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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.
National
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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Documents Requested from DOJ Rollback of Protections for Transgender Prisoners

National
Lambda Legal and the SPLC will review the documents provided by BOP and decide what legal actions, if any, need to be taken next to protect transgender people in the federal criminal justice system. ...
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Trump White House to Host Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group at Thursday’s Youth Outreach Event

Politics
GLAAD Thursday denounced the White House for their “Generation Next: A White House Forum,” which will include a panel on free speech with a lawyer for the Southern Poverty Law Center-designated anti-LGBTQ hate group Alliance Defending Freedom. ...
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Unanimous Ruling in Washington State Supreme Court Against Arlene’s Flowers Owner

Arlene's Flowers Owner Barronelle Stutzman
Top News Local
The couple and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued Stutzman for violating Washington state's law protecting against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. ...
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Statement of Affinity Bar Associations on the Post-Election Increase in Hate Crimes

Politics Editorial
As diverse bar associations, we have a unique opportunity to serve as voices for individuals and communities who are targeted based on race, religion, gender, gender identity, immigration status, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. ...
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Remembered: Former NAACP Chairman, Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond

Julian Bond/AP Photo/Paul Sancya
Politics
In 1965, Bond was one of eight black men to win election to the Georgia House of Representatives. His fellow white members refused to let him take a seat. ...
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Federal Court Orders Alabama Marriage Equality Statewide

Top News Politics
A federal district court ordered that all Alabama probate judges comply with the U.S. Constitution and may not refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples. ...
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Oregon Becomes Fourth Jurisdiction to Protect LGBT Kids from Conversion Therapy

Top News Health
Oregon now becomes the fourth jurisdiction behind California, New Jersey and the District of Columbia to ban conversion therapy. ...
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National Finance Company Sued for Firing Trans Employee

Tristan Broussard
Top News National
In recent months, the EEOC and the U.S. Department of Justice have filed lawsuits on behalf of transgender employees who faced discrimination by employers. ...
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Ad Council Launches ‘Love Has No Labels’ PSAs

The campaign is designed to further understanding of all communities regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ability.
Top News National
The campaign is designed to further understanding of all communities regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ability. ...
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