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  • State-by-state battle waged over 'conversion therapy' bans

    There have been several setbacks this year for a state-by-state campaign to ban so-called conversion therapy for gay, lesbian and transgender youth. But the White House is now officially an ally, and activists are hopeful of long-term success as they make...
  • Controversial religious objections bill hits snag in House

    A religious objections bill similar to laws that have ignited a political firestorm in Arkansas and Indiana ran into a roadblock with the Louisiana Legislature on Monday, the first day of the legislative session. Though it is supported by Republican Gov....
  • Rubio bid sets off scrutiny and attacks

    Rubio bid sets off scrutiny and attacks
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio's plunge into presidential politics is a high-stakes political gamble. He gives up a hard-won Senate seat in two years while setting off fierce attacks from Democrats and a host of critics. If Rubio falls short of...
  • Lawmaker looks to spur Indiana gay rights protections debate

    A Democratic lawmaker said Monday he wanted to force an Indiana House debate over whether to extend protections for gays, lesbians and others under the state's nondiscrimination laws less than two weeks after the backlash over the religious objections...
  • Indiana hires PR firm after religious objections law flap

    Indiana's economic and tourism development agencies hired a public relations firm Monday to repair the damage to the state's reputation from a religious objections law that raised the specter of discrimination against gays and others. Meanwhile, the...
  • Transgender man sues loan company over sex bias claim

    A 21-year-old transgender man says in a sex discrimination lawsuit that he was forced to leave his job at a Mississippi-based loan company once officials there found out he was born a woman but dressed and acted like a man. Tristan Broussard filed suit...
  • Analysis: Marriage rights won't save gays from being fired in most states

    WASHINGTON Same-sex couples across the U.S. may soon have the legal right to marry. In 28 states, their employer will still have the legal right to fire them. Even as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares for arguments this month on legalizing same-sex...
  • Clinic agrees to pay $150k in transgender lawsuit

    A central Florida eye clinic has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve a discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of a transgender employee who was terminated. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit which alleges the Lakeland...
  • Bruce Jenner: Transgender advocates wary of spectacle taking shape

    Bruce Jenner: Transgender advocates wary of spectacle taking shape
    When Time magazine put actress Laverne Cox on its cover last year and proclaimed transgender rights as America’s next “civil rights frontier,” many activists sensed their fight was moving in the direction of acceptance. The video game...
  • Law provides an excuse to discriminate against gays

    Law provides an excuse to discriminate against gays
    The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act is just an excuse to discriminate against gays and lesbians. Some people hate gays and lesbians but won't admit it, so they need something to hide behind to avoid looking like bigots. Religion is the perfect...
  • Data shows improvements, declines in well-being of RI kids

    The lives of Rhode Island's children are improving in some areas despite declines in others, particularly among racial and ethnic groups, according to an annual fact book released Monday by a children's advocacy agency. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT...