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The last frontier in sexual bigotry: transgender rights

The last frontier in sexual bigotry: transgender rights

An especially nasty development this week in transgender rights in Florida raises the question of whether transgender discrimination is the last frontier in sex discrimination, now that gay marriage is winning the fight for legal and social acceptance nationwide. In Florida, an outlandishly harsh anti-transgender bill was just reported out of the Republican-majority state legislature's civil rights subcommittee (of all places) on a party line vote. The measure would make it a crime for anyone to use a public bathroom, locker room or dressing room of the sex other than that they were assigned at birth. The penalties include up to a year in prison. Businesses...

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