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Warner, Kaine urge Mattis not to implement transgender military service ban

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are urging Defense Secretary James Mattis to advise the President against implementing a ban on transgender Americans serving in the military.


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Warner, Kaine file amicus brief to support rights of transgender students

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined in filing a brief to support rights of transgender students.


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Supreme Court will hear Virginia transgender school bathroom case

The Supreme Court will review a decision that found that federal anti-discrimination law protects the right of teenage boy who is transgender.


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Fenway brief argues that gun violence is an LGBT public health issue

The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief showing that gun violence poses a substantial threat to the health of the LGBT community.


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ACLU files opposition to review in transgender student case

The ACLU is arguing that the Supreme Court should not review a ruling in a case in which a transgender boy was denied access to restrooms consistent with his gender identity.


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Brief outlines impact of HHS rule on transgender people accessing healthcare

The Fenway Institute released What the new Affordable Care Act nondiscrimination rule means for providers and LGBT patients.


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Court orders school board to let transgender student use boys bathroom

A federal district court in Virginia today ordered the Gloucester County School Board to let Gavin Grimm use the same restrooms as other boys at his school.


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Federal appeals court denies request for review in transgender bathroom case

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will not rehear the case of a Gloucester County transgender high school student.


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Laws won’t keep bathrooms safe

Arguments for discrimination against transgender individuals often presume that laws make us safe.


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Appeals court rules in favor of transgender student in Virginia restroom access case

An appeals court ruled in favor of a transgender male student in his challenge to Gloucester High School’s discriminatory restroom policy.


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Transgender student asks appeals court to stop Virginia school’s discriminatory restroom policy

Gavin Grimm, a transgender male student in Gloucester County, Va., today asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to stop his school district from enforcing a discriminatory policy that segregates transgender students from their peers and requires them to use “alternative private” restroom facilities.


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Federal court rules against transgender student seeking to use appropriate restroom at school

A federal court in Virginia today ruled against a transgender male student who sought a preliminary injunction to resume using the boys’ restrooms at Gloucester High School when school begins this fall.


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Federal court signals that Virginia transgender student’s restroom access case likely to proceed

A federal court in Virginia today heard arguments in the case of a transgender male student at Gloucester High School who seeks to use communal restrooms that match his gender identity.


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DOJ filing supports transgender student’s right to appropriate restroom facilities in ACLU case

The Department of Justice today filed a statement of interest in federal court explaining that transgender students must be allowed to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity under Title IX of the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972.


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Equality Virginia applauds ACLU for filing case against Gloucester County School Board

In response to the lawsuit filed on June 11 by the ACLU and ACLU of Virginia against the Gloucester County School Board for adopting a discriminatory bathroom policy, the following statement can be attributed to James Parrish, executive director, Equality Virginia.


134K people across the world urge Virginia to drop proposed anti-LGBT bill

As members of the Virginia’s House of Delegates prepare to hear an anti-LGBT bill, 134,000 All Out members globally including 40,000 in the USA and 7,000 in Virginia have spoken out against the proposed legislation.


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ACLU calls for defeat of bill licensing discrimination against LGBT Virginians

The ACLU of Virginia released the following statement attributed to Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, Executive Director, ACLU of Virginia regarding HB1414, a bill to license discrimination that was pre-filed for consideration in the 2015 General Assembly Session by Delegate Bob Marshall (R-Manassas).


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ACLU files federal discrimination complaint against Gloucester School Board for bathroom policy

The ACLU and the ACLU of Virginia filed an administrative complaint with the Department of Justice and Department of Education against Gloucester County Public Schools (GCPS) for adopting a bathroom policy that segregates transgender students from using the same restrooms and locker rooms as their peers.


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ACLU responds to Gloucester School Board decision on transgender students

The Gloucester School Board voted Tuesday to accept a policy that will discriminate against transgender students.


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ACLU encourages Gloucester schools to reject transgender bathroom policy

The ACLU sent a letter this week to the Gloucester County School Board urging it to reject a proposed policy that would limit school restrooms and locker rooms to “the corresponding biological genders.”


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LGBT equality in Virginia-based companies detailed in new report

The Human Rights Campaign released the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, an annual report assessing LGBT inclusion in major companies and law firms across the nation, including 25 in Virginia.


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State of LGBT equality in nine Virginia cities detailed in HRC New Municipal Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released its third annual report assessing LGBT equality in 353 cities across the nation, including nine in Virginia.


Equality Virginia holds first transgender summit

Donna Price spoke last Saturday at Equality Virginia’s first ever Transgender Information and Empowerment Summit, held at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.


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ACLU supports President Obama’s non-discrimination executive order

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia today expressed strong support for President Obama’s decision to amend existing federal Executive Orders to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by federal contractors and the federal government.


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Lynchurg faithful gather to stand on the side of marriage equality

In the same town where prominent national faith leaders continue to preach against equality — especially marriage equality – -for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, other faith leaders and citizens gathered today in Lynchburg.


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Equality Virginia celebrates 25th year with Mark Warner, Mark Herring

At its 11th annual Commonwealth Dinner on Saturday night, Equality Virginia celebrated its 25th year of working toward equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Virginians.


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Kaine urges President Obama for executive order protecting LGBT workers

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined more than 175 Senators and Representatives to write a letter to President Barack Obama calling on him to issue an executive order banning contractors from receiving federal government contracts unless they have a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


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Virginians leading LGBT equality efforts to be recognized by Equality Virginia

On Saturday, April 5, Equality Virginia will recognize the 2014 class of OUTstanding Virginians – those who represent Virginia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community with distinction and who are committed to moving the LGBT community forward.


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Across the board reaction to same sex marriage ruling

Groups on all sides of the political spectrum have been weighing in on the ruling of federal Judge Arenda Wright Allen that overturned Virginia’s ban on same sex marriage in the case of Bostic v. McDonnell.


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ACLU: New Department of Taxation policy discriminates against LGBT Virginians

A Virginia Department of Taxation bulletin concerning treatment of legally married same-sex couples under Virginia’s tax laws is coming under fire from the ACLU of Virginia. According to the bulletin, the marital status of a couple for Virginia income tax purposes is based on whether the couple is considered married for federal income tax purposes.


Court allows transgender inmate’s claim against DOC to proceed

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today ruled that Ophelia De’lonta stated a “plausible” claim that the Virginia Department of Corrections violated her constitutional rights when it refused to have her evaluated for sex reassignment surgery. The ruling allows Ms. De’lonta’s case to move forward in the lower court.


AFP InDepth | A ‘strategic quiet’ on the LGBT front

You don’t need to go as far as gay marriage. A candidate can win the support of the LGBT community by advocating legislation that would allow employees to include gay and lesbian partners in group life-insurance policies. Indeed, it doesn’t take much to break through what Jay Fisette, the Arlington County Board of Supervisors member […]