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Trump’s effort to resist gay rights runs into his Supreme Court pick

June 16, 2020
Michael Scherer | The Washington Post
While still celebrating the idea of social change — recently boasting of appointing the first openly gay man to the level of Cabinet secretary — his administration has repeatedly opted to resist or roll back protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people in a nod to his more conservative supporters. And his first pick to the high court, Neil M. Gorsuch, is now responsible for writing the most impactful ruling for gay rights since same-sex marriage was codified as a constitutional right in 2015.
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Supreme Court Allows Trump Administration to Implement Transgender Restrictions in Military

January 23, 2019
Nancy Youssef, Brent Kendall | The Wall Street Journal
The Supreme Court intervened on one Trump administration priority Tuesday but sidestepped another, allowing restrictions on military service by transgender individuals to be put in place while avoiding for now the White House’s bid to cancel protections for some young illegal immigrants.
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3 stories you might have missed

January 16, 2019
Have you been keeping up this week? Check out these stories you might have missed.
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WATCH: 3 stories you might have missed this week

October 24, 2018
3 stories you might have missed this week: A reported Trump administration move proposes rolling back protections for transgender people, National Security adviser John Bolton's trip to Russia, and Rod Rosenstein's meeting with House leaders gets postponed.
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Trump considers rollback of transgender protections

October 23, 2018
Ed O'Keefe, Arden Farhi | CBS News
President Trump suggested Monday that he's considering taking actions that would affect protections for legal transgender people. As he was departing the White House to campaign in Texas for Sen. Ted Cruz, Mr. Trump told reporters he's "looking at it" and said that there are "a lot of different things happening with respect to transgender."
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Atkins: Transgender in the military OK’d — with a hitch

December 12, 2017
Kimberly Atkins | Boston Herald
The Pentagon decision to allow recruitment is also the latest break by Mattis from Trump on the issue. In August, after weeks of uncertainly following Trump’s tweet, Mattis announced that transgender troops would be allowed to continue serving pending a department study.
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Supreme Court hears why baker refused to make a wedding cake for gay couple

December 6, 2017
Pete Williams | NBC News
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared closely divided Tuesday in the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a gay couple's wedding reception.
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