Switzerland’s parliament has passed two key pieces of legislation; one will provide same-sex marriage to LGBTQ couples, the other allows transgender people to more easily change their name and gender marker on government documents.
In the U.S., a judge has ordered the state of Wisconsin corrections department to provide sex reassignment surgery to a trans woman diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
Meanwhile, in California, a gay couple in Eureka discovered their Christmas decorations were destroyed and local police are investigating it as a hate crime.
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