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New Police Videos Show Pulse Nightclub Massacre

New Police Videos Show Pulse Nightclub Massacre

People in the club can be seen fleeing, with officers telling them to keep their hands up and directing them to safety.

U.S. Appeals Court Sides With Transgender Student in Bathroom Case

U.S. Appeals Court Sides With Transgender Student in Bathroom Case

A unanimous three-judge panel agreed that Ashton Whitaker was likely to face “irreparable harm” if banned from the boys’ bathrooms.

Gay Rights in China Get Fillip from Taiwan Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Gay Rights in China Get Fillip from Taiwan Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Wednesday’s decision, the first such ruling in Asia, cements Taiwan’s position as a beacon of liberalism in the region.

Texas House Passes ‘Bathroom Bill’ Targeting Public Schools

Texas House Passes ‘Bathroom Bill’ Targeting Public Schools

Critics said the House and Senate versions of the bill undermined civil rights and used children as political pawns.

Republicans Urge Trump to Enact Discriminatory Executive Order

U.S. Judge Allows First Transgender Person to Sue Under Disability Law

Kate Lynn Blatt is the first transgender person to be allowed to sue under the Americans with Disabilities Act for gender dysphoria.

Texas Lieutenant Gov. Threatens Special Session for Bathroom Bill

Texas Lieutenant Gov. Threatens Special Session for Bathroom Bill

Dan Patrick defended the bill, saying: “This has never been about discrimination. It is about common sense, common decency and public safety.”

Groups Seek Removal of Kentucky Judge over Views on Gay Adoption

Groups Seek Removal of Kentucky Judge over Views on Gay Adoption

Judge W. Mitchell Nance said he would refuse to hear cases involving lesbian, gay or bisexual adults hoping to adopt children.

Texas House Approves Anti-LGBT Adoption Legislation

Texas House Approves Anti-LGBT Adoption Legislation

LGBT rights groups said they would challenge the bill in court if it became law.

Pregnant Lesbian Couples Sue Tennessee Over ‘Natural Meaning’ Law

Pregnant Lesbian Couples Sue Tennessee Over ‘Natural Meaning’ Law

Julia Tate-Keith, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of the couples, said the law’s aim was to take away same-sex rights.

Tennessee ‘Natural Meaning’ Law Raises Fears in LGBT Community

Tennessee ‘Natural Meaning’ Law Raises Fears in LGBT Community

The legislation requires words in Tennessee law be interpreted with their “natural and ordinary meaning, without forced or subtle construction that would limit or extend the meaning of the language.”

Pulse Nightclub to Become Memorial to Shooting Victims

Pulse Nightclub to Become Memorial to Shooting Victims

“What began as a place for fun and joy is now sacred ground,” said the club’s owner, Barbara Poma.

Alabama Signs Hateful Anti-LGBT Adoption Law

Alabama Signs Hateful Anti-LGBT Adoption Law

More fantasy language from Republicans denying discrimination. Hate uses religion again as the orphan and abortion count likely to rise as consequence.

Supreme Court Rejects ‘Conversion’ Therapy Ban Challenge

Supreme Court Rejects ‘Conversion’ Therapy Ban Challenge

Ban is constitutional and does not impinge upon free exercise of religion, justices say.

Bill Seeks to Ban Harmful Conversion Therapy Nationwide

Bill Seeks to Ban Harmful Conversion Therapy Nationwide

“So-called ‘conversion therapy’ isn’t therapy at all — it’s a tortuous, fraudulent practice,” said Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), one of the bill’s sponsors.

Republicans Urge Trump to Enact Discriminatory Executive Order

Republicans Urge Trump to Enact Discriminatory Executive Order

Republicans told the president to consider Americans that “have been harmed and left unprotected for far too many years” — religious conservatives.

Texas Ordered to Pay $600,000 to Same-Sex Couples who Defeated State Ban

Texas Ordered to Pay $600,000 to Same-Sex Couples who Defeated State Ban

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit awarded $585,470 in attorneys’ fees and about $20,000 in costs arising from the challenge to the plaintiffs in the case.

Trump Administration Drops North Carolina ‘Bathroom Bill’ Lawsuit

Trump Administration Drops North Carolina ‘Bathroom Bill’ Lawsuit

The filing marks the first significant move in a complicated legal battle challenging the state’s nondiscrimination laws since the replacement of the original law.

LGBT Advocates Seek to Label Opponents as U.S. Hate Groups

LGBT Advocates Seek to Label Opponents as U.S. Hate Groups

The Eliminate Hate Campaign seeks to draw attention to groups it sees as extreme and hateful against LGBT people, accusing them of hiding behind ostensibly Christian or family values.

N.C. Republicans Seek to Ban Gay Marriage

N.C. Republicans Seek to Ban Gay Marriage

The “Uphold Historical Marriage Act” would not recognize same-sex marriage whether they were conducted in the state or not.

Nebraska Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Couples in Foster Care Case

Nebraska Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Couples in Foster Care Case

The court concluded that a law banning gay couples from becoming foster parents is “legally indistinguishable” from racial discrimination in hiring.

Federal Judge Rules Fair Housing Law Protects Colorado LGBT Couple

Federal Judge Rules Fair Housing Law Protects Colorado LGBT Couple

The ruling is the first in which a court has extended protections to people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity under the federal Fair Housing Act.

U.S. Court Rules 1964 Civil Rights Law Protects LGBT Workers from Bias

U.S. Court Rules 1964 Civil Rights Law Protects LGBT Workers from Bias

In its 8-3 decision, the court bucked decades of rulings that LGBT people are not protected by the milestone civil rights law, because they are not specifically mentioned in it.

A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access is seen in bathroom stalls at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, North Carolina May 3, 2016. REUTERS

College League Ends North Carolina Boycott

The Atlantic Coast Conference was the first organization to end a boycott of North Carolina in response to the state's discriminatory “bathroom bill.”

Repeal of HB2 Still Discriminatory, Activists Call it a ‘Sell Out’

NC Bathroom Bill Repeal Still Discriminatory, Activists Call it a ‘Sell Out’

“It’s simply another version of HB2 dressed up in a way desperate lawmakers hope will save state’s economy,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.