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Lily McBeth

Transgender Teacher Who Fought School Boards Dies

NATIONAL | By Wayne Parry | Sep 30
The teacher whose battles with school boards in conservative areas of New Jersey made her a reluctant symbol of the transgender rights movement has died. Lily McBeth was 80.

Dr. Shermin Leis does a follow-up interview with a patient

ACA Won't Really Cover Trans Surgery

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 30
The transgender community championed A.C.A.'s coverage of transgender surgery, but in reality, they pay only a small amount, and may not offer talented physicians.

Divorce Law Out of Synch With Same-Sex Marriage

NATIONAL | By Leanne Italie | Sep 30
Some same-sex couples are trapped in a state of bitter, desperate "wedlock," an emerging antithesis to same-sex marriage victories for those who want to divorce but can't find a way around legal snarls that prevent it.

Christian Group Wants NC Marriage Limit Preserved

NATIONAL | Sep 30
Christian conservatives who helped pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in North Carolina are gathering again in Raleigh to try to keep the prohibition defended in court.

The Benham twins

Roundup: Top 5 Ridiculous Comments From Values Voter Summit

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 30
Sarah Palin's 1400 Pennsylvania Ave gaff wasn't the only stupid thing said at the Values Voter Summit podium this week. Here's our round-up of the top 5 anti-gay statements.

Jeffrey Tambor as Maura in "Transparent"

Jill Soloway & Jeffrey Tambor :: The 'Transparent' Experience

NATIONAL | By Fred Topel | Sep 30
The new series "Transparent" is Amazon's bid to break into the competitive web series market. It will likely turn heads in its story of a 70-year old prof who tells his family he's trans. EDGE spoke to series creator Jill Soloway & star Jeffrey Tambor.

Obsessions, by EDGE

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Sep 30
In EDGE's latest Obsessions feature, the editors pour over their love for a new shaving product, NBC's thriller "The Blacklist," the big heat some of the hottest working celebrities are packing and the incredible second season of "Nathan For You."

St. Louis Challenge to Gay Marriage Ban in Court

NATIONAL | Sep 29
A legal challenge to Missouri's gay marriage ban by the city of St. Louis is due back in court Monday.

President Barack Obama

Obama Says Mistrust of Police Corroding America

NATIONAL | By Darlene Superville | Sep 28
The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, President Barack Obama says

House Speaker, Republican John Boehner

Poll: Confused By Issues of the Day? Join the Club

NATIONAL | By Connie Cass | Sep 27
Confused by the federal health care law? How about the debate over NSA surveillance? The way the Federal Reserve affects interest rates? You're far from alone.