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Transgender, LGBT rights at risk again

Transgender, LGBT rights at risk again

Once again, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people find their rights at risk.

First, a Virginia psychotherapist has sued Maryland in U.S. District Court over its ban on treating minors with conversion therapy, a controversial practice that tries to will out of people any sexual orientation demonized by some in our society. And in another blow to those who identify as LGBT, the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed the administration of President Donald Trump to institute restrictions on transgender people who serve in the military.

Both actions are a shameful reversal of recent advances in the recognition that heterosexuality is not the only normal sexual orientation and...