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A transgender inmate is suing the Florida Department of Corrections. The woman argues she is being denied medically necessary treatment.

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One of the many focuses of this year’s upcoming Human Trafficking Summit may be on Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT community.

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For the first time, Florida’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention will include an openly transgender individual.

North Florida Congressional Candidate Mary Thomas has joined a growing number of conservative voices opposing a federal directive on public school bathrooms.

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In contrast to other conservatives, one South Florida Republican Congresswoman is standing up for transgender rights.

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School boards across the state are grappling with how to handle transgender students and bathrooms.  One Central Florida County is heading to court after passing provisions limiting access based on the sex assigned at birth.

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The Obama Administration is directing public schools across the country to let transgender students use the bathroom that matches their gender identity. A letter went out to schools Friday, detailing how to best prevent discrimination. Kathleen Rodgers is the head of Equity and Diversity at Leon County Schools, and she says the district is ahead of the curve.

  A measure basing which bathroom a person is allowed to use on biology has cleared its first hurdle in the House. The Civil Justice Subcommittee heard more than one dozen testimonies Wednesday for and against the bill, which makes entering a bathroom designated for another sex illegal.

The state should ensure women and girls can feel safe in possibly vulnerable places—such as restrooms and other facilities. That’s Miami Republican Representative Frank Artilles’ argument.

Capital Report: 02-13-2015

Feb 13, 2015

Two Florida lawmakers are hoping to revive a bill that failed during the past legislative session repealing Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, some say the law should remain intact and see it as a waste of time.