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Christie ties terrorism to trans kids’ “confusion” over their gender identities

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The need for cognitive closure is strong with this one.
College classroom via Shutterstock

Christian schools seek Title IX waivers to bar trans students

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Government-funded discrimination.
Ted Cruz, via DonkeyHotey / Flickr

Ted Cruz thinks cucumbers taste better pickled

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Ted Cruz’s response to last Friday’s Planned Parenthood shooting was a particularly lazy form of misdirection.
Ted Cruz, via Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons

Ted Cruz calls Obama administration support for trans teens “lunacy”

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He can’t think of a not-horny reason why someone would want to use a bathroom corresponding to their identity.
Ben Carson, screenshot via YouTube

Ben Carson proposes separate but equal bathrooms for trans people

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Does he realize that one bathroom for both trans men and women doesn’t solve the problem? Nevermind.
Israeli pop star and Jewish trans woman Dana International, via Wikimedia Commons

Reform Judaism approves major resolution providing for transgender inclusion

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Inclusion is a Jewish value.
Support HERO, via GLAAD

HERO opponents in Houston going all-in on scare campaign as early voting begins

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“If you vote for HERO you are pro-rape.” – Texas conservatives, basically.
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Vatican: It’s “impossible” for trans people to be godparents

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Pope Francis’s “cool dad” papacy is, again, all talk and no action on social issues.
Hillary Clinton in Cleveland, screenshot via YouTube

Protestors disrupt Hillary Clinton event over private prison fundraising

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If you’re down with private prisons, you aren’t down with criminal justice reform. It’s that simple.
Chelsea Manning, via Wikimedia Commons

Chelsea Manning could face indefinite solitary confinement for possession of books and toothpaste

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Solitary confinement is torture. Torturing someone for books and toothpaste is beyond cruel and unusual.
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Colorado GOP walks back State Rep. Klingenschmitt’s hate speech on Boy Scouts, not on trans military service

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If calling gay men pedophiles is worthy of condemnation, why isn’t calling trans people pedophiles?
The Pentagon, via Wikimedia Commons

BREAKING: Pentagon finalizing plans to lift ban on transgender individuals in military

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The Pentagon had previously lifted rules barring trans servicemembers, but branch-level rules remain.
California AG Kamala Harris

On the courts, the Confederate flag and Jennicet Gutiérrez

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