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A new analysis found the state will lose millions in lost business thanks to its anti-LGBT House Bill 2.
The state's Republican House Speaker Joe Straus has come out in opposition of the "unnecessary" bill.
Former Gov. Perry said the student election may have been rigged to secure a result that projected diversity.
The vote allows the tribe's judicial branch to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
LGBT organizations asked Senate Judiciary Committee to “interrogate” Gorsuch and his "threat to the LGBT community."
Bill would require people to use restrooms that correspond with gender on their birth certificate.
The winning art celebrates LGBT community with patriotic design.
Local leaders say accepting diversity is not just the right thing to do, but needed to attract jobs and investment.
The poll indicated growing acceptance for gay rights, a nonpartisan research group said on Friday.
“Anyone who values what our city stands for should do the same,” said Boston Mayor Martin Walsh in a statement.
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.