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Transgender military ban faces scrutiny

Lisa Leff, The Associated Press
Mar 13 2014 - 10:44am

SAN FRANCISCO -- An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there "is no compelling medical reason" for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday.

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Utah lawmaker wants to dictate transgender bathroom use

Annie Knox, The Associated Press
Feb 4 2014 - 12:46pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah lawmaker has proposed a bill that would prevent transgender students from using bathroom facilities of their choice, joining a debate playing out in a handful of other states sparked by a California law that broke new ground on transgender rights.

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Calif. schools prepare for first transgender rights law

Julie Watson, Lisa Leff, The Associated Press
Dec 26 2013 - 6:20pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- With a law that spells out the rights of transgender students in grades K-12 set to take effect in California, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling sensitivity training for coaches, assessing who will sleep where during overnight field trips and reconsidering senior portrait dress codes.

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