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Sgt. Anna Lange filed a lawsuit against the county where she works in Georgia for refusing to allow her health insurance plan to cover gender-affirmation surgery. Audra Melton for NPR hide caption

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Helen Harris, a former systems engineer for Dell, says her career was derailed a few years ago because of the way she looks. She was born and identifies as a woman. Elias Williams for NPR hide caption

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'It's A Career Ender': 2 LGBTQ Former Dell Workers Share Their Stories

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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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