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DOJ and BOP Sued for Records on Rollback of Protections for Transgender Prisoners

Transgender inmate Passion Star will be moved to Safekeeping following repeated acts of violence and rape.
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The changes weaken protections for incarcerated transgender people – who are already 10 times more likely than the general prison population to be targeted for violence. ...
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Sens. Call for DOJ, HHS to Reverse Course and Continue to Prioritize LGBTQ Youth in Key Programs

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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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District Court Hears Challenge to Federal Guidance Protecting Transgender Students and Employees

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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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General Assembly Refuses DOJ Order to End HB2 in North Carolina

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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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DOJ Files Brief to Help Prisoners with Gender Dysphoria

When Ashley Diamond entered the Georgia Department of Corrections, she was not identified or referred for continuation of hormone treatment.
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When Ashley Diamond entered the Georgia Department of Corrections, she was not identified or referred for continuation of hormone treatment. ...
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Courts to Consider Sexual Orientation in Rulings

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The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling because the trial judge erred in allowing one litigant to use a peremptory challenge to remove a juror because of the juror's sexual orientation. ...
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Brother Tells Lesbian Sister: ‘I Will Execute’ You

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"I wanna execute her. I will kill a gay,” Gordon said in a voicemail, according to a police report. “I’ll put a bullet in both their heads. If they turn my daughter gay, I’m gonna kill them both. I’m gonna blow their brains out.” ...
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Gay Relationships Proven More Stable Than Straight Ones

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According to Psychology Today, same-sex relationships are more stable than straight relationships. And gay people end up having “better and longer relationships than their heterosexual counterparts.” ...
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Married Same-Sex Couple Signs Up for Military Benefits

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After increasing pressure to follow U.S. Department of Defense guidelines, the Texas Military Forces Wednesday allowed Alicia Butler, the wife of 1st Lt. Judith Chedville, to register for federal military benefits at Camp Mabry. ...
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Richmond City Hall Raises Pride Flag, Protests Erupt

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Within 24 hours, three city employees responded to the entire city email list in opposition to the flag. ...
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