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Protect transgendered people’s rights

July 3, 2013
By Kelly Metzgar , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

June is traditionally LGBT Pride month, whereby we celebrate the gift of diversity among us all. While there is much to celebrate and be thankful for, much work still needs to be done to ensure all New Yorkers live in peace, freedom, equality and justice. We gratefully acknowledge that the New York Legislature approved lesbian and gay marriage two years ago and that the federal government finally saw the wisdom of repealing the Defense of Marriage Act; however, the strides made on behalf of the lesbian, gay and bisexual communities failed to include provisions on behalf of the transgendered community - the "T" in LGBT.



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