Gender-affirming bill draws GOP criticism; action postponed

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A bill introduced Thursday adding protections for gender-affirming care in Delaware has drawn criticism from Republicans for the impact it would have on parental rights. House Bill 230, sponsored by Rep. Deshanna Neal, D-Elsmere, would protect medical providers in Delaware who provide gender-affirming care from being prosecuted by other states that ban the practice. Neal said in a statement Friday …

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House committee approves LGBTQ panic defense ban

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

It’s called the gay panic defense: Someone reacts with force or violence when he or she realizes that another person is of a certain sexual orientation or gender identity. Delaware legislators are moving to eliminate that as a defense in Delaware courts.  The House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 142,  sponsored by Rep. Eric Morrison, D-Glasgow, to eliminate the move …

Amid great tumult, Red Clay passes transgender policy 4-3

Charlie MegginsonEducation, Headlines

Under Red Clay’s policy, trans students will be able to play on intramural school teams for the gender with which they identify, but will have to follow DIAA trans rules for games with other schools. PHOTO BY CAROL THACKER/GETTY IMAGES SIGNATURE. Red Clay School District on Wednesday night narrowly approved a policy that reaffirms transgender and gender diverse students’ ability …