Warren’s newfound support for surgery for trans inmates could impact 2020 race

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Transgender advocates cheered Elizabeth Warren for coming out in favor of transgender inmates having access to gender reassignment surgery, which could potentially raise it as an issue for 2020 presidential candidates.

Warren’s new view reverses a position she stated in 2012 in opposition to access to the transition-related care for inmates. Even thought it took seven years for Warren to change her position and she only did so after she declared her intention to run for president, transgender rights supporters welcomed her evolution and newfound position.

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Sen. Warren’s new bill could give gay couples refund on back taxes

By : Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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A new bill led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in the U.S. Senate would make gay couples potentially eligible for a refund on their back taxes if they married more than three years before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act.

The legislation, called the Refund Equality Act, would allow same-sex couples married in places like Massachusetts, which had marriage equality before the Supreme Court decision in the Obergefell case, to file amended tax returns back to the date of their marriage.

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Facebook puts 26 million profiles somewhere under the rainbow

By : Jeremy Williams
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Facebook has been taken over by a Care Bear stare as millions of profile pictures were veiled in the colors of the rainbow.

The program, which was created by two interns at Facebook in honor of LGBT Pride month, spread like wildfire after the Supreme Court released the ruling that same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide.

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