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Transgender inmate asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear sex-change case

Monday, March 16, 2015
Michelle Kosilek
A federal judge in 2012 ordered the Massachusetts Department of Correction to grant the surgery to Michelle Kosilek, but that ruling was overturned in December by the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. ...

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Missouri lawmaker files two ‘bathroom’ bills targeting transgender community

Monday, March 16, 2015
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The bills are intended to "stoke the fear of transgender people portrayed as predators," says Missouri's statewide LGBT advocacy group. ...

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Police: 1st elected transgender lawmaker charged with hospital bomb threat

Friday, March 13, 2015
Stacie Laughton
Stacie Laughton was charged with making a false report regarding explosives, a felony that can bring up to 7 years in prison if convicted. ...

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Transgender woman posts men’s room selfies to protest restroom restrictions

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Brae Carnes began posting the images on social media to highlight how "out of place" she looks in a men's restroom, claiming that it’s "awkward for everyone."
Brae Carnes began posting the images on social media to highlight how "out of place" she looks in a men's restroom, claiming that it’s "awkward for everyone." ...

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Transgender civil rights bill gets renewed push in New York

Thursday, March 12, 2015
New-York-state
The bill would include gender identity and expression in the state's civil rights laws affecting housing, employment and education . ...

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Man sentenced to 4 years in prison for stabbing transgender girl on D.C. train

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Reginald Klaiber
U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Jr. says Reginald Klaiber stabbed the 15-year-old transgender girl last July "solely because of who she is." ...

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S.D. Senate declines to consider bill to void transgender student athletes policy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
South Dakota state capitol in Pierre.
The bill would have voided a policy adopted last year that allows transgender students to participate in school sports based on their gender identity. ...

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Minnesota GOP lawmakers want to undo transgender student athletics rule

Monday, March 9, 2015
Minnesota state capitol in St. Paul.
More than 20 Republican legislators want to undo a state high school league vote allowing transgender students from playing on girls' sports teams. ...

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Planet Fitness revokes membership over repeated complaints of transgender policy

Monday, March 9, 2015
Planet-Fitness
The company says its gym is a "no judgement zone" and members may use facilities based on their sincere self-reported gender identity. ...

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U.S. Army elevates authority requirement for dismissing transgender soldiers

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Army
A spokeswoman emphasized the directive was not a change in policy toward transgender service members, who are still barred from serving in the military. ...

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