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A Federal Court Just Ruled For Gay Rights In A Major Discrimination Case

"A federal appeals court on Monday ruled that a 1964 civil rights law bans anti-gay workplace discrimination. The decision rebukes the Trump administration — which had argued against a gay worker in the case — and hands progressives a win in their strategy to protect LGBT employees with a drumbeat of lawsuits." Visit the Buzzfeed News article for more info.

Texas clarifies LGBT prisoner policies following a settlement with abused trans inmate

"Texas will clarify its policies regarding the treatment of LGBTQ inmates following a settlement with a former prisoner, a  woman who reports she was abused during her time behind bars." Visit the LGBTQ Nation news article for more info.

Protests Follow No Prosecution in Texas Trans Woman's Death

"Last April, the body of a 26-year-old black transgender woman named Kenne McFadden was recovered from the popular River Walk section of the San Antonio River by a boat operator. It took police until June to announce that McFadden had likely been pushed before her death by drowning—and until November for 20-year-old Mark Daniel Lewis to be charged with manslaughter and indicted for “recklessly” causing the death of McFadden, who reportedly could not swim." Visit The Daily Beast news article for more info.

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