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Transgender Pakistanis Win Legal Victories, but Violence Goes On

Parliament is set to pass the nation’s first law penalizing discrimination and violence against transgender people, a surprising victory in a deeply conservative nation.
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Canadian Parliament Passes Transgender Anti-Discrimination Law

LGBT / Gay : Queerty

Canada’s House of Commons passed a bill this week that would make it illegal to discriminate against transgender people. Sponsored by New Democrat Randall Garrison, the measure was approved by a vote of 149-137. It received support ...

Afghan parliament fails to pass divisive law banning violence against women

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Utah Passed LGBT Rights Bill, But There's More To The Story

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It was undoubtedly a victory for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Utah. After long negotiation, the state legislature on Wednesday passed a law that bars discrimination in employment and housing based on sexual orien...

U.N. chief says Israel settlement bill goes against international law

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Arkansas Legislature Copies Indiana, Passes Controversial Religious Freedom Bill

News : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Arkansas passed a religious freedom bill on Tuesday that is similar to an Indiana law that has faced national backlash for legalizing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The bill clear...

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