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Army Reserve sergeant is legally married while at work, but not at home

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Thomas Kostura, left, and Sgt. 1st Class Ijpe DeKoe at their Memphis, Tenn. apartment.
Thom Kostura and his husband take lots of road trips, and each time they cross a state line they make a game of declaring "We're married!" or "We're not married!" - depending on whether the state recognizes same-sex marriage. [...]

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Lack of legal rights makes raising teens more stressful for same-sex couple

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Michael De Leon and Greg Bourke protest outside the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati in November 2014.
Like many dads, when his spouse is traveling out of town, Greg Bourke takes on the role of single parent, shuttling their two teenagers to basketball practice and other activities while working a full-time job. But Bourke has an extra worry when his husband, Michael DeLeon, is away. [...]

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Former Olympian Bruce Jenner: ‘For all intents and purposes, I am a woman’

Friday, April 24, 2015
Bruce Jenner (left) talks with ABC News' Diane Sawyer.
"My brain is more female than it is male," says Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion who has been better known in recent years as part of television's omnipresent Kardashian family. [...]

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Laverne Cox makes PEOPLE magazine ‘most beautiful’ list

Thursday, April 23, 2015
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The actress has left a big impression on Hollywood (and America) in a very short amount of time. Cox's skillful performance as Sophia on "Orange Is the New Black" and her work advocating for transgender women make her one of our boldest beauties yet. [...]

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Jacob’s journey from girl to boy: Mother of 5-year-old explains her decision

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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In a rare and revealing interview, Joe and Mimi Lemay shared why they let their son, Jacob, transition as part of NBC News' series on Transgender Kids. [...]

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The impact of meeting Harvey Milk: From marching in a protest to making history in the workforce

Sunday, April 19, 2015
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One person really can make a difference. For Ron Huberman, all it took to find himself on the path toward an accomplished life was meeting Harvey Milk. [...]

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Michigan same-sex marriage challenge began as an adoption case

Saturday, April 18, 2015
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April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse initially went to court to jointly adopt each other's children, not to confront Michigan's same-sex marriage ban. Three years later, the Detroit-area nurses sometimes can't buy groceries without supporters recognizing them and giving a hug. [...]

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California couple become part of Tennessee same-sex marriage challenge

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Matthew Mansell, left and Johno Espejo at their home in Placentia, Calif. The couple moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Franklin, Tennessee, in 2012 for Mansell’s job as a conflicts analyst for an international law firm.
Johno Espejo and Matthew Mansell moved from the San Francisco Bay area to Franklin, Tenn., in 2012 for Mansell's job at an international law firm. Their neighbors were friendly, Mansell says, but the family couldn't go out in public without being stared at. [...]

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What would happen to their son if something happens to them?

Friday, April 17, 2015
Britini Rogers, left and Brittani Henry with their son Jayseon in Middletown, Ohio. An impending birth spurred Henry and Rogers to get married. It’s the possibility of an untimely death that pushed them to become part of the same-sex marriage legal actions now before the U.S. Supreme Court.
An impending birth prompted Brittani Henry and Brittni Rogers to get married. Worries about what the future holds pushed them to join legal cases now before the U.S. Supreme Court. [...]

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Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic surgical treatments

Friday, April 17, 2015
This circa 1990 photo provided by George Pagonis shows his child, Jennifer Pagonis, who now identifies as "Pidgeon," in Chicago. Pagonis was born intersex, an umbrella term for several conditions in which an infant's reproductive anatomy doesn't conform to standard definitions of male or female.
She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just like all the other girls. Only she wasn't... [...]

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