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Missouri Marriage Licenses Recognized by Social Security Administration

By: Andrew Shaughnessy Originally posted on PROMOOnline.org Last week, the Social Security Administration (SSA) confirmed that the agency is directing all Missouri offices to recognize valid Missouri marriage licenses from same-sex couples as proof of documentation for name changes. Guidance issued by the SSA clarifies that all same-sex couples, including those who received a valid […]

HHS Advances Health Equity and Protections for LGBT Americans

By: Andrew Shaughnessy Originally posted on http://www.PROMOonline.org Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new rules to advance health equity and reduce disparities in health care for transgender people.  The proposed rule, Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities—which specifically bans discrimination based on gender identity and sex stereotyping—will protect the most vulnerable […]

More Missouri hospitals LGBT-friendly

Originally posted in the KC Star: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article34246524.html By: Alan Bavley New rules have just been proposed by the federal government to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by hospitals, insurance plans and health programs nationwide. Missouri already is well ahead of the curve on this one. For a state not known as […]

Fulton State Hospital’s non-discrimination policy includes gender identity

Originally posted by http://www.STLPublicRadio.org By: Marshall Griffin http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fulton-state-hospitals-non-discrimination-policy-includes-gender-identification Missouri’s only state-run mental hospital has updated its non-discrimination practices to include gender identity. That’s despite the fact that Missouri’s legal definition of discrimination does not include or protect sexual orientation or sexual identity. Marty Martin-Forman is chief operating officer for Fulton State Hospital. She says their […]

Healthcare-Providers Do Have Biases Toward LGB Patients, Study Finds

In the first study that looks at a variety of healthcare providers and their implicit attitudes towards lesbian women and gay men, researchers found there is widespread implicit bias toward lesbian women and gay men. The study, “Health care providers’ implicit and explicit attitudes toward lesbian women and gay men,” published in the American Journal […]