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  1. “(Kuwait City) – Kuwaiti police have tortured and sexuallyabusedtransgender women using a discriminatory law, passed in 2007, which arbitrarily criminalizes “imitating the opposite sex,” Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government of Kuwait should repeal the law, article 198 as amended in 2007, and hold police officers accountable for misconduct.” – Human Rights Watch

    Police Abuses Against Transgender Women
  2. Toni Newman, 04.12.2012, 5:13 pm
    "President Obama believes that advancing the human rights of minorities and the marginalized is a fundamental American value. He is the first President of the United States to have a closed-door meeting with transgender activists concerning transgender rights."

    President Barack Obama and Transgender Rights: The Real Deal

    Toni Newman is a transwoman, the author of I Rise - The Transformation of Toni Newman, and is a law student.
  3. Jared Page
    3 Jun 2012, 5:21pm
    "This week, Greg Iverson said he felt it was important for his family to be in downtown Salt Lake City to "live those teachings and show our love and support" for Utah's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community." -ksl.com

    LGBT community joined by hundreds of LDS Church members in parade (w/Video)


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    Posted: Jun 03, 2012 6:41 PM CDT Updated: Jun 03, 2012 6:41 PM CDT
    -cbs3springfiled.com
    Over 300 Mormons join Utah Gay Pride Parade
  4. Lambda Legal, 06-13-2012
    "The dining room quickly devolved into a threatening scene when patrons began terrorizing Friedlander, screaming at her, and spewing homophobic and hate-filled epithets. A male diner yelled at her, called her a "he-she freak" and demanded that she leave the restaurant. Another man threw objects at Friedlander." -lambdalegal.org

    NYC Restaurant Pays $25K to Lambda Legal Client After Antigay Attack
  5. Michelle Garcia, August 09 2012 6:46 PM ET
    "We support the right of all families to have equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the law. We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couple." -advocate.com

    Democrats Propose Full Marriage Backing, DOMA Repeal for Platform
  6. Written by AP Sep 13, 2012
    "Voters in Salina, Kan., will decide on Nov. 6 whether to repeal the city’s new ordinance barring discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity." -wisconsingazette.com

    Kansas town to vote on repealing nondiscrimination ordinance
  7. Filed: Saturday, October 13, 2012
    OMAHA, Neb. — An outspoken opponent of LGBT rights in Omaha has launched a petition drive to overturn the city’s legal protections for LGBT residents.

    Patrick Bonnett, CEO of Omaha based Encore Financial Services, Inc., and head of a Tea Party group calling itself the “Omaha Liberty Project,” said he is confident that he can quickly surpass the roughly 11,400 signatures required to put the measure before voters. -lgbtqnation.com

    Petition drive launched to strike down law protecting LGBT people in Omaha


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  8. There are some in Oklahoma that believe judges who do the right thing by treating people fairly, and according to the law, is "activism," calling them "activist judges."

    Some of the things the state question wants to see stopped make perfect sense...but OK is naming the recent case of the convicted murder for whom it was decided should be allowed SRS as one of the reasons Oklahomans should vote 'yes' for SQ766. In fact, it's the first reason named among many - and the case of the trans prisoner isn't even in OK!

    To the best of my knowledge, no such situation has ever arisen in OK. So are the pushers of this particular state question also using SQ766 as a sort of "preventative measure?" OK has been known to piggy-back something with many other things that voters will likely vote for...betting that it will get what it wants. The piggy-backed item would have failed miserably had it been on a ballot by itself.

    But in this case, I think they are using the case of the trans inmate, using homophobia and transphobia as the frosting on the cake.

    No doubt the pushers of this state question want more judges like