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Donald Trump Seizes on Orlando Shooting and Repeats Call for Temporary Ban on Muslim Migration

June 13, 2016
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
Donald J. Trump on Sunday sought to capitalize on the mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, reiterating his controversial call for a temporary ban on Muslim migration to the United States and criticizing Hillary Clinton for what he claimed was her desire to “dramatically increase admissions from the Middle East.”
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The new norm: When tragedy hits, Americans stand divided

June 13, 2016
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Three of the most contentious questions in American culture and politics — gay rights, gun control and terrorism — collided in a horrific way in an Orlando nightclub early Sunday.
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Obama administration tells schools to do the 'right thing' on bathrooms for transgender students

May 14, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
The Obama administration is directing public schools across the country to let transgender students use bathrooms that match their gender identity, a move that will expand nationally the argument over North Carolina's controversial bathroom law.

Trump, Ryan try to unify the Republican Party while Clinton fights a two-front campaign. And the fight over transgender rights.

May 13, 2016
Can the Republican Party unite before November? Can Hillary Clinton turn her focus to Trump?
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Obama administration directs schools to accommodate transgender students

May 13, 2016
Juliet Eilperin, Emma Brown | The Washington Post
The Obama administration on Friday directed schools across the nation to provide transgender students with access to suitable facilities — including bathrooms and locker rooms — that match their chosen gender identity.
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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Faces Monday Deadline on LGBT Law

May 9, 2016
Pete Williams, Elisha Fieldstadt | NBC News
North Carolina on Monday filed a lawsuit against the federal government in response to a letter from the Justice Department that gave the state until the end of the day to scrap a controversial law regarding access to public bathrooms or risk losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding.
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After Protests, Bathroom, Religious Freedom Bills Struggle Elsewhere

April 25, 2016
Reid Wilson | Morning Consult
Legislators in several states are slowing down their work on measures to ban transgendered people from using certain bathroom facilities and so-called “religious freedom” bills after the public outcry over versions passed in North Carolina and Georgia sparked protests and political pressure.
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LGBT rights in the states, Bill Clinton faces Black Lives Matter hecklers, Sanders' Political Revolution and Garland nomination update

April 8, 2016
A look at how LGBT legislation in North Carolina and Mississippi is impacting the presidential campaign.
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