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So far this year, there have been 12 violent deaths of transgender people in the United States, and about 30 states still have no laws to protect transgender people when it comes to employment discrimination. And 16 states are debating bathroom bills that would segregate people to use restrooms consistent with their biological sex.

The Victory Fund says there are at least 20 transgender candidates for office at present.

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Two pro-LGBT bills move forward in Virginia Senate

The Virginia Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology moved two bills banning discrimination forward to the full Senate yesterday.

Senate Bill 783, put forward by Sen Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), would ban discrimination against state employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. It passed by a vote of 12-3.

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Minnesota high school sued because transgender girl acts like a girl

Some parents are up in arms in Virginia Minnesota, so much so that they have contacted the so-called Alliance Defending Freedom. ADF has filed another lawsuit against a high school for repecting the needs of a transgender student.

But this one tops the plethora of similar cases ADF has pooped across the country.

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Just a person: the AP interview with Gavin Grimm

The case has been going on for months. It's labeled G.G. v Gloucester County School District, in the interest of the privacy of the transgender student who has none.

College applications and high school graduation are the biggest worries for most 17-year-olds. For Gavin Grimm, it's waiting for the nation's highest court to decide whether he can use the boys restroom.

School starts this week for Gavin.

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Bathroom Bits

US District Court Judge Robert G. Doumar, having been overruled on the topic of the applicability of Title IX by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, has ordered that the Gloucester County School System must allow Gavin Grimm to use the boys restroom while his discrimination case continues to be litigated.

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KFC fires manager for discriminating against transgender worker

 photo KFC_zpsj6mvldru.jpgTransgender fast food worker Georgia Carter was hied by a Richmond, Virginia, KFC and fired about an hour later upon discovery that she was trans.

He was like you have got the job. I am going to start you out at $7.50 an hour. It is yours. We are going start you training on the computer tomorrow. It was like 11 to four (o clock).

--Carter

She went home happy, but received a phone call shortly afterward.

He was like my supervisor, and I have a problem because on your license it says male but you’re … I said I’m transgender.

Oh, we can’t hire you because we don’t know which bathroom you can use.

--Carter

In a statement to Eater, KFC chief people officer John Kurnick relayed news of that manager's termination following an internal Yum! Brands inquiry. KFC's franchisee policy bars discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation, Kurnick said.

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Anti-Trans forces fail in two states...for now

It should be clear to anyone with the slimmest of interest in the freedom of human beings to be who they are that there is a well-established organized effort to force all transgender people...but especially the transgender kids...to live as the gender we were assigned at birth.

That's the whole point restricting access to public accommodations like restrooms.

Well, today we find that efforts by those forces have failed in Virginia and Washington.

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