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Foot race for women at the Kentucky Relays at the University of Kentucky with outdoor track and field. (Photo: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) News
Amid Attacks, NCAA Leadership 'Unequivocally' Supports Transgender Athletes
"When determining where championships are held, NCAA policy directs that only locations where hosts can commit to providing an environment that is safe, healthy, and free of discrimination should be selected."
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Demonstrators at a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Miami, Florida on June 6, 2020. (Photo: LightRocket/Getty Images) News
Florida Senate Advances 'Dangerous' Bill Critics Warn Criminalizes Peaceful Protest
"H.B. 1 is a direct attack on the First Amendment. It is designed to stifle Floridians' right to peacefully assemble and seek change in their democracy."
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LGBTQ activists and their supporters rally in support of transgender people on the steps of New York City Hall, October 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Arkansas GOP Condemned for Veto Override That Continues 'Discriminatory Crusade Against Trans Youth'
"This bill will drive families, doctors and businesses out of the state, and sends a terrible and heartbreaking message to transgender people who are watching in fear," warned the ACLU.
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People take part in rally outside the Stonewall Inn, a landmark of the gay rights movement, on February 23, 2017 in the Greenwich Village area of New York City, demanding equal rights for transgender and gender non-conforming people. (Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images) News
'This Victory Belongs to Trans Youth': Arkansas Gov. Vetoes Bill That Would Deny Gender-Affirming Care
"This victory belongs to the thousands of Arkansans who spoke out against this discriminatory bill, especially the young people, parents, and pediatricians who never stopped fighting this anti-trans attack."
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Gambian war crimes lawyer Fatou Bensouda takes the oath during a swearing-in ceremony as the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor in The Hague, on June 15, 2012. (Photo: Bas Czerwinskini/ANP/AFP via Getty Images) News
'Critical First Step' But 'Long Overdue': Biden Repeals Trump Sanctions on the ICC
"Trump's sanctions set a dangerous precedent for attacks on victims, lawyers, human rights advocates, and courts."
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Former President Donald Trump hugs the U.S. flag during CPAC 2019 on March 2, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) News
South Carolina Bill Would Require Teaching Based on Trump's Ahistorical 1776 Report
"This kind of legislation... introduces more problems and more politics," said one historian critic. "It is telling people how to think, not to think."
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A young student sits in front of a computer as she does school work at her home on September 27, 2020 in New York City. News
Biden's $100 Billion Broadband Plan Hailed as Crucial Effort to Close 'Digital Divide'
"President Biden's $100 billion infrastructure plan acknowledges an important fact about broadband today—it is an essential service, like water and electricity, and our public policy should reflect that fact."
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A woman protests against Georgia's voter restriction bill outside the State Capitol in Atlanta on March 8, 2021. (Photo: Megan Varner/Getty Images) News
GOP Attack on Democracy Surges as Texas Voter Suppression Bill Passes Senate
"It's clear that the Republican Party believes the only way they can win future elections is to keep millions of Americans from casting their ballots."
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Demonstrators rallied outside New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office in Manhattan calling for the Democrat to support the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act on June 16, 2019. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
'New Era for Marijuana Justice': New York Legalization Bill Signed Into Law
One advocate said the law is "rooted in racial and economic justice, in an effort to repair harms while also setting a new standard for anti-racist, class-conscious, and gender-expansive policymaking."
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During a peaceful protest over the killing of George Floyd, a demonstrator holds her hands up while kneeling in front of police officers on June 1, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo: Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images) News
'Shameful': Florida House Passes GOP's Anti-Protest Bill
"It is now up to the Senate to heed the voices of Floridians, uphold their duty to the Constitution, and stop this bill from ever becoming law."
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