N.J. School Reverses Position, Will Let Trans Teen Attend As Girl She Is
August 19 2014 1:39 PM ET

N.J. School Decides to Let Trans Girl Attend As Herself

Parker Marie Molloy

After school officials reportedly told a 13-year-old trans girl that she could only attend school if she dressed and acted like a boy, several LGBT groups stepped in on her behalf.

WATCH: N.J. Trans Girl Told She Must Attend School 'As a Boy'
August 18 2014 4:11 PM ET

WATCH: Trans Girl Told She Must Attend School 'As a Boy'

Parker Marie Molloy

The mother of a 13-year-old transgender girl has been told that her daughter will not be welcome to attend classes this fall as herself, and would only be allowed back if the teenager agrees to dress and act like a boy.

Op-ed: BSA, Why Make Us Eagles Just to Clip Our Wings?
August 08 2014 7:30 AM ET

Op-ed: BSA, Why Make Us Eagles Just to Clip Our Wings?

Daniel Reynolds

In refusing to let them become leaders, the Boy Scouts of America are preventing gay fathers from guiding and sharing in important life moments with their sons.

BREAKING: This New Jersey Rep. Just Became the 8th Republican to Cosponsor ENDA
June 11 2014 5:53 PM ET

This N.J. Republican Is New ENDA Cosponsor

Sunnivie Brydum

U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo's deputy chief of staff confirmed that the New Jersey Republican has signed on as a cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

'Ex-Gay' Group Could Pay Big Damages in N.J. Suit
June 06 2014 5:41 PM ET

'Ex-Gay' Group Could Pay Big Damages in N.J. Suit

Trudy Ring

While the case has yet to go to trial, a judge today rejected the 'ex-gay' organization's request to limit damages.

Two Trans People File Lawsuits Against N.J. Police Departments
April 28 2014 10:09 AM ET

Two Trans People File Lawsuits Against N.J. Police Departments

Parker Marie Molloy

A trans man and a trans woman filed lawsuits against two New Jersey police departments after allegedly being discriminated against on the basis of their gender identity.

Rachel Maddow Accuses New Jersey BridgeGate Report of 'Slut-Shaming'
March 28 2014 6:52 PM ET

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Accuses New Jersey BridgeGate Report of 'Slut-Shaming'

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The taxpayer-funded report, released yesterday, repeatedly references a sexual relationship between New Jersey governor Chris Christie's ex-campaign manager and his former deputy chief of staff.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Defends Christie Coverage
February 13 2014 9:21 PM ET

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Defends Christie Coverage

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The New Jersey Republican Party and someone on Maddow's own network don't like the attention she's given to the bridge closure scandal.

Maddow Again Beats Fox News in Key Audience Demographic
February 11 2014 5:04 PM ET

Maddow Again Beats Fox News in Key Audience Demographic

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Rachel Maddow's coverage of the New Jersey bridge-closure scandal appears to have helped her win viewers.

N.J. Lawmakers Reintroduce Trans Birth Certificate Bill with Bipartisan Support
February 10 2014 10:58 AM ET

N.J. Lawmakers Reintroduce Bipartisan Trans Birth Certificate Bill

Parker Marie Molloy

Two New Jersey legislators have introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at making it easier for trans individuals to update their birth certificates, less than a month after Governor Chris Christie vetoed similar legislation.

Chris Christie Vetoes N.J. Trans Birth Certificate Bill
January 13 2014 4:34 PM ET

Chris Christie Vetoes N.J. Trans Birth Certificate Bill

Parker Marie Molloy

In the wake of 'Bridgegate,' the New Jersey governor vetoed a bill designed to help transgender people streamline legal documents.

New Jersey Senate Passes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill
December 21 2013 7:00 AM ET

New Jersey Senate Passes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill

Parker Marie Molloy

Gov. Chris Christie has not yet indicated whether he will sign or veto the legislation.

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