Bills Seeking To Curb LGBT Rights Failing Across The USIn a striking shift from recent years, major legislation curtailing LGBT rights has been completely stymied in state capitols around the country this year amid anxiety by Republican leaders over igniting economic backlash if they are depicted as discriminatory.
Boy Scouts Will Allow Transgender Children Into ProgramsThe Boy Scouts of America says it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs.
Gov. Considers Lifting Travel Ban To North CarolinaThe ban was imposed after North Carolina passed a law requiring transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their birth gender, rather than their gender identity.
Youth Groups Fight Bills Limiting Transgender RightsA coalition of youth-oriented groups is calling on the nation's governors to reject measures it says are harmful to young transgender Americans.
S.D. Senate Mulls Bill Requiring Students To Use Birth-Gender BathroomsA Senate panel is set to debate a bill that would require students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their biological sex at birth.
Iowa Community College Offers Transgender Student HousingIowa Western Community College is offering a pilot housing program that aims to help transgender students feel more comfortable. The Des Moines Register reports students were given the option this year of joining the program, which assigns them to a roommate based on their gender identity or expression rather than their legal sex.
Finding Their Voice: Speech Clinic Helps Transgender ClientsSylvia Wojcik was making reservations for a beach getaway in Maine when the receptionist on the other end of the line called her "ma'am." Nothing could have delighted her more. Wojcik, 66, is transitioning from male to female. For her, that proof that she sounded like a woman was an important moment.
Only 40 Gay Couples Apply To Be Married In S.D. In 1st MonthForty gay couples in South Dakota applied to be married during the first month following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized such unions across the country, according to data provided by the state Department of Health.
4 Things To Know: Katy Perry, Apple Watches & MoreThese are the four stories you need to know about for Monday, July 27. They include a star-studded night at the Starkey Gala, and a sea change for the Boy Scouts of America.
Twin Cities Pride Festival Celebrates Marriage Equality RulingIt's a historic year for the annual Twin Cities Pride festival -- the event comes just a day after the Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage nation-wide.
Gov. Walker Calls Marriage Decision A 'Grave Mistake'Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is expected to launch a run for president within weeks, on Friday called the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide a "grave mistake" and renewed his call for an amendment to the Constitution allowing states to determine who can marry.
SCOTUS Ruling Makes LGBT Marriage Equality The Law Of The LandThe Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of two decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally.