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Justice Department: Students’ gender identity determines restroom use

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The U.S. Justice Department says in a court filing that transgender students must be allowed to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity. ...

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Federal judge declines DOJ request to reconsider ruling blocking FMLA benefits

Friday, April 10, 2015
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The state attorney general says a federal judge in Texas has declined a U.S. Justice Department request to reconsider his order temporarily blocking federal rules expanding medical leave benefits to some gay couples. ...

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Georgia prison officials change transgender inmate policy

Friday, April 10, 2015
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Georgia prison officials are changing how they treat inmates with gender identity conditions, just days after the U.S. Justice Department weighed in on a lawsuit filed by a transgender prisoner. ...

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

Friday, April 3, 2015
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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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DOJ asks Texas judge to reconsider ruling blocking FMLA benefits for same-sex couples

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The U.S. Justice Department is appealing a federal judge in Texas' temporarily blocking federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to married, same-sex couples. ...

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Justice Dept. sues Oklahoma university, alleges discrimination against transgender professor

Monday, March 30, 2015
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The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Southeastern Oklahoma State University, alleging the school in Durant discriminated against a transgender professor and then fired her after she complained. ...

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Obama Administration backs nationwide marriage equality in Supreme Court brief

Friday, March 6, 2015
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The Obama Administration has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the high court to strike down same-sex marriage bans across the nation. ...

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Holder: ‘Nothing justifies excluding same-sex couples from the institution of marriage’

Monday, March 2, 2015
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will file a Supreme Court brief stating its position that same-sex marriage bans violate the constitutional guarantee of "equal protection of the laws." ...

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Transgender teen gets support from Justice Department in school lawsuit

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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The federal government is supporting a Detroit-area teenager who, in a lawsuit, accuses several schools of discriminating against him because he's transgender. ...

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