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Md. GOP lawmakers launch ballot effort to repeal transgender rights law

| Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Maryland statehouse in Annapolis
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Two Maryland legislators have launched a petition drive to have the state's new law barring discrimination against people who are transgendered brought to a referendum.

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Dept. of Ed: Title IX prohibits discrimination against transgender students

| Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S Department of Education on Tuesday issued guidance clarifying that Title IX, the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools that receive federal funding, prohibits discrimination against transgender students.

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Pentagon releases ‘human goals’ charter that excludes transgender civilian workers

| Monday, April 28, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon on Monday released its Human Goals Charter, a document that outlines the guiding principles for the treatment of Department of Defense uniform and civilian workforce that, for the first time, affirms gay and lesbian military service members.

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Coroner says illicit silicone injection killed transgender woman

| Saturday, April 26, 2014
Armani Nicole Davenport is accused in the homicide of Brenisha Hall.
NEW ORLEANS -- A black-market silicone injection killed a transgender woman earlier this year, the Orleans Parish coroner's office says. On Friday, the office ruled that the New Year's Day death of 25-year-old Brenisha Hall was a homicide.

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Decision to jail transgender girl in adult women’s prison under scrutiny

| Saturday, April 26, 2014
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- An unusual decision to put a transgender girl at a Connecticut women's prison is sparking a heated debate over how to handle a teenager called dangerous by the state but portrayed as vulnerable by her attorney.

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Canadian judge rules surgery requirement violates transgender rights

| Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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EDMONTON, Alberta -- A judge in Canada has ruled that a provincial law requiring transgender individuals to undergo gender reassignment surgery before they can change their birth certificates is unconstitutional and can no longer be enforced.

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Transgender soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case granted name change

| Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

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Review: Neil Patrick Harris crushes it in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

| Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris in a scene from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," at the Belasco Theatre in New York.
NEW YORK -- It's obvious from the first moments of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" that star Neil Patrick Harris is doing something special. And it's not just trying on a new role.

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A journey from daughter to son: A transgender teen’s story

| Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A California transgender teen is sharing his story to encourage acceptance of other LGBT kids like himself.

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India’s supreme court recognizes transgender people as third gender

| Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Indian eunuchs dance after Supreme Court’s verdict recognizing third gender category, in Nagpur, India, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.
NEW DELHI — India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

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