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Maryland Eliminates Trans Healthcare Exclusions

POLITICS | By John Riley | Sunday Jul 27, 2014
FreeState Legal announced Tuesday that the state of Maryland, in response to the threat of a lawsuit, has changed its employee health care policy to provide insurance coverage for medically necessary care for transgender state employees.

Jared Polis

Polis Seeks to Narrow ENDA's Religious Exemption

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Jul 26
Rep. Jared Polis sought to narrow the Employment Non-Discrimination Act's religious exemption with a resolution quietly introduced Tuesday and referred to the House Committee on Rules.

Barack Obama

Right Wing Blasts Workplace Nondiscrimination Executive Order

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Jul 25
An executive order prohibiting some forms of LGBT workplace discrimination signed by President Barack Obama earlier this week is under fire from social conservatives who have labeled it an assault on religious liberty.

Gov. Chris Christie

NJ Gov. Christie to Campaign for Rauner in Chicago

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 25
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be in Chicago to support Bruce Rauner's campaign for Illinois governor.

Audrey Mbugua continues to struggle for recognition

Kenya's High Court Allows Trans Rights Group to Register

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
The Kenyan transgender rights group Transgender Education and Advocacy (TEA) won a major court battle this month when the country's high court ruled that government's Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) board must allow them to register.

Vice President Joe Biden, right, shakes hands with NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks.

Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Address

POLITICS | Jul 24
Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before the midterm elections.

Sen. Marco Rubio

Rubio Goes Full-Tilt Cultural Conservative

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 23
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says supporters of gay marriage often show "intolerance" toward people like him who support heterosexual marriages.

President Barack Obama embraces Vice President Joe Biden.

Seeking the Limelight, Biden Courts Key Dem Groups

POLITICS | Jul 23
Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more liberal alternative in 2016.

Rep. David Jolly

Fla. GOP Rep Backs Gay Marriage Despite Personal Support for 'Traditional' Marriage

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 22
Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) announced his support for same-sex marriage on Monday even though he is Christian and believes in "traditional" marriage.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Liberals Swoon for Warren, Point to Clinton in '16

POLITICS | By David Eggert and Ken Thomas | Jul 19
At a summertime getaway for liberals, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has captured the hearts of Democratic activists beginning to think about an heir to President Barack Obama.

Vice President Joe Biden meets with students who participate in Step IT Up.

Biden: US Needs a 'Rational' Immigration Policy

POLITICS | By David Eggert | Jul 18
Vice President Joe Biden told protesters Thursday he shared their concern about the deportations of immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally.