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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.

North Carolina Governor-elect Roy Cooper

‘Bathroom Bill’ to Cost North Carolina $3.76 Billion

A new analysis found the state will lose millions in lost business thanks to its anti-LGBT House Bill 2.

Powerful Texas Republican Sees Tough Road for ‘Bathroom Bill’

Powerful Texas Republican Sees Tough Road for ‘Bathroom Bill’

The state's Republican House Speaker Joe Straus has come out in opposition of the "unnecessary" bill.

Texas A&M, Rick Perry Clash on Election of Gay Student Body President

Texas A&M, Rick Perry Clash on Election of Gay Student Body President

Former Gov. Perry said the student election may have been rigged to secure a result that projected diversity.

Oklahoma Tribe Approves Gay Marriage as Native American Groups Debate Issue

Oklahoma Tribe Approves Gay Marriage as Native American Groups Debate Issue

The vote allows the tribe's judicial branch to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick ‘Even More Extreme’ than Justice Scalia

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick ‘Even More Extreme’ than Justice Scalia

LGBT organizations asked Senate Judiciary Committee to “interrogate” Gorsuch and his "threat to the LGBT community."

Texas Senate Gives OK to Bill Curbing Transgender Bathroom Access

Texas Senate Gives OK to Bill Curbing Transgender Bathroom Access

Bill would require people to use restrooms that correspond with gender on their birth certificate.

U.S. Bank Announces Winner of National LGBT Debit Card Design Contest

U.S. Bank Announces Winner of National LGBT Debit Card Design Contest

The winning art celebrates LGBT community with patriotic design.

In Conservative America, Small Cities Stand Up for LGBT Rights

In Conservative America, Small Cities Stand Up for LGBT Rights

Local leaders say accepting diversity is not just the right thing to do, but needed to attract jobs and investment.

Arkansas Supreme Court Blocks Local LGBT Nondiscrimination Measures

Americans Oppose Bathroom Laws Limiting Transgender Rights: Poll

The poll indicated growing acceptance for gay rights, a nonpartisan research group said on Friday.

LGBT Veterans Group Banned from Parade, Politicians Boycott

LGBT Veterans Banned from Boston St. Pat’s Parade, Politicians Boycott

“Anyone who values what our city stands for should do the same,” said Boston Mayor Martin Walsh in a statement.

Eleven U.S. States to Drop Suit over Transgender Bathroom Order

Eleven U.S. States to Drop Suit over Transgender Bathroom Order

In their suit in May, the states said Democratic President Barack Obama's administration overstepped its authority.

Same-sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicide Attempts

Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicide Attempts

The researchers estimate that same-sex marriage legalization is tied to 134,000 fewer suicide attempts each year.

Judge Issues Injunction Against Pennsylvania District in Transgender Case

Judge Issues Injunction Against Pennsylvania District in Transgender Case

The ruling comes just after the new administration revoked guidance allowing transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.

U.S. Education Secretary Calls Obama Transgender Guidelines ‘Overreach’

U.S. Education Secretary Calls Obama Transgender Guidelines ‘Overreach’

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called the transgender school bathrooms issue one that is "best dealt with and solved at a personal level and a local level."

Arkansas Supreme Court Blocks Local LGBT Nondiscrimination Measures

Arkansas Supreme Court Blocks Local LGBT Nondiscrimination

Local governments do not have the authority to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the court ruled.

Transgender Protection Guidance Rescinded

Transgender Protection Rescinded by President Trump

Transgender students are not legally protected under federal anti-discrimination laws. "States rights" to supersede gender protections.

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

White House Signals Reversal in Transgender Bathroom Policy

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the president believes the matter is an issue for the states to decide.