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CA Gov. Signs Two Trans-Inclusive Bills

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed two pro-transgender equality bills into law on Oct. 9. Masen Davis, the executive director of the Transgender Law Center, announced on Twitter that Brown had signed the two bills into law, both of which had been advocated for this session by the organization.
From the TLC news release:
Governor Brown just signed two important transgender rights bills into law.  The first, the Gender Nondiscrimination Act, brings transgender rights out of the closet in...

Poliglot
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October 10, 2011

Binational Married Couple Faces Deportation

A gay Indonesian man fighting to remain in the U.S. with his American husband has been denied a reprieve from deportation — a decision that appears to contradict Obama administration promises that LGBT binational couples can be considered lower-priority cases among the nation’s 300,000 current deportation proceedings.
The Advocate
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October 7, 2011

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