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Rhode Island advances law protecting doctors who provide abortions & gender-affirming care

Eleven years (to the day) after passing marriage equality, Rhode Island lawmakers took another notable step to protect LGBTQ+ health care.

Melissa DuBose, a Black lesbian judge, makes Rhode Island history

She will be the first woman of color and first out LGBTQ+ person on the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island, but she had to endure some Republican grilling to get there.