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Attorneys Challenge Transgender Exclusion in Americans With Disabilities Act

The first-of-its-kind lawsuit challenges an exception to the Americans with Disabilities Act that prohibits the law from protecting transgender people.

The first-of-its-kind lawsuit challenges an exception to the Americans with Disabilities Act that prohibits the law from protecting transgender people.

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Transgender Student Maintains Locker Room Access in Illinois District

More than 600 people attended the emergency  board meeting to discuss an agreement that would allow a transgender student to use her gender-identified locker room. (Jenn Stanley/RH Reality Check)

Though the school district and the Department of Education reached a settlement, misunderstanding about the agreement led district officials to threaten to rescind it.

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Illinois School District Reaches Controversial Agreement on Transgender Student’s Locker Room Access

The agreement with the Department of Education upholds the school district's controversial policy to allow a transgender student to use the locker room that matches her gender identity, but only if she changes behind a curtain.

The agreement with the Department of Education upholds the school district’s controversial policy to allow a transgender student to use the locker room that matches her gender identity, but only if she changes behind a curtain.

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The Obama Administration’s Slow, Steady March Toward Transgender Rights

Despite the defeat of Houston's equal rights ordinance the fight for transgender rights is gaining significant ground under the Obama administration.

Despite the defeat of Houston’s equal rights ordinance, the fight for transgender rights is gaining significant ground under the Obama administration.

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Illinois School District Claims ‘Privacy’ in Transgender Discrimination Case

An Illinois school district is standing its ground against the Office of Civil Rights in a case about a transgender student's use of the locker room.

An Illinois school district is standing its ground against the Office of Civil Rights in a case about a transgender student’s use of the locker room.

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Pentagon to Lift Ban on Openly Transgender Military Service Members

Calling the current ban on transgender military service members "outdated," Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Monday that the Department of Defense will start the process of lifting the ban and allowing transgender people to serve openly.

Calling the current ban on transgender military service members “outdated,” Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Monday that the Department of Defense will start the process of lifting the ban and allowing transgender people to serve openly.

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Lawsuit: Michigan Discriminates Against Transgender People in Issuing State IDs

A federal lawsuit challenges a policy by the Michigan Secretary of State's office that requires an amended birth certificate before correcting the gender on state issued identification cards.

A federal lawsuit challenges a policy by the Michigan Secretary of State’s office that requires an amended birth certificate before correcting the gender on state issued identification cards.

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Lawsuit: Finance Company Told Transgender Man to Act as a Woman or Be Fired

The company's vice president told Tristan Broussard that he could continue working at Tower Loan only if he signed a written statement “agreeing to act and be treated as female rather than as male while working for Tower Loan, including by dressing as female.”

The company’s vice president told Tristan Broussard that he could continue working at Tower Loan only if he signed a written statement “agreeing to act and be treated as female rather than as male while working for Tower Loan, including by dressing as female.”

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Justice Department: Transgender Rights Are Protected Under Federal Law

Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that it is the position of the U.S. Department of Justice that discrimination against transgender people is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, representing a reversal of the department’s prior position.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that it is the position of the U.S. Department of Justice that discrimination against transgender people is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, representing a reversal of the department’s prior position.

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Why Conservative Christians Fear the Affirmation of Transgender Identity

Accepting the very existence of trans* people is an act that threatens conservative Christians' image of God.

Accepting the very existence of trans* people is an act that threatens conservative Christians’ image of God.

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