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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.

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‘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.