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New Online Poll Finds Tennesseans Divided Over Therapist Exemption Bill

NATIONAL | By John Riley | May 29
A new poll shows Volunteer State residents are more closely divided than previously thought over a new Tennessee law that allows mental health counselors and therapists to refuse to treat LGBT patients.

From the Ashes of Freedom to Marry, A New Group Emerges to Replace It

NATIONAL | By Christiana Lilly | May 22
Even before the Supreme Court made its historic ruling clearing the way for marriage equality in all 50 states, one group was already looking ahead to the next fight.

Indiana Lawmaker Seeks One Year Jail Penalty for Trans Restroom Users

CRIME | By John Riley | Jan 11
An Indiana lawmaker has introduced and is pushing a bill that could potentially place transgender people in jail for up to a year if they use the restroom or locker room other than the one designated for their biological sex at birth.

CA Anti-Trans Ballot Measure Fails

POLITICS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Dec 26
For the second year in a row an effort to place a transphobic ballot measure before California voters has failed.

Anti-Trans Ballot Measure Introduced in CA

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 25
A California group long opposed to LGBT rights has introduced a ballot measure that would legislate which public restrooms transgender people could use.

Charges Dropped Against Bullied Calif. Trans Teen

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | May 7
Prosecutors dropped battery charges in the case against transgender teen, Jewlyes Gutierrez, after the girl completed a restorative justice program.

Bullied Trans Teen Enters Plea Bargain to Drop Assault Charges

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 10
Jewlyes Gutierrez, a Contra Costa transgender teen who faced assault charges after defending herself against schoolyard bullying, has entered an agreement that could allow charges to be dropped.

Utah Proposal Dictates Transgender Bathroom Use

NATIONAL | By Annie Knox | Feb 5
A Utah lawmaker has proposed a bill that would prevent transgender students from using bathroom facilities of their choice, joining a debate playing out in a handful of other states sparked by a California law that broke new ground on transgender rights.

Many Hurdles Ahead For The Transgender Movement

As gays and lesbians rack up victories in their quest for marriage equality and other rights, transgender Americans are following in their path - hopefully, but less smoothly.

Repeal Vote Likely on Trans Law

POLITICS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Nov 16
Backers of a new California law meant to protect transgender students are preparing to fight for the legislation as anti-trans activists announced they’ve submitted more than 600,000 signatures to place a referendum on next year’s ballot.

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