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Settlement expands transgender restroom rights in N Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge approved a legal settlement Tuesday affirming transgender people’s right to use restrooms matching their gender identity in many North Carolina public buildings. The consent decree is expected to end a protracted lawsuit challenging North ...

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A transgender woman is challenging Chicago’s definition of the female breast

The performance begins with Bea Sullivan-Knoff emerging on stage with a brown paper bag over her head. It says, on all four sides, “Touch Me.” Sullivan-Knoff, a 26-year-old transgender performance artist in Chicago, appears fully nude, inviting the audience to ...

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Transgender woman awarded $1M in discrimination lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal jury has awarded a transgender woman more than $1 million after finding Southeastern Oklahoma State University discriminated against her and wrongfully denied her tenure. Jurors sided with former English professor Rachel Tudor on Monday, The ...

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‘People are scared’: LGBT groups say they’ll rush to fight Trump’s military ban in court

Jon W. Davidson’s work day began at 6:30 a.m. California time on Wednesday, moments after President Donald Trump made the unexpected announcement on Twitter that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. Davidson, legal director of the ...

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Federal judge set to hear suit on transgender school policy

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear a lawsuit by students who say an eastern Pennsylvania school district’s transgender locker room policy violates their privacy and amounts to sexual harassment. The Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative ...

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NY now prohibits discrimination based on gender identity

A new regulation protecting transgender New Yorkers from discrimination is taking effect. The change, which became effective on Wednesday, expands the state’s existing anti-discrimination rules to prohibit discrimination against a transgender person when it comes to jobs, loans, schools and ...

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