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Medical privacy bill threatens parental rights, GOP reps say

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

All 15 Republican state representatives have taken a stand against a bill they say is designed to usurp parental authority. House Bill 400, sponsored by Rep. Krista Griffith, D-Fairfax, would allow dependents on insurance policies – adults and children – to receive “confidential sensitive health care services” without notifying the policyholder. The bill has been dubbed the “Delaware Patient Privacy …

Senate committee hears Fairness in Women’s Sports Act

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Sports

  A bill to require Delaware student-athletes to compete on athletic teams or in sports associated with their biological sex was the subject of a raucous Senate committee hearing Wednesday.  Senate Bill 227 specifically aims to prohibit transgender girls — or girls who were born as boys — from playing on girls’ sports teams.  Under the bill, cisgender female athletes, …

GOP legislators file bill to ban transgender girls on women’s teams

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Sports

Two Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to prohibit Delaware students from playing on sports teams that do not correspond with the gender they were assigned at birth. Senate Bill 227, sponsored by Sen. Bryant Richardson, R-Seaford, and Rep. Tim Dukes, R-Laurel, would require students to play according to the biological gender indicated on their birth certificate or other government record …

Lawyer who championed Title IX sees backlash for position on trans women in sports

Charlie Megginson Education, Government, Headlines, Sports

Tom Neuberger Wilmington attorney Tom Neuberger has been an advocate for women in sports since the 1970s when he helped ensure equal athletic opportunities for girls in Delaware under Title IX. He thought he had won that battle, but nearly 50 years later, Neuberger fears women’s sports are being threatened once again. But since he’s begun to speak up about …

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

Charlie Megginson Education, 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 …

Red Clay to consider transgender policy during Wednesday meeting

Charlie Megginson Education, Headlines

Red Clay Consolidated School District will consider policy changes relating to its transgender and gender-diverse students during a board meeting Wednesday.  The board meeting is open to the public and will take place at Richardson Park Elementary School, located at 16 Idella Avenue in Wilmington. The meeting will also be streamed online. The public comment portion of the meeting is …