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Colorado family seeks equal treatment for transgender daughter

GLAAD has been working closely with the family of 6-year-old Coy Mathis and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) in asking Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, CO to allow Coy to once again use the girls' restroom at her school.  Coy, who is in first grade, used the correct restroom for the previous year. But in mid-December, the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 told her parents, Kathryn and Jeremy,  that Coy would be prevented from using the girls’ bathrooms after winter break.

Hagel confirmed as defense secretary

The U.S. Senate confirmed former Sen. Chuck Hagel as defense secretary on Tuesday following assurances that he would work on behalf of LGBT military families and controversy over his anti-gay past.

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February 27, 2013
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Lesbian Widow Urges Supreme Court To Declare DOMA Unconstitutional

Edith Windsor made her case to the Supreme Court in a filing Tuesday, telling the justices that the Defense of Marriage Act's dictate that the federal government cannot recognize her marriage to a woman is unconstitutional and should be struck down.

BuzzFeed
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February 26, 2013
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