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Transgender Rights: The Far Right And A New Wave Of Discrimination

One morning during the interminable presidential primary season, I came into the kitchen for breakfast and saw U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on CNN discussing bathrooms. 

Cruz was weighing in on the issue of whether persons should be able to use whatever gender-labeled bathroom is consistent with their gender identity.  Predictably, he was against this idea. This was apparently not the issue on the minds of most Republican voters because we’re not now seeing a Clinton vs. Cruz campaign.

Beware The Gender Unicorn: Franklin Graham Takes Aim At The Transgender Community

Part of my job involves monitoring the activities of Religious Right groups, which means every day my email box receives messages from groups like the Family Research Council, Alliance Defending Freedom and American Family Association (AFA).

The AFA has lately been going around the bend about something called the “gender unicorn.” This unicorn, which has apparently surfaced (metaphorically speaking) in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina, has Franklin Graham, son of the famous evangelist Billy Graham, in quite a tizzy.

Concert For A Cause: 'Transparent' Co-Creator To Headline Special Americans United Benefit Aug. 3

During my time as executive director of Americans United, I’ve always looked for opportunities to advance the cause of church-state separation by reaching new audiences. That’s why I am pleased to share that thanks to the online streaming service Concert Window, a fabulous show benefitting Americans United will be available August 3 to anyone who wants to watch it – regardless of where you live.

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