What’s Current: Trans-identified males allowed to play women’s rugby in France

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  • France will allow trans-identified males to play women’s rugby, going against governing body World Rugby guidelines that argue “safety and fairness cannot presently be assured for women competing against trans women.”
  • An Italian lesbian organization says trans activists defaced their Bologna headquarters with hateful graffiti. ArciLesbica president Cristina Gramolini believes the graffiti is retaliation against the organization’s reluctance to support a proposed anti-discrimination bill because of its use of the phrase “gender identity.”
  • The U.S. Supreme court agrees to take on a case concerning Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after 15 weeks, raising concern that the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling could be gutted.
  • A law student who said women are born with female genitals and are physically different than men during a lecture is being disciplined and investigated by Abertay University for “offense” and “discriminatory” comments.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.