue reading

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Great news from our former home of Massachusetts

Lina and I were proud to be traveling in Boston (where we met and once lived) shortly after the  Massachusetts Legislature passed the Transgender Equal Rights Bill, joining 15 other states and the District of Columbia in extending much-needed protection to transgender … Continue reading

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Thanks to our advocates, we won an insurance appeal

Last month I wrote that Lina and I learned she had won an appeal regarding short-term disability insurance when she was out of work for “facial feminization surgery.” We now have details to post, and I can finally give a shoutout … Continue reading

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We’re celebrating a favorable insurance ruling

Lina and I (just back from a glorious week in New Mexico!) this week learned that she won an appeal regarding short-term disability insurance when she was out of work for “facial feminization surgery.” I’ll post details when we get the … Continue reading

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