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Pentagon Finalizing Plans To Lift Transgender Ban

Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals in the military, with the goal of formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service, senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

07/13/2015

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Obama Advances Transgender Rights With Little Fanfare Or Criticism

The administration has quietly made it easier for transgender people to update their passports, obtain health insurance, and get treatment at VA facilities.

06/21/2014

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Md. Bill to Stop Transgender Discrimination Approved

A measure to prevent discrimination against people who are transgender cleared the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday, and Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to sign the bill into law.

03/27/2014

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Md. Bill to Stop Transgender Discrimination Progresses

A measure to prevent discrimination against people who are transgender moved forward in the Maryland House of Delegates on Wednesday, sparking a sometimes heated debate about how the bill would affect public restrooms.

03/26/2014

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Pot, Guns And Paparazzi: New Laws Run Gamut In U.S.

The new year is bringing a host of new laws taking effect in January or thereabouts.

12/30/2013