Transgender Law Roundup 2013

Published:  Jul 19, 2013

June 26, 2013, marked an important day for the LGBTQ community. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and effectively struck down California’s Proposition 8. But while the LGBTQ community continues to make progress toward marriage equality, the transgender community continues to face adversity. As of July 2013, only 17 states and the District of Columbia have laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on both sexual orientation and gender identity.

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The Friday Five — July 12, 2013

Published:  Jul 12, 2013

The Atlas Project political team combs through the news every day to bring the latest relevant headlines to progressive activists in the field. Now, we bring you five of the most absurd stories of the week.

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Don’t Sleep on Attorney General and Secretary of State Races in 2014

Published:  Jul 09, 2013

If Democrats and progressives have learned anything from recent Republican overreach in statehouses all across the country, it’s that downballot Republican elected officials can have a huge negative impact on important progressive priorities. Thirty-seven states have constitutional elections in 2014. Not all of these statewide offices have equal influence from one state to another, and not all states have potentially winnable races; however, certain races that can have an outsized impact on progressive issues, particularly voting rights and ballot initiatives, should be targeted by Democrats in the coming cycle.

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Alison Lundergan Grimes’ Path to Victory

Published:  Jul 02, 2013

Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s 34 year old Secretary of State, is a rising star in the Democratic Party who has an opportunity to upset Mitch McConnell in the Bluegrass State in 2014. Grimes was the state’s top vote getter in 2011, and this is only one of the unique strengths she brings to the table that could help her unseat the Senate Minority Leader.

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The Friday Five — June 28, 2013

Published:  Jun 28, 2013

The Atlas Project political team combs through the news every day to bring the latest relevant headlines to progressive activists in the field. Now, we bring you five of the most absurd stories of the week.

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