Governor Obiano inspects campaign office in Awka
24 September 2017 | 4:30 pm
Governor Obiano inspects campaign office in Awka.
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Since the start of the year, Republican lawmakers have put forward hundreds of bills in dozens of US states targeting transgender people and other members of the LGBT community. Many of them restrict access to gender-affirming healthcare, which research shows is crucial to the wellbeing and survival of trans people.
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