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Missouri prosecutors: Brutal murder of transgender teen is not a hate crime

Despite the stats and anecdotes about crimes perpetuated against transgender individuals, local authorities insist the victim’s gender identity was not in play, and on Wednesday prosecutors announced the defendants would …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017

Montana must rewrite transgender bathroom ballot description

The Montana Supreme Court ordered the state attorney general to rewrite ballot language for an initiative that would require people to use public restrooms and locker rooms designated for their …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017

Montana must rewrite ballot language for bathroom initiative

The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the attorney general to re-write the ballot statement and fiscal note for a ballot initiative that seeks to ask voters if people should use …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017

Transgender troops can re-enlist in military – for now

New guidance released Friday by the Pentagon makes it clear that any transgender troops currently in the military can re-enlist in the next several months, even as the department debates …

McCain backs bill to permit transgender troops to serve

The Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Friday backed legislation that would bar the Trump administration from forcing transgender troops out of the armed forces.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017

Groups seek to halt Trump transgender military policy change

Two LGBT-rights organizations asked a federal judge in Washington on Thursday to bar President Donald Trump from changing the government’s policy on military service by transgender people.

Pentagon to study Trump’s ban on transgender personnel in military

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis says the Pentagon won’t change its policy of allowing transgender people to serve in the U.S. military until he receives recommendations from a panel that …

Anti-transgender initiative sponsors rebuffed by high court

The Montana Supreme Court says it doesn’t need to hear from the sponsors of a proposed anti-transgender bathroom initiative to decide whether the measure can go on the ballot.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017

ACLU sues Trump over ‘political’ ban on transgender soldiers

President Donald Trump was sued again over his plan to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military, setting the stage for another bruising court battle about a directive from …

Trump directive sparks criticism among transgender troops

Active-duty transgender troops say a policy change that puts them at risk of being removed and indefinitely bars transgender people from enlisting in the military is a step backward for …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017

Trump tells Mattis to indefinitely ban transgender recruits

The Pentagon expects to renew a ban on transgender individuals joining the military and to consider circumstances in which some currently serving transgender troops could remain in uniform, officials said …

Franta: Pastor’s views hurt trans youth

The piece was bad. Not because I don’t agree with the opinion, not because of some political stance, but because it does harm to the youth it ostensibly supports.

Shawn Vestal: No compassion visible in imperious judgment of transgender people

A column in last Saturday’s newspaper stated that transgender identity was neither normal or acceptable. That’s a lie. Or perhaps lie isn’t the right word – it’s probably not a …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017

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.

Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

A Kentucky man and his transgender wife are suing Amazon, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at an Amazon warehouse in northern Kentucky

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017

Active-duty troops sue Trump over his transgender ban

Five transgender service members serving on active duty sued President Donald Trump on Wednesday over his directive to ban them from the U.S. military.

Charles Krauthammer: Institutions passing the Trump stress test

We should all be grateful that from the generals to the Scouts, from the senators to the cops, the institutions of both political and civil society are holding up well.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

Military scrambles for transgender policy after Trump tweets

President Donald Trump’s tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in the armed forces have plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, sparking a flurry of meetings to devise a …

Montana court asked to rule against anti-transgender measure

A civil-rights organization is asking the Montana Supreme Court to rule that a proposed measure to prevent transgender people from using the public bathrooms of the gender they identify with …

UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017

19 attorneys general, including Washington’s, seek military transgender protections

The top legal officers in 18 states and the District of Columbia have asked Congress to pass legislation prohibiting discrimination against transgender service members

UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017

Transgender troops: A presidential tweet is not an order

Unmoved by President Donald Trump’s proclamation-by-Twitter, top Pentagon leaders declared on Thursday they’ll allow transgender troops to remain in uniform until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives an authoritative directive to …

UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017

Transgender community reacts to Trump’s military ban

The president’s tweeted announcement Wednesday morning offered no plausible explanation for denying people who want to serve the opportunity to do so, members and allies of the region’s transgender community …

Montana sponsors can gather signatures for anti-transgender measure

A proposed Montana ballot initiative that would allow people to sue for emotional or mental distress if they spot a transgender person in a public bathroom has passed a legal …

UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017

Trump declares ban on transgender troops in U.S. military

President Donald Trump abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and unable to explain what it called Trump’s “guidance.” …

UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017

Serial killer Donna Perry sentenced to life without parole

Convicted serial killer Donna R. Perry entered the hearing Monday that would permanently take away her freedom with a smile. She shared small talk with the attorneys who tried to …

Editorial: Good riddance to harmful bathroom initiative

With I-1552 on the ballot, the national spotlight would’ve shone on Washington state. So it’s a relief knowing the Just Want Privacy group was unable to scare enough people, with …

UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017

Pullman hospital considers offering sex reassignment surgery

Pullman Regional Hospital could become the first Washington hospital to offer below-the-waist gender reassignment surgery transitioning males to females.

UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017

Sue Lani Madsen: I-1552 puts in spotlight transgender agenda

It was the former drill sergeant on a February 2017 Heritage Foundation panel discussion who announced, “Biology isn’t bigotry, biology is the truth.” In her opinion, the transgender agenda is …

UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017

Military chiefs want 6-month hold on transgender enlistments

Officials say U.S. military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services.

UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017

Perry trial dominated by 2012 interrogation in which transgender suspect denied killing prostitutes

Donna R. Perry, dressed in jail garb, sat at the end of an interview table with a cold soda. In the 2012 video, Perry ran her fingers through her long, …