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Top General’s View of Transgender Troops Is at Odds With Trump’s

September 27, 2017
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. military’s top uniformed officer said Tuesday that transgender service members who meet the “physical and mental standards” required by the military should be allowed to serve, a position that appeared to put him at odds with President Donald Trump.
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Edith Windsor, who fought to overturn DOMA, dies at 88

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June 28, 2013
“I lived with and loved Thea Spyer for more than four decades in love and joy.”
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Donald Trump’s transgender military ban challenged by civil-liberties lawsuits

August 29, 2017
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
Civil-liberties groups on Monday filed two lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender service members serving in the military, arguing that the prohibitions are unconstitutional.
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Military transgender ban to begin within 6 months, memo says

August 24, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Trump is preparing to give the Defense Department formal authority to expel transgender people from the military in an upcoming order, barring the Pentagon from recruiting transgender troops and cutting off payment for sexual reassignment surgery and other medical treatments for those already serving.
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It Takes More Than A Tweet To Change Pentagon Policy

July 28, 2017
Nancy Youssef | BuzzFeed News
Twenty-four hours after Donald Trump tweeted he was banning transgender people from serving in the military, the Pentagon took pains to stress that nothing had changed.
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Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military

July 26, 2017
Abby Phillip, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Dan Lamothe | The Washington Post
President Trump said he will ban transgender people from serving in the military in any capacity, a reversal of the Obama administration decision that would have allowed them to serve, he announced on social media on Wednesday.
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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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