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In their suit in May, the states said Democratic President Barack Obama's administration overstepped its authority.
The researchers estimate that same-sex marriage legalization is tied to 134,000 fewer suicide attempts each year.
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 Betsy DeVos called the transgender school bathrooms issue one that is "best dealt with and solved at a personal level and a local level."
Local governments do not have the authority to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the court ruled.
Transgender students are not legally protected under federal anti-discrimination laws. "States rights" to supersede gender protections.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the president believes the matter is an issue for the states to decide.
LGBT advocates are asking the administration to preserve former President Obama's guidance on transgender rights in public schools.
Discrimination under the guise of religious freedom would be acceptable "without suffering adverse treatment from the Federal Government," according to a draft executive order.
"Since the moment he stepped foot in the Oval Office, President Trump has attacked equality."
"LGBTQ refugees, immigrants, Muslims and women are scared today, and with good reason." — HRC
The state introduced its own "bathroom bill" and is challenging spousal benefits for same-gender couples.
Civil rights, LGBT, women, disabilities, criminal justice reform, equal pay and climate change have all been removed from the White House website.
Pride School Atlanta, a private school in Georgia, provides LGBT youth a safe haven to attend school.
Republicans backpedaled on HB2 deal and left law in place.
Doctors and parents are embracing their children's identity as soon as it becomes obvious.
TD Bank receives a top ranking on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Fourteenth Annual Scorecard.
Hilton earns a perfect score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index for fourth consecutive year.
A study found that Texas' economy could suffer greatly — like North Carolina’s did —if lawmakers sign anti-LGBT legislation.
Ken Blackwell, Trump's domestic policy adviser, is a senior fellow at the anti-LGBT Family Research Council and believes gays "can be reformed" like arsonists or kleptomaniacs.
Transgender people and activists fear violence will only get worse under a Trump presidency.
Court agrees with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s position that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Civil Rights of 1964.
GLAAD said some TV characters and storylines still portrayed the LGBT community in a negative or stereotypical way and added that numbers only tell part of the story.
Statistically, the LGBT community is already more vulnerable to abuse and violence than the general population — and discrimination and other barriers complicate the reporting process.