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Shift in U.S. deportation policy provides reprieve for immigrant youth, same-sex couples

The Obama administration’s new deportation policy will focus on criminals, providing reprieve for DREAM Act youth and same-sex couples facing the threat of deportation.


Anti-LGBT violence rose last year, report says

Transgender people and people of color were twice as likely to face hate-motivated violence, according to a report released last week.


Judge overturns ‘Prop 8,’ ban on same-sex marriage in California

A federal judge in California has rejected the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, setting the stage for a lengthy and hard-fought appeals process that may well reach the Supreme Court.


The spark that lit the gay rights movement, four decades later

Need to Know spoke with David Carter, a historian who has documented the 1969 Stonewall riots and their impact on the struggle for gay rights in America.

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