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Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Brought by Lesbian Teacher against Hesperia USD

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National
The complaint presented 10 legal claims under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act and Education Code concerning the rights of lesbian, gay, and gender non-conforming teachers and students. ...
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Patchwork of Employment Protections Leaves LGBT Employees at Risk

National
A new brief from the Movement Advancement Project, the ACLU and Lambda Legal examines the existing federal, state and local laws and court rulings that offer protections to LGBT workers. ...
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Kentucky Judge Who Refused to Handle Gay and Lesbian Adoption Cases Officially Resigns

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National
Nance, by his own admission, was “biased” against same-sex partners. The judge believed (and assumedly continues to believe) that letting a “practicing homosexual” adopt could never (“under no circumstance”) be in a child’s best interests. ...
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Court Orders U.S. Military to Immediately Halt Ban of Transgender Troops

National
A federal court in Seattle Monday ordered an immediate halt to the Trump Administration’s discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services. ...
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Court Asked to Clarify That Transgender North Carolinians Have Access to Public Facilities Consistent with Their Gender Identity

National
Transgender people in North Carolina will not be barred from using public restrooms and other facilities that match their gender identity under a consent decree proposed by Gov. Roy Cooper, Attorney General Josh Stein, the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, and LGBT North Carolinians who are challenging state anti-LGBT laws H.B. 2 and H.B. 142 in a federal lawsuit. The judge in the case must agree to the terms of the proposed consent decree before it takes effect. ...
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Bellingham Teen Denied Medical Care for Gender Dysphoria at PeaceHealth

Health
A 17-year-old transgender boy named Pax Enstad was denied medical care by his mother’s employer, a Catholic health organization called PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. ...
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ACLU and Lambda Legal Oppose Latest HB2 Repeal Proposal

Angela Gilmore and Joaquin Carcaño
National
House Bill 186, would repeal H.B. 2, but replace it with policies restricting local authority and continue to allow discrimination against LGBT North Carolinians. ...
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Amid Chaos, Trump Administration Rescinds Title IX Protections for Transgender Students

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National
The Department of Education and Department of Justice have rescinded the guidance issued by the Obama administration on accommodating transgender and gender nonconforming students under Title IX. ...
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Fighting Trump: HIV Advocates to Watch in 2017

Politics Health
Follow these advocates on social media, join their groups, take note of every link in their profile, and follow their advice. ...
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Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Advised Trump on Selecting VP Mike Pence

Sessions endorses Trump in February (John Bazemore/AP)
Politics
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions has been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next U.S. Attorney General and his nomination is being publicly contested. ...
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