I’m looking at transgender rights and where we are with the struggle to get rights for transgender people state by state. It’s a very nascent struggle and a very hot one right now. Even in states where there are ample protections in place for sexual orientation, there are still no protections for gender orientation.
I’m looking at three areas: does the state have protections against discrimination by gender orientation? Does the state have protections for hate crimes against transgender people? And, what does it require to get a birth certificate name changed. But I keep bumping into a more interesting story.
Take Arkansas. Please. (Rimshot here.)
Arkansas is a perfect example as to where the controversial issue is right now for most of the country in early 2016. Now, sexual activity between people of the same gender has been legal for — gosh! — about 11 years now…
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