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Historic Ruling Issued on Transgender Employee Rights

Banning transgender employees from using restrooms consistent with their gender identities violates federal civil rights laws, an agency ruled.

Banning transgender employees from using restrooms consistent with their gender identities violates federal civil rights laws, an agency ruled.

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White House Takes Stance Against ‘Reparative Therapy’

In an online letter posted on Wednesday, the White House threw its support behind state efforts to ban conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors.

In an online letter posted on Wednesday, the White House threw its support behind state efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors.

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The Next Wave of Contraceptive Challenges Hits the Appellate Courts

So far, the Obama administration has been undefeated in defending the accommodation process to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act. How long will that streak last?

So far, the Obama administration has been undefeated in defending the accommodation process to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act. How long will that streak last?

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After Anti-Gay Pizza Parlor Gets $800,000, Activists Crowdfund for Homeless LGBT Youth

A campaign dubbed #Pizza4Equality has raised more than $100,000 in just four days to benefit a national advocacy organization for homeless LGBT youth.

Campaigns like #Pizza4Equality are trying to match the massive outpouring of support for two anti-marriage equality pizza store owners in Indiana.

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It’s Not Helpful to Tell Indiana Residents to ‘Just Move to a Blue State’

There’s certainly a lot to be unhappy with Indiana’s government right now. But the way progressives are reacting displays how comfortable people in blue states are with making counterproductive, harmful assumptions about more conservative regions.

There’s certainly a lot to be unhappy with Indiana’s government right now. But the way progressives are reacting displays how comfortable people in blue states are with making counterproductive, harmful assumptions about more conservative regions.

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Purvi Patel Sentenced to 41 Years for Feticide and Neglect of a Dependent

Patel received a six-year sentence on the feticide charge, but that will be served concurrently with the 20-year sentence. She will spend five years on probation when she is released from prison.

Patel received a six-year sentence on the feticide charge, but that will be served concurrently with the 20-year sentence. She will spend five years on probation when she is released from prison.

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Myths About ‘Down Low’ Gay Men and Homophobia in the Black Community

Empire executive producer Lee Daniels has some incorrect notions about how homophobia might affect HIV rates, but his show should receive some credit for its exploration of gay identity in the Black community.

The false notion that Black communities are somehow more homophobic than other communities must no longer guide how public health researchers, policy advocates, and practitioners grapple with the impact of HIV in Black communities.

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Just How Effective Are Bans Against LGBT ‘Conversion Therapy’?

Some activists say proposed legislation doesn't address all the ways so-called conversion therapy is actually practiced.

Some activists say proposed legislation doesn’t address all the ways so-called conversion therapy is actually practiced.

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Federal Court Permanently Blocks Wisconsin Admitting Privileges Requirement

The sweeping opinion ruled the law had been passed with the improper purpose of restricting abortion access in the state—a policy endorsed by Gov. Scott Walker.

The sweeping opinion ruled the law had been passed with the improper purpose of restricting abortion access in the state—a policy endorsed by Gov. Scott Walker.

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Ted Cruz Tries to Block D.C.’s New Reproductive Health, Gay Rights Bills

The resolution is likely nothing more than a political move to curry favor with conservative constituents who disapprove of D.C.'s liberal policies.

The resolution is likely nothing more than a political move to curry favor with conservative constituents who disapprove of D.C.’s liberal policies.

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