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Donald Trump Puppet Jeff Sessions Calls For LESS Protection Against Transgender Discrimination

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Guess Caitlyn Jenner's GOP influence didn't help that much after all…

If you thought from a few offhand comments during the election that Donald Trump would at least be forward-thinking when it came to transgender discrimination, we're pretty sure he blew that out of the water with his ludicrous announcement of a military ban.

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But it isn't going to stop there.

Buzzfeed News obtained a memo by Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions to his Justice Department staff basically reversing Barack Obama era discrimination protection.

He wrote:

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DACA Recipient Says Fellow Students Are Harassing Her With Deportation Posts — And Her College Refuses To Protect Her!

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Paola Garcia has lived in the United States since she was two years old. She's an American. She doesn't have another home.

But now, thanks to Donald Trump and his hateful rhetoric, she's being made to feel threatened somewhere she should be perfectly safe — her campus.

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In an emotional video posted to YouTube, Paola — who is undocumented but protected by DACA — says she is now being harassed by racist students telling her to "back to them dirt floors of your homeland."

It apparently started when a fellow student named Taylor Ragg posted this inciting message on Facebook:

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Amy Schumer, Blake Lively, & Katie Holmes BLAST Sexist Magazine Cover!

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Ugh, this is so not OK!

An image has been circulating online in recent weeks showing a side-by-side image of the covers for teen magazine's Girls' Life and Boys' Life (which are surprisingly not affiliated) — and now, Amy Schumer, Blake Lively, and Katie Holmes all have something to say about it!

On the cover targeted for young girls, the headlines read phrases along the lines of "Wake up pretty!," "Your Dream Hair," "100+ ways to SLAY on the first day," "The new denim checklist," and "How to have fun, make friends and get all A's."

On the boys version, the words "Explore Your Future" are blasted across the front with images of professional tools, like a computer and stethoscope.

Sigh.

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Taking to Instagram, Amy led the pack of celebrities to express outrage with the sexist juxtaposition:

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North Carolina's Anti-LGBT 'Bathroom Bill' Left Intact By Lawmakers Who Had Opportunity To Change It

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This is so sad.

On Friday, North Carolina lawmakers in the state's General Assembly had the ability to change up HB 2 — the bill that stoked nationwide outrage over its discriminatory nature towards transgender individuals.

But unfortunately, the legislators left the bill largely intact, choosing only to make one very minor revision to the measure and leaving it as bigoted and short-sighted as it's been in the past.

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The change — voting to restore workers' rights to use state laws to sue over employment discrimination — won't enhance workplace protections on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. It also doesn't affect other provisions that are being blasted by gay rights advocates, business leaders, and more.

No provisions were made surrounding the state's requirement that transgender individuals use the public bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates, nor were there

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Whole Foods Sued Over Homophobic Slur On Cake — But The Company Is Firing Back With A Very Pointed Statement!

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This is awful!

Whole Foods is being sued by a Texas man who claims that he's been discriminated against for being gay after the company put a bigoted anti-LGBT message on a custom cake he ordered last week!

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Jordan Brown, a pastor in Austin, Texas, has come forward with the lawsuit and press conference (above) after he claims a Whole Foods employee allegedly wrote 'f*g' on a cake he'd ordered — after he had only requested that 'Love Wins' be written in frosting on the cake!!

Here's the NSFW cake in question (below):

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U.S. Women's Soccer Team May Boycott The Summer Olympics If No 'Real Progress Has Been Made' In Gender Pay Equality!

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When it comes to fighting for equal pay, the U.S. women's soccer team isn't playing around!

Last month, five players from the Women's National Team filed a wage-discrimination complaint against U.S. Soccer because they are paid less than half as much as players on the men's team!

On behalf of the entire women's team, co-captain Becky Sauerbrunn, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, and Megan Rapinoe filed paperwork in hopes of achieving wage equality.

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And it looks like the athletes are sticking to their guns. If nothing changes in the federation, the team might use their most powerful bargaining tool in protest of wage discrimination — and not show up to August's Olympics!

In an interview with ESPNW, Sauerbrunn revealed a boycott would "still be on the table" if no progress was made by July, explaining:

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North Carolina's Own Attorney General REFUSES To Defend 'Embarassing' Anti-LGBT Law — PLUS See Who's Boycotting The State!

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More good news on the human rights front, it would appear!

After North Carolina passed legislation that threatened the equal treatment of LGBT citizens of the state last week, all hope looked lost as gay rights supporters likely faced a long legal battle ahead just to secure basic rights.

But then something interesting happened…

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North Carolina's attorney general Roy Cooper — who was one of the men named in the lawsuit brought on by gay rights groups over the bigoted law — has indicated the state will NOT defend its new law in court, calling it discriminatory and a "national embarrassment."

YAY!!!

Cooper noted that business leaders are not fond of the terrible law, saying:

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