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Bill would require people to use restrooms that correspond with gender on their birth certificate.
The poll indicated growing acceptance for gay rights, a nonpartisan research group said on Friday.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a case regarding the rights of transgender students.
In their suit in May, the states said Democratic President Barack Obama's administration overstepped its authority.
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."
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.
"The situation is urgent," said North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper at a news conference.
LGBT advocates are asking the administration to preserve former President Obama's guidance on transgender rights in public schools.
"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.
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.
HB2, which has been blamed for hundreds of millions of dollars in economic losses for North Carolina, could be repealed as early as Wednesday.
A study found that Texas' economy could suffer greatly — like North Carolina’s did —if lawmakers sign anti-LGBT legislation.
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.
The case involving 17-year-old Gavin Grimm, a female-to-male transgender student, will be one of the biggest of the court's term.
At least 22 transgender people have been killed so far this year, matching the previous recorded high in all of 2015, according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP).
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.
Misty Snow is the second transgender person to secure a major state party nomination in a national election.
Jeff Landry, Louisiana's attorney general, announced he received clearance that allows for legal discrimination against LGBT workers in Louisiana.