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Even though California's transgender non-discrimination law, the School Success and Opportunity Act or AB1266, was signed into law last August, it still faces potential repeal. A coalition of anti-LGBT activist organizations collected hundreds of thousands of signatures to put the law up for a public vote in November.
Mark Zmuda, the former vice principal of Eastside Catholic school in Sammamish, was fired after school officials found out he had married his husband. One of Zmuda's former students released a video where Zmuda states he was told he could keep his job if he got a divorce.
The organizers of the Orange County Tet Parade have voted to allow Viet Rainbow to participate. While some are celebrating the reversal of a year-old ban on LGBT Asian organizations, the leaders of Viet Rainbow note that a "code of conduct" will restrict visibility for the organization.
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay, halting marriage equality in the state of Utah.
Connecticut is set to become the fifth state requiring health insurance providers to cover treatment related to transgender people's transitions and prohibit anti-trans discrimination, the Advocate reports.