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Oregon lawmakers are advancing a measure that would make it easier for transgender people to change their identity on government documents.

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Transgender people in Oregon would have an easier way to change their identity on government documents under a bill being considered by Oregon lawmakers.

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Pink hats dotted the Capitol lawn in Olympia Saturday morning as demonstrators gathered for a rally and march. It was one of dozens across the northwest coordinated with the march on Washington, D.C. the day after Donald Trump's inauguration.

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The rainbow pride flag was raised over the Washington state Capitol Wednesday. It was then immediately lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims of last weekend’s mass shooting in Orlando.

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A new rule that lets transgender people in Washington choose whether to use the men’s or women’s facilities will stand -- for now. The state Senate Wednesday afternoon narrowly defeated an effort to repeal the rule.

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Allowing transgender people access to the restroom or locker room of their choice stirs strong feelings. Advocates on both sides of that debate packed a hearing room in Olympia Wednesday.

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Oregon lawmakers gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill that would ban so-called "conversion therapy" on youth.

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Opponents of a gay rights measure in Idaho are highlighting what they call the “bathroom” problem.

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Over the weekend, the story of a transgender woman in Idaho whose family had her buried as a man lit up social media.

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Voters in Pocatello, Idaho will decide the fate of the city’s non-discrimination ordinance Tuesday.

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