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LGBT-related laws include but are not limited to: government recognition of same-sex relationships, LGBT adoption, sexual orientation and military service, immigration equality, anti-discrimination laws, hate crime laws regarding violence against LGBT people, sodomy laws, anti-lesbianism laws, and higher ages of consent for same-sex activity.

Spellings Says UNC System Won’t Try to Enforce Controversial Bathroom Law

By | May 31st, 2016|Education, LGBT|

The University of North Carolina system said on Friday that it would not seek to enforce a controversial state law requiring transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to their gender at birth. The Associated Press reported that Margaret Spellings, the system’s president, said in a legal filing that “I have no intent to exercise my authority

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Undercover police sex stings targeting gay men endure, despite fierce criticism

By | May 27th, 2016|LGBT, Police & Community|

Sitting in cars along the edge of the park, four Long Beach police officers waited for the right time to pounce.

The innocuous signal that spurred them to action came when they saw a middle-aged man close his laptop and head toward a public restroom known in the area as a place where men have sex

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An Idaho town grapples with an ugly mix — high school football, racism and rape

By | May 26th, 2016|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

It began with racist taunts and pranks, escalated to physical harassment and ended, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Idaho, in a horrific act of rape by three white high school football players against their mentally disabled, African American teammate.

 

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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States Sue Obama Administration Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

By | May 26th, 2016|LGBT|

AUSTIN, Tex. — The Obama administration on Wednesday faced the first major court challenge to its guidance about the civil rights of transgender students in public schools, as officials from 11 states filed a lawsuit testing both the scope of federal anti-discrimination law and the government’s sweeping interpretation of it.

Read more in The New

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How California protects transgender students

By | May 18th, 2016|Education, LGBT|

Last week, the Obama administration told schools they need to allow transgender students to experience every aspect of school as the gender they express.

T — we used her first initial to maintain her privacy — is a third-grade student in Los Angeles Unified School District​ who we wrote about Monday.

T began using the girls

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As Attention Grows, Transgender Children’s Numbers Are Elusive

By | May 18th, 2016|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

The Obama administration’s directive last week instructing public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms of the gender they identify with has set off an intense debate.

Many politicians and parents have raised alarms about privacy and warned of predatory boys

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Catholic school in San Francisco lets transgender teacher keep job

By | May 16th, 2016|Education, LGBT|

A teacher who came out as a transgender man at a Catholic high school in San Francisco has been allowed to keep his job by the order of the nuns that runs the school.

An order of the Sisters of Mercy announced its support for Gabriel Bodenheimer, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Read more in the

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Analysis Administration’s push for transgender rights likely to succeed, perhaps with a boost from Scalia

By | May 16th, 2016|LGBT|

The Obama administration’s push to apply 1960s and 1970s equal-rights laws to the transgender community is likely to win favor in federal courts and may even get a surprising assist from the late conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

 

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-transgender-legal-analysis-20160513-snap-story.html

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A transgender 9-year-old tells her story

By | May 16th, 2016|LGBT|

The 9-year-old is growing up. She used to play with Barbies. Now she’s the class treasurer of her West L.A. elementary school. She plays girls volleyball, paints her nails and likes to challenge herself on Minecraft.

She’s also transgender.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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Schools offer lessons on accommodating transgender students

By | May 16th, 2016|Education, LGBT|

SAN FRANCISCO >> From locker rooms and sex education classes to dress codes and overnight field trips, many U.S. public schools already are balancing the civil rights of transgender students with any concerns that classmates, parents and community members might have.

 

http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20160514/schools-offer-lessons-on-accommodating-transgender-students

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