School District Pays Transgender Student $800,000 After Banning Him From The Boys Bathroom

The Seventh Circuit’s unanimous decision, which took place in May, held that “[a] policy that requires an individual to use a bathroom that does not conform with his or her gender identity . . . violates Title IX” and that subjecting transgender students “to different rules, sanctions and treatment than non-transgender students” also violates federal […]

Acting U.S. attorney general directed Justice Dept. not to defend Trump travel ban

The executive order banning new arrivals and refugees from the seven Muslim-majority countries had already been challenged in court a number of times, and has sparked widespread protests in major cities. On Saturday, the Justice Department defended the order before a court in Brooklyn. Yates’ decision signified a major about-face by the department. 

Greece bans Britons from going on holiday in the country when it reopens its borders on June 15 due to high level of UK coronavirus cases

Spain’s decision to open the holiday mecca in just over a month’s time comes a day after the UK government urged Britons not to book their holidays as they will be forced to quarantine for 14 days on their return. 

China signals a complete ban on the eating of dog meat ahead of notorious Yulin festival with new rules to classify dogs as ‘companion animals’

Two Chinese cities, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, have banned the eating of dogs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but no national law has been released to ban the act. Pictured, caged cats and dogs for sale at a live animal meat market in Guangzhou, China, in April 2003 

El Dorado County Rescinds Tahoe Travel Ban, State Still Restricting Nonessential Travel

Dr. Williams said traveling outside of one’s community is still a major factor in the spread of coronavirus. She originally issued the local travel ban on April 3 in an effort to protect the Lake Tahoe community, which did not have the capacity to handle a surge of the virus.

Extension of temporary ban on international flights to Thailand until 30 June

Passengers disembarking on the above flights will be subject to communicable disease control measures, such as 14-day state quarantine, and regulations under Section 9 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations B.E. 2548 (2005).

US President Donald Trump makes 2 important clarifications on immigration ban

US President Donald Trump has said that his immigration ban will be for only 60 days and indicated that workers on temporary visas like H1-B for professionals could continue to come in. “This order will apply only to individuals seeking a permanent residency, in other words, those receiving green cards; big factor, will not apply […]

Citing swine fever, China bans pork imports from India

On the boundary situation, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday both sides were in communication on resolving the on-going stand-off along the Line of Actual Control. “China’s position on the boundary issue is consistent and clear,” spokesperson Zhao Lijian said. “We have been earnestly implementing the important consensus reached by the leaders of […]

Texas Radio Station Bans ‘Un-American’ Madonna After White House Comments at Women’s March

“Banning all Madonna songs at Hits 105 is not a matter of politics, it’s a matter of patriotism,” Thomas said. “It just feels wrong to us to be playing Madonna songs and paying her royalties when the artist has shown un-American sentiments. If all stations playing Madonna took their lead from us, that would send […]

Guilford Reinstates Plastic Bag Ban

On March 10, Gov. Ned Lamont declared a public health emergency and a civil preparedness emergency in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. A few days later, Hoey also declared a state of emergency and followed it up with a temporary suspension of the prohibition of the use of plastic bags.