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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.