LGBT Rights

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.
Wisconsin DOJ Didn't Track Gay Marriage Case HoursThe state Department of Justice says it doesn't have any records of how many hours it spent defending Wisconsin's gay marriage ban, making the full cost of fighting the case impossible to determine. A group of gay couples filed a lawsuit last year challenging the marriage ban.
Supreme Court To Hear Gay Marriage Cases In AprilSetting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution. The justices said Friday they will review an appellate ruling that upheld bans on same-sex unions in four states.
Kluwe's Lawyer: No Lawsuit To Be Filed TodayFormer Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe's lawyers said that, though they expected to file a lawsuit on Wednesday against the Vikings, they have recommended for the two sides to continue their conversations.
Rep. Bachmann: Gay Activists Are The Real BulliesRep. Michele Bachmann spoke out against Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's recent decision to veto a measure that some say would've allowed businesses to refuse service to gay people. Bachmann (R-Minn.) was talking with a talk radio show host during the Conservative Political Action Conference last week.
Gay Marriage Comes To Small Towns In MN As WellSmall-town Minnesota residents are getting a look at the state under its new gay marriage law as weddings break out far from the metropolitan area where support was strongest for the change.
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