During her time at Nitzan, she experienced repeated harassment from other prisoners on the basis of her gender identity, things she would not have received in a women's prison.
“None of us have suffered the difficult situation this defendant has endured as a result of his gender identity confusion... Enough’s enough.”
Sixteen other states are considering similar bills. Civil rights organizations have said they are likely to sue to stop any such bills that are enacted.
Holding back tears, Khan recalled how she was disowned by her family at 13 and forced into begging.
“I went to Adamah because everyone was telling me this is like a great queer place to learn, like you will meet many trans and queer Jews there,” said Kohanski.
"President Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service, and that America’s strength is found in its diversity," the White House said in a statement.
The pick of Pennsylvania's top health official for a critical role during the raging COVID-19 pandemic continues Biden's pattern of selecting a historically diverse slate of leaders.
According to the study, there are significant gaps between transgender people and the general population in different job sectors, levels of income, and overall well-being.
"Every American who is qualified to serve in our military should be able to do so - regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and without having to hide who they are," said Biden.