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Birth certificate gender change wins initial Colorado House approval

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Colorado state capitol in Denver.
A bill to allow transgender people to change the gender listings on their birth certificates without undergoing sex reassignment surgery has passed its first test in the Colorado Legislature. [...]

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Carter getting pushback from military leaders over easing ban on transgender service members

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has gotten pushback from senior military leaders on whether the Pentagon should lift its ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces. [...]

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Michigan woman sues Planet Fitness over revoked membership, trans-friendly policy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Planet Fitness' "judgement free zone" policy includes transgender-friendly facilities.
The Michigan woman whose Planet Fitness membership was revoked following repeated complaints about the gym's policy to allow a transgender woman to use the women's locker room has filed a lawsuit against the chain. [...]

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Trial begins in Philippines of U.S. Marine charged with trans woman’s murder

Monday, March 23, 2015
Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton
Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton is charged with murder, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. The court registered a not guilty plea for him last month after he refused to enter a plea. [...]

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Why pronouns matter for trans people

Sunday, March 22, 2015
trans-pronouns
(VIDEO) A person’s gender is always valid. Even if you don’t understand. [...]

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Judge: ‘Plausible’ case of discrimination of transgender man at Minnesota hospital

Friday, March 20, 2015
airview Southdale Hospital, Edina, Minn.
Jakob Rumble, who's identified in court records as a transgender man, said his gender identity was disregarded when he went to the emergency room at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. [...]

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Transgender students at New Hampshire school can choose cap, gown color

Friday, March 20, 2015
Kennett High School in North Conway, N.H.
Students at a New Hampshire high school will now be able to choose between black and white for their graduation gowns, after a group representing transgender students asked the school board to allow that. [...]

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California may soon ban discrimination against transgender jurors

Thursday, March 19, 2015
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The measure passed in the state House without debate on a 63-2 vote Thursday. It now goes to the Senate. [...]

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Dismissed Navy veteran highlights push for transgender rights

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Landon Wilson
Landon Wilson was forced to leave the Navy after the military discovered he was transgender. But his story reaches far beyond the military and into civilian society where transgender people still struggle to gain acceptance. [...]

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Second Florida House panel advances transgender bathroom bill

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee.
A Florida state House panel on Tuesday advanced a bill that would limit individuals to using the public restrooms that correspond with their "biological sex, either male or female, at birth." [...]

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