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Trump Administration's DOJ Says Anti-Discrimination Laws Don't Apply to Gays and Lesbians

Trump Administration's DOJ Says Anti-Discrimination Laws Don't Apply to Gays and Lesbians

Jul 27
Workplace protection for LGBT citizens came under attack Wednesday when the Trump Administration's Department of Justice filed a brief saying that gay and lesbian workers are not covered under existing civil rights laws.

Protesters Gather Against Trump Ban on Transgender Troops

Protesters Gather Against Trump Ban on Transgender Troops

By Olga R. Rodriguez | Jul 27
Demonstrators flocked to a military recruiting station in New York City and gathered at a plaza named for a San Francisco gay-rights icon on Wednesday to protest President Donald Trump's abrupt ban on transgender troops in the military.

Ex-Army Chief Says Trump Turned Back on Troops

Ex-Army Chief Says Trump Turned Back on Troops

Jul 27
A former Army secretary says he's angry and shocked that President Donald Trump would - in his words - "turn his back on thousands of transgender Americans serving today."

GOP Lowers the Bar on Obamacare Repeal with 'Skinny Bill'

GOP Lowers the Bar on Obamacare Repeal with 'Skinny Bill'

Jul 27
Senate Republicans are lowering their sights and trying to unite behind a so-called "skinny repeal" that would merely undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack Obama's law.

'Fired by Tweet:' Troops, Veterans React to Trump's Transgender Ban

'Fired by Tweet:' Troops, Veterans React to Trump's Transgender Ban

By Julie Watson | Jul 27
A former U.S. naval combat-tested officer said she feels angry that President Donald Trump is saying transgender veterans like her should be considered unfit to serve.

Victims of Fraud Pay the Penalty as Student Loan Forgiveness Halts Under Trump

Victims of Fraud Pay the Penalty as Student Loan Forgiveness Halts Under Trump

By Colin Binkley | Jul 27
The Trump White House delayed and rewrote Obama-era rules that would have made it easier for students to get loans forgiven if they were deceived by their schools.

Gov Who Ruined Kansas Economy Tapped by Trump to be 'Religious Freedom' Ambassador

Gov Who Ruined Kansas Economy Tapped by Trump to be 'Religious Freedom' Ambassador

By John Hanna | Jul 27
The White House announced President Trump's plans to nominate Sam Brownback to serve as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. As Governor of Kansas, Brownback opposed gay rights, fought health care and left the state's economy in ruins

Texas Vote Set on 'Bathroom Bill' Despite Police Opposition

Texas Vote Set on 'Bathroom Bill' Despite Police Opposition

By Paul J. Weber | Jul 26
Police chiefs from Texas' largest cities rallied outside the state Capitol in opposition to a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, just as Senate Republicans lurched toward a new vote on restrictions similar to those approved in North Carolina.

'Pharma Bro' Won't Stop Talking, Except to Jury in Trial

'Pharma Bro' Won't Stop Talking, Except to Jury in Trial

By Tom Hays | Jul 26
"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has kept up his trademark trolling on social media during his securities fraud trial - calling the case "bogus" - but the jury won't hear him defend himself in court.

Caitlyn Jenner Responds to Trump's Trans Military Ban, Twitter Claps Back

Caitlyn Jenner Responds to Trump's Trans Military Ban, Twitter Claps Back

Jul 26
Caitlyn Jenner responded to President Donald Trump's announcement that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military "in any capacity."

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