Backpage seized

Classifieds marketplace Backpage.com has been seized by the federal government. The seizure occurred hours after the founder's Phoenix home was raided, according to the NY Daily News. Craigslist.com shut down its personals section after Congress approved legislation making it illegal to advertise sex trafficking online.

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Transmen

A district court judge in Minnesota has lifted a decade-long ban on controversial sex change surgeries, according to published reports.

Ramsey County Judge William Leary made the ruling in a lawsuit filed by a 64-year-old biological woman who was denied Medicaid coverage to pay for her double mastectomy.

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