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Prison inmates in California can now marry same-sex partners

From the article: “Effective immediately, all institutions must accept and process applications for a same sex marriage between an inmate and a non-incarcerated person in the community, in the same manner as they do marriages between opposite sex couples,” M.D. Stainer, director of the Division of Adult Institutions, stated in the memo.”

Gay inmates, however, cannot marry each other.
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NZ: Government urged to protect transgender prisoners

From the article: “The University of Auckland’s Equal Justice Project has slammed Department of Corrections policy placing transgender women in men’s prisons, unless they have had access to full sex-change surgery.”

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MD/US: LGBT inmates report sexual victimization at much higher percentages

From the article: “The national statistics play out like this: Among the heterosexual population, 1.2 percent of state and federal prison inmates and 1.2 percent of jail inmates reported sexual victimization by another inmate. Among those who reported their orientation as gay, lesbian, bisexual or “other” — which I assume includes the transgender community — 12.2 percent of prison inmates and 8.5 percent of jail inmates reported victimization by another inmate.”

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