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U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA), joined by 18 of their colleagues, wrote letters to the DOJ and HHS urging the departments to ensure that key programs designed to serve homeless youth and children who are the victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking, continue to focus on the needs of LGBTQ youth. ...
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On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, 29, entered Pulse nightclub with an assault rifle and handgun, opening fire on club patrons while holding them hostage. During the attack, Mateen killed 49 people and injured more than 50 others.
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On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, 29, entered Pulse nightclub with an assault rifle and handgun, opening fire on club patrons while holding them hostage. During the attack, Mateen killed 49 people and injured more than 50 others. ...
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San Francisco also sued Trump over the sanctuary cities Executive Order earlier this year, also saying his order was unconstitutional. A hearing has been set for April 14. ...
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Lt. General Michael Flynn made false statements about his communications with the Russian Ambassador and was potentially susceptible to blackmail by the Russian government. ...
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Sessions endorses Trump in February (John Bazemore/AP)
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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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LGBT people comprise roughly 4% of the U.S. population, yet recent federal data show that 8% of people in prisons identify as LGBT. ...
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Five leading national civil and LGBT rights organizations urged the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to reject an effort to block the Obama administration’s interpretations of several federal laws pending trial in Texas v. United States. ...
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DOJ filed a complaint against the state of North Carolina, the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety alleging discrimination against transgender individuals. ...
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HB2 has eliminated existing municipal non-discrimination protections for LGBT people and prevents such protections from being passed by cities in the future. ...
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The South Dakota Senate passed House Bill 1008, a bill that prevents trans students from accessing restrooms and single-sex facilities that correspond with their gender identity. ...
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