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A gangster’s guide to gun control

<b>(AP/Philip Kamrass)</b><p>A convicted murderer explains how he got guns, and what we can do to stop people like him in the future<p>Alex Seitz-Wald<p>August 21, 2013 8:20pm (UTC)<p>There aren't many things you'd want to consult a convicted murder on, but where to buy guns and how to stop people like him from …

Labor Department Refuses To Answer Questions On Transgender Protections

WASHINGTON — Labor Department officials have refused for more than a year to answer questions from BuzzFeed about whether transgender workers for federal contractors are legally protected from discrimination. And, nearly a month into Labor Secretary Tom Perez's tenure, answers are no more …

LGBTQI

How The NRA Built A Massive Secret Database Of Gun Owners

WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association has rallied gun owners — and raised tens of millions of dollars — campaigning against the threat of a national database of firearms or their owners.<p>But in fact, the sort of vast, secret database the NRA often warns of already exists, despite having been …

Guns

California Upends School Funding To Give Poor Kids A Boost

As the school year begins, districts in cities such as Oakland, Fresno and Los Angeles have not gone on a hiring spree.<p>But they might soon.<p>California has revamped its school funding formula in ways that will send billions more dollars to districts that educate large numbers of children who are …

Chris Christie Signs Bill Banning 'Gay Conversion' Therapy

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie today signed a bill banning so-called gay conversion therapy, also known as reparative therapy, or the practice of …

Prison Reform Advocates Speak Up for the Voiceless

Bethany Fraser is a 36-year-old mother of two who lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She became an advocate for reforming the prison phone industry two …

The sex worker stigma: How the law perpetuates our hatred (and fear) of prostitutes

<b>A worker in prostitution who goes by the name "Violet," in downtown San Francisco. (AP/Darryl Bush)</b><p>Our society turns a blind eye to the murder of sex workers, deeming them less than human. Why is that?<p>Laura Agustin<p>August 17, 2013 11:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Jacobin.<p>It doesn’t …