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South Dakota considers ban on teaching about gender identity

South Dakota lawmakers will consider banning public school teaching on gender identity in elementary and middle schools, a push that critics say targets transgender students in the same way some …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 9:20 a.m.

WA Senate bill would ban conversion therapy

Senate bill would ban conversion therapy for LGBT youth.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 6:35 a.m.

Washington birth certificates could list sex as M, F or X

The Department of Health considers allowing listing a person’s sex as something other than male or female on a Washington birth certificate


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

Faith and Values: Christians must offer compassion, not acceptance, of transgenderism

Transgenderism is neither normative, nor acceptable. To insist otherwise is dangerous and lacks true compassion for those struggling with gender identity.


Trump administration signals change in policy for transgender students

The Trump administration signaled Friday that it was changing course on the previous administration’s efforts to expand transgender rights, submitting a legal brief withdrawing the government’s objections to an injunction …


Just Want Privacy files initiative to overturn Washington’s rule governing use of restrooms by transgender people

The political committee Just Want Privacy is taking another stab at putting an initiative before voters that would cancel a state rule allowing transgender people to use restrooms and other …


Central Idaho school district adopts gender inclusion policy

A school district in central Idaho has approved a new gender inclusion policy that allows students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.


Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

The Pentagon will let transgender individuals serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces.


Portland to make single-user bathrooms gender-neutral

The city of Portland is poised to make its one-person bathrooms gender-neutral.


Washington already protects transgender students, Inslee says

Washington schools had policies to ensure transgender children feel safe even before the federal government issued its rules, Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday.


Transgender public school students may use bathroom of choice, U.S. directive says

Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court fight between …


Washington’s gender-identity bathroom law contested

Special legislative committee asked to reject law allowing transgender bathroom use.


Lawmakers meet to take up Charlotte-transgender ordinance

Legislators worked in a special session Wednesday and considered stopping any local government in North Carolina from passing an ordinance like the one Charlotte recently approved allowing transgender people to …


Restroom rules to be deliberated in Spokane Valley Tuesday

Spokane Valley City Council to discuss gender preference bathroom access


Doug Clark: Taking in Billy Tipton’s legacy, 25 years later

It all began 25 years ago with a tip from Spokane County Coroner Graham McConnell. “Clark,” he told me, “you’re not going to believe this, but …”


Sexual orientation would be protected under CdA law

Coeur d’Alene soon may join a growing number of Idaho cities to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation – a reaction to the Legislature’s steadfast refusal to add such protections …