Daniel Trotta

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10 Oct 2018 | 6:10 AM

New York City creates gender-neutral 'X' option for birth certificates

NEW YORK (Reuters) - People who were born in New York City and do not identify as male or female can now opt for a third gender category of X on their birth certificates.

15 Aug 2018 | 12:25 PM

In first, transgender woman wins Democratic nomination for Vermont governor

(Reuters) - Vermont Democrats made Christine Hallquist the first openly transgender person to win a major party nomination for statewide office in U.S. history as she clinched Tuesday's primary election for governor.

8 Aug 2018 | 6:16 PM

Unlikely pair could usher gun rights case to U.S. Supreme Court

(Reuters) - George Young is a Vietnam War veteran who sued the state of Hawaii three times on his own without a lawyer for the right to carry a handgun, and lost each time.

5 Aug 2018 | 6:18 PM

Hardline U.S. 'gundamentalists' pressure NRA from within

(Reuters) - About 100 protesters, many wearing T-shirts emblazoned with "NRA = Not Real Activists," marched through the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Dallas in May to slam the powerful gun lobby as too conciliatory on gun rights and rally for their candidate for the board.

24 May 2018 | 8:33 AM

Bowing to Trump, NFL will require players to stand for anthem

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League will fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, the league said on Wednesday in a victory for U.S. President Donald Trump, who loudly demanded an end to such protests last year.

17 Apr 2018 | 4:57 PM

Reuters wins Pulitzers for Philippines reporting, Rohingya photography

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Reuters won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday for international reporting and photography while the New York Times and Washington Post shared honours for exposing sexual harassment in America and detailing the U.S. investigation of Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

26 Feb 2018 | 9:10 AM

Sheriff faces mounting criticism over Florida school massacre

(Reuters) - A Florida sheriff came under mounting criticism on Sunday for his deputies' response to this month's deadly high school shooting and potential warning signs as dozens of state lawmakers called for his ouster and the governor ordered an independent inquiry.

8 Feb 2018 | 2:19 PM

Dollars, data support record number of transgender U.S. election candidates

(Reuters) - Alexandra Chandler was a U.S. Navy intelligence analyst when she came out as a transgender woman in 2006. She could have been fired, but instead she said the conservative Republicans in her chain of command promoted her to division chief.

5 Feb 2018 | 5:33 PM

NFL - Patriots' Brady laments Super Bowl loss, expects to return

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Moments after a stunning Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, New England Patriots' 40-year-old quarterback Tom Brady was not ready to retire, saying he would likely return and try again for his sixth National Football League title.

4 Feb 2018 | 7:22 PM

Super Bowl a 'magical' moment for fans despite sub-zero cold

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - New England Patriots fan Jason Baer of Tampa won a sales contest at his job to score two tickets to the Super Bowl and invited his best friend. The magnitude of the moment hit when they entered Minneapolis' U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday.