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Court strikes down Pennsylvania’s gerrymandered congressional map

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down the boundaries of the state’s 18 congressional districts, granting a major victory to plaintiffs who had contended that they were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans. The Democratic-controlled court issued the order Monday. It gives the Republican-controlled Legislature until Feb. 9 to pass a replacement and […]

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Asian nation’s top court rejects bid to make gay sex illegal

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia’s top court on Thursday ruled against petitioners seeking to make gay sex and sex outside marriage illegal in a victory for the country’s besieged LGBT minority. The 5-to-4 decision by the nine-judge panel of the Constitutional Court rejected the arguments of a conservative group, the Family Love Alliance, which believes Indonesia […]

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Federal Court In Seattle Also Rules Against Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Another court has ruled against President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military. On Monday, a federal court in Seattle ordered a halt to the Trump administration’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military, according to LGBTQ civil rights group Lambda Legal, which filed the lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman granted a preliminary injunction, blocking […]