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California restricts state travel to Texas, other states over LGBT laws

June 24, 2017
Reid Wilson | The Hill
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) will bar state employees from business trips to four states after those states passed measures limiting the rights of LGBT people.
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North Carolina leaders reach deal to repeal transgender bathroom law

March 30, 2017
Reid Wilson | The Hill
A yearlong debate in North Carolina over transgender access to public bathroom and locker room facilities seemed to come to an end late Wednesday.
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DOJ rescinds Obama administration memo on private prisons

February 24, 2017
Eamon Javers | CNBC
Attorney General Sessions rescinds the Obama administration's DOJ memo on phasing out the use of private prisons. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.
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Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students

February 23, 2017
Jeremy W. Peters, Jo Becker, Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.
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McCain: Obama 'directly responsible' for Orlando massacre

June 17, 2016
Manu Raju, Deirdre Walsh | CNN
Sen. John McCain said Thursday that President Barack Obama was "directly responsible" for the massacre at the gay nightclub in Orlando, though McCain later said he "misspoke."
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LGBT Americans target of violent hate crimes more than any other group

June 13, 2016
The Orlando mass shooting put a new focus on efforts to pass hate crime laws — and the sobering reality that LGBT Americans are more than twice as likely to be the target of a violent hate-crime than Muslims or African-Americans. Gwen Ifill talks to Rachel Tiven of Lambda Legal and Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center on how recent LGBT rights successes may be stoking more anti-gay violence.
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Gunman Omar Mateen Described as Belligerent, Racist and 'Toxic'

June 13, 2016
Pete Williams, Tracy Connor, Erik Ortiz, Stephanie Gosk | NBC News
Investigators probing gunman Omar Mateen's massacre at least 49 people at a popular gay nightclub in Florida are trying to determine whether terrorism, homophobia or both pushed him over the edge.
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