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Nonbinary Gender

Oklahoma governor signs ban on nonbinary birth certificates

Photo: Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Tuesday explicitly prohibiting the use of nonbinary gender markers on state birth certificates, a ban experts say is the first of its kind in the nation. The bill followed a flap last year over the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s agreement in a

Slavery Reparations

California group votes to limit reparations to slave descendants

California’s first-in-the-nation task force on reparations voted Tuesday to limit state compensation to the descendants of free and enslaved black people who were in the U.S. in the 19th century, narrowly rejecting a proposal to include all black people regardless of lineage. The vote was split 5-4, and the hours-long debate was at times testy

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