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Anti-Trans Ballot Measure Introduced in CA

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 25
A California group long opposed to LGBT rights has introduced a ballot measure that would legislate which public restrooms transgender people could use.

AP Sources: Concerns Over Easing Transgender Ban in Military

NATIONAL | By Lolita C Baldor | Mar 25
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has gotten pushback from senior military leaders on whether the Pentagon should lift its ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, according to U.S. officials familiar with the discussions.

Advocates Look to ICE to Address Violence Against LGBTs In Immigration

LGBT advocates look to Sarah SaldaƱa, the next head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to use her authority to address the increasing crisis of physical and sexual violence against LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants.

Russia Lists Transgender People Among Those Unfit to Drive

New Russian road safety regulations bar transsexuals, transvestites and others with sexual "disorders" from driving.

Wis. School Adopts Pro-Trans Policy

A Wisconsin school district has adopted a policy allowing transgender students to use the bathroom and locker room of the gender with which they identify if it's OK with their parents and principals.

Md. Man Arrested for Stabbing Teen Trans Girl in DC

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 1
A man from Maryland was charged with a hate crime after allegedly stabbing a transgender teen girl on a Metro train in Washington, D.C.

Illinois Warns Insurers of Discrimination Ban

The state of Illinois has cautioned insurers about discriminating against transgender people.

Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

Interfaith Leaders Ask Obama to Not Include Religious Exemption in Executive Order

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 9
On Tuesday, 100 interfaith leaders signed a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him not to include a religious exemption in the executive order he plans to enact that will bar anti-LGBT workplace discrimination for government contractors.

Laverne Cox Talks Trans Issues in ’TakePart Live’

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 7
As part of their coverage for LGBT Pride month in June, Pivot’s interactive news show, "TakePart Live" featured an interview with "Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox.

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