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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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#16for2016: "I'm a Republican, but I'm for gay marriage"

September 17, 2015
"I'm a Republican, but I'm for gay marriage," Casey says. "Everybody's equal."
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Does Kim Davis, Kentucky Clerk Blocking Gay Marriages, Have Legal Grounds?

September 3, 2015
Pete Williams | NBC News
The county official in rural Kentucky who has become the focal point for resistance to the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage decision will appear this morning before a federal judge to explain why she should not be held in contempt of court.
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