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Carmel, Indiana narrowly passes LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis.
The Carmel City Council defeated efforts by social conservatives to block the measure. ...

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Google marks LGBT pride month with stunning ad about gender transition

Friday, June 19, 2015
Google — one of the world's most powerfully visible corporate LGBT advocates — is out with a new spot for Pride Month that tells the deeply poignant story of a transgender man and the small business that helped him during ...

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Virginia’s largest school district bans gender identity discrimination

Saturday, May 9, 2015
The Fairfax County school board has voted to ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity in the school system. ...

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Bill to ease gender change on birth certificates advances in Hawaii legislature

Sunday, May 3, 2015
The proposal to allow people to change gender on their birth certificates without having to undergo surgery cleared a legislative hurdle. ...

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Justice Dept.: Prison must treat inmate’s gender identity as any other medical condition

Friday, April 3, 2015
Ashely Diamond
The Justice Department says prison officials must treat an inmate's gender identity condition just as they would treat any other medical or mental health condition. ...

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Saks settles discrimination suit with transgender employee

Friday, March 6, 2015
Saks Fifth Avenue
The settlement comes after Saks tried to defend itself by arguing that discrimination based on gender identity was not covered under the ban on sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ...

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Facebook adds new gender option for users: ‘Fill in the blank’

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. ...

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Hawaii legislative panel backs bill to ease gender switch on birth certificates

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Mika Inoue, of Kahala, poses outside a hearing room at the Hawaii Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Honolulu. Inoue supports a bill that would lift a surgical requirement for those who want to switch the gender designation on their birth certificates.
Mika Inoue was in college when she faced some of the scariest threats against her life as a transgender woman. Now, at age 25, she hopes to avoid those situations by getting a new birth certificate that confirms with her ...

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Ohio man accused of fatally stabbing gender fluid child

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Brian Golec
An Ohio man is facing murder and domestic violence charges in the stabbing death of his gender fluid child late Friday. ...

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Jenner’s gender identity speculation comes at key time for transgender rights

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Bruce Jenner
Whether or not Olympic legend Bruce Jenner becomes its new champion, the transgender rights movement is making remarkable strides on many fronts, ranging from mass-media visibility to legal protections. ...

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