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Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford said Thursday that the military's transgender policy will remain unchanged until the Department of Defense receives direction from the White House. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Joshua Vallum is sworn in before pleading guilty to state murder charges at George County Circuit Court in Lucedale, Miss., last July. On Monday, he was sentenced to 49 years in prison for a federal hate crime — the first such case brought for a crime specifically targeting a victim because of their gender identity. Biloxi Sun Herald/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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1st Man Prosecuted For Federal Hate Crime Targeting Transgender Victim Gets 49 Years

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Trinity High School junior Mack Beggs waits for a signal from the referee in the final round of the 6A Girls 110 Weight Class match during the Texas Wrestling State Tournament on Saturday in Cypress, Texas. Beggs, a transgender boy, is required by state policy to compete against girls. Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images hide caption

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The Trump administration has reversed federal guidance that directed public schools to allow students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that corresponded to their gender identities. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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New Jersey's Anti-Discrimination Law Is 'Just A Tool' To Protect Gender Identity

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In an interview with NPR's Robert Seigel, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory defended the controversial HB2 law. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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N.C. Gov. McCrory Claims 'Political Left' Fed Emergence Of Transgender Issues

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Geraldine Roman walks past a campaign poster during an April 30 trip to the town of Orani, in the province of Bataan, north of Manila. The 49-year-old, a member of a powerful political family, has won a seat in the nation's lower house, according to unofficial results. Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law that allows mental health professionals to refuse treatment to patients based on personal or religious beliefs. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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"To my mind, it's an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress," said Bruce Springsteen, canceling a planned April 10 concert in North Carolina. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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