Transgender woman sues after being denied free breast cancer screening

Oct 14, 2013 Full story: 9NEWS

The legal definition of "female" is at the center of a new lawsuit. Jennifer Blair, a transsexual woman, is suing for the right to get free breast cancer screenings.

Full Story
Jeni M

Waterford, MI

#1 Oct 15, 2013
This is clearly discrimination and a denial Equal Protection under the 14th Amendment even using a rational basis test because even men can get breast cancer. Scientifically and medically speaking being transgender is an immutable characteristic and the courts are now trending to even apply a stricter Equal Protection test of "heightened scrutiny."I suspect at some point it may even be subject to a "strict scrutiny" test because this is an innate characteristic at birth.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Breast Cancer Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Red Bluff post office helps stamp out breast ca... 19 hr Voice of Reality 1
I'm scared I might have male breast cancer =(!(... (Oct '06) Sat Gabriel11 862
'God has brought me through' Sep 16 Auntie Theist 39
Breast Cancer Study Sep 15 paddyomalley 8
Former 'GMA' host battles breast cancer Sep 12 Pamcb3 2
Ontario Breast Screening program now at Halton ... Sep 8 other Screening p... 1
topamax & weight loss (Sep '07) Sep 3 Kami 591

Breast Cancer People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE