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A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court and gay rights advocates. Indiana teacher Kimberly Hively, shown here in 2015, filed a lawsuit alleging that Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend didn't hire her full time because she is a lesbian. Lambda Legal/AP hide caption

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North Carolina is in a legal battle over a state law that requires transgender people to use the public restroom matching the sex on their birth certificate. The ADA-compliant bathroom signs were designed by artist Peregrine Honig. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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How A Poison Pill Worded As 'Sex' Gave Birth To Transgender Rights

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Landrieu's Loss Flips Lingering Holdout Of Democrats' 'Solid South'

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