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National Politics
All five living former American presidents have joined together to issue the “One America Appeal” to ask their fellow citizens and friends around the world to support the staggering recovery needs from Hurricane Harvey. ...
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Politics
Nearly 800,000 children brought to this country by their parents – called Dreamers – have known no other home than the United States. ...
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Politics
As millions of Americans mark and celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, Washington state Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) sent a letter to Trump outlining several ways the administration has undermined protections for LGBTQ Americans in his first months in office. ...
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Gavin Grimm
National
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is leading a coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia in urging the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to uphold the right of a transgender student in Virginia to use the school bathroom corresponding to his gender identity. ...
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Local Politics
Durkan was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009 as the U.S. Attorney for Western Washington and became the first openly gay U.S. Attorney in the country’s history ...
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Equality Act of 2017
Politics
The Equality Act of 2017 would ensure full federal non-discrimination equality by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to other protected classes, such as race or religion, in existing federal laws. ...
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Health
In many rural areas across the nation, Planned Parenthood is the only option for transgender people to find safe and inclusive care – services that are vital for their health and well-being. ...
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Politics
Betsy DeVos has issued new guidance that only serves to sow confusion among parents, teachers, and administrators about how to comply with the Title IX law. The new guidance provides no explanation of transgender students’ rights or schools’ obligations under Title IX. ...
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National
A new report shows how profoundly harmful and unnecessary policies that exclude transgender students from school facilities that match their gender can be on these children. ...
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Mac McGregor/Nate Gowdy
Local Politics
If elected, Mac McGregor would become the first transgender person to hold a seat on Seattle City Council and the first transgender person elected to office in Washington state. ...
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