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GOP judges launch bizarre attack on Black Lives Matter and the First Amendment

GOP judges launch bizarre attack on Black Lives Matter and the First Amendment

Cops should not be able to harass their critics with frivolous lawsuits.

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Transgender and Gun Rights Are Sticking Points for Violence Against Women Act

Transgender and Gun Rights Are Sticking Points for Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines on Wednesday to approve a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act after Democrats turned back Republican attempts to gut protections of transgender people and restrict some gun ownership.

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LGBTQIA, Politics, Transgender

Transgender political candidates are increasingly common. The money backing them is not – Center for Public Integrity

Transgender political candidates are increasingly common. The money backing them is not – Center for Public Integrity:

The lone PAC dedicated to trans politicos is grappling with debt and legal issues.

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LGBT, Transgender

New York’s Gov. Cuomo Signs Trans Rights Bill, Conversion Therapy Ban

New York’s Gov. Cuomo Signs Trans Rights Bill, Conversion Therapy Ban:

The Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Act, or GENDA, had passed the Assembly in every session since 2008 but had failed to clear the Republican-led Senate. Now Democrats have a majority in both chambers, a key factor in the bill’s success. It adds gender identity and expression to New York’s civil rights law, banning discrimination based on these characteristics in employment, housing, and public accommodations. The law had included sexual orientation since 2002.

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LGBT, Transgender

If You Think Trans Rights Are A Distraction, You’re Part Of The Problem | HuffPost

If You Think Trans Rights Are A Distraction, You’re Part Of The Problem | HuffPost:

The same evening as the Zakaria interview, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) ― whose nimble Twitter wit and forthright ideological statements have garnered her outsize attention among freshmen lawmakers ― was hopping on a Donkey Kong Twitch stream to raise funds for a charity that supports trans and gender-diverse children.

It’s hard to think of a more perfect contrast between generations or a more fitting issue to divide them. Are trans rights, as Sorkin put it, just a distraction? Or are they more fundamental to a bitter war for minds and hearts playing out between the left and right?

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LGBT, Transgender

U.S. court rules for Trump on transgender military limits

U.S. court rules for Trump on transgender military limits

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) – A U.S. court on Friday ruled in favor of a Trump administration policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the U.S. armed forces, handing the president his first legal victory on the issue after several defeats.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned a decision by a federal judge in Washington, D.C., that blocked the policy, saying it likely violates the constitutional rights of transgender recruits and service members.

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