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UPDATE: It was a close call, but the House voted 209 to 214 to deny Rep. Vicky Hartzler's amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which would have prevented Transgender service members from accessing transition-related healthcare with military money.
The Human Rights Campaign said in a press release: "Today's vote sends a resounding message of support for our military families and transgender military personnel serving around the globe."
However, given the narrow margin of the vote, it is clear there is still much work to be done.
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Once again, the rights of transgender people have entered the public conversation.…
News, Colorado Springs Independent
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