Friday, March 20, 2015
Homeless shelters facing new transgender rules | TheHill
Lydia Wheeler tells us about this issue in a post on theHill.com:
"The Department of Housing and Urban Development says a transgender person’s self-identified gender should be the determining factor for placement in a single-sex homeless or domestic violence shelter in a new guidance issued Friday.
'There generally is no legitimate reason in this context for the provider to request documentation of a person’s sex in order to determine appropriate placement, nor should the provider have any basis to deny access to a single-sex emergency shelter or facility solely because the provider possesses identity documents indicating a sex different than the gender with which the client or potential client identifies,' the guidance says."