2015-10-13

Boys can now wear skirts to school in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s Education Minister has announced changes to a school uniform code that lets boys wear skirts. Minister Rafael Roman confirmed changes today that are intended to make the US territory’s strict uniform policy more LGBT-inclusive and less restrictive. The Puerto Rico Department of Education requires all students to wear school uniforms – only providing exemptions

2015-08-12

Puerto Rico governor bans anti-transgender discrimination

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla on Monday issued two executive orders that extend rights to transgender people in the U.S. commonwealth.One of the orders that García signed specifically prohibits hospitals from discriminating against potential patients based on their gender identity when they seek treatment in an emergency room. The second mandate allows trans Puerto

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Puerto Rican government to no longer defend marriage ban

The Puerto Rican government on Friday announced it will no longer defend the U.S. commonwealth’s same-sex marriage ban. “Because of sexual orientation, Puerto Rico has denied rights that others enjoy,” said Justice Minister César Miranda during a press conference in San Juan. “This is not correct.” The announcement coincides with a brief Gov. Alejandro García