Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 9:59 am
By NPR Staff
This fall, one of the more interesting and bold TV shows you'll see isn't being released by a major network — instead, it's coming out of Amazon Studios.
Transparent is a comedy-drama that centers on a family and their lives following the discovery that their father, whom they'd known as Mort (played by Jeffrey Tambor of Arrested Development fame) is a transgender woman named Maura.
"Are you saying you're going to start dressing up like a lady all of the time?" asks daughter Sarah (Amy Landecker).
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Life as a gay man in the U.S. has changed in the past decade — the law and cultural attitudes toward homosexuality have shifted. And those greater social and legal freedoms have also changed how some gay men choose to express their masculinity — and their femininity.
Supporters at the U.S. Supreme Court in June, 2013. The court invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal benefits to gay couples who are legally married in their states, including Social Security survivor benefits, immigration rights and family leave.
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A judge said Thursday that he will allow Boulder’s clerk to continue issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.