For attorney general, President-elect Donald Trump selected an early supporter: the junior senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions. Sessions has served as a U.S. attorney and Alabama’s attorney general, but he was denied a federal judgeship in 1986 based on controversial…
By David Crary, Associated Press
Donald Trump says he would be a better president for gays than Clinton, yet major LGBT-rights groups strongly oppose him.
He is suspended until 2019, the end of his term on the state's highest court.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
The move means Ryan is reneging on a promise to protect the rights of lawmakers to take on a wide range of issue when the House debates annual spending bills.
In our news wrap Thursday, the fight for gay rights hit the House and failed by one vote. A scuttled amendment would have protected LGBT employees from discrimination by federal contractors. Democrats cried “shame!” and accused Republican leaders of delaying…
By Josh Logue, Inside Higher Ed
Three university employees are suing the state after North Carolina passed a law requiring public colleges to segregate bathrooms by biological birth gender, forcing transgender students and faculty members to use facilities that don't reflect their identities.
By Corinne Segal
A group of lawmakers kicked off a new congressional task force for transgender rights on Tuesday with the first-ever congressional forum on transgender life in the U.S.
By Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press
Houston Mayor Annise Parker has rallied supporters of a defeated ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people in the city, telling them the fight isn’t over.
By Associated Press
President Barack Obama nudged African nations Saturday to treat gays and lesbians equally under the law, a position that remains unpopular through much of the continent…
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