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68 companies join legal fight against N. Carolina LGBT law

Sixty-eight companies have signed onto a legal brief opposing a North Carolina law that limits protections for LGBT people.

10 states sue over restrooms transgender students can use

Ten states sued the federal government Friday over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms conforming to their 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.

Gordon Jackson: Bathroom combatants could learn from village

If we explained how we’re addressing our distinctly first world problem of using the courts to figure out who gets to use which bathroom, these villagers couldn’t begin to grasp …

Editorial: Transgender child’s story deepens understanding

If Rachel’s story leads to sober reflection and thoughtful debate, all the better. That would a welcome step forward from the contretemps we’ve witnessed through the prism of the bathroom …

Idaho GOP convention smoother this time around

Two years after the Idaho Republican Party’s state convention degenerated into chaos, the party wrapped up a surprisingly smooth confab in Nampa Saturday with much talk of party unity, though …

Just Want Privacy holds meeting at West Central Community Center

On a Friday night, about 50 people gather at the West Central Community Center. The stated purpose of the meeting is an initiative drive by the group Just Want Privacy …

Danny Martinez: ‘I just felt kind of hopeless’

Danny Martinez, a 16-year-old transgender teen, lived in the closet until a year ago.

A transgender child’s journey

Transgender rights are a topic of national discussion. But what transgender means for 8-year-old Rachel White is that she lives as the gender she has identified with since she was …


A short list of terms and definitions surrounding transgender conversation and discussion.

Transgender bathroom case likely headed to Supreme Court

The debate over whether transgender students should be able to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity is likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals …

J. Peder Zane: If gender is fluid, what about race, age?

As a sign of its politically correct confusion – and its legal gymnastics – the administration’s letter describes the biological fact of sex as a societal choice.

Gary Crooks: Do you live your politics?

How do you go about preserving political principles and cherished personal values in everyday transactions?

UPDATED: Wed., May 25, 2016

Eleven states sue over federal guidance on transgender students

Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools.

No need to obey Obama’s transgender student policy, Georgia education leader says

Georgia’s top education official says state school districts don’t have to comply with the Obama administration’s recent guidance that transgender students at public schools be allowed to use bathrooms and …

Rekha Basu: Feds’ bathroom order a win for rights

Pressuring recalcitrant states to do something in the public interest is not a new tactic. As we’ve seen, it has been used under both parties.

Transgender bathroom choice nothing new for Seattle schools

In progressive Seattle, a presidential order that public schools give transgender students access to the bathrooms matching their gender identity won’t require a shift.

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 …

Oregon lays out guidelines for transgender students

The Oregon Department of Education has suggested that all transgender students in the state should be able to use whatever names, bathrooms and pronouns they want.

N.C. college system’s federal funds in cross hairs of LGBT law

North Carolina’s Republican leaders are showing no signs of backing down from their new bathroom rules despite the U.S. Justice Department’s declaration that they violate federal civil rights laws and …

Caitlyn Jenner uses women’s room at Trump hotel, posts video

Caitlyn Jenner has taken up Donald Trump’s offer and used the women’s restroom at one of his luxury buildings.

Alabama city passes transgender bathroom ordinance

People in an Alabama city who use public restrooms intended for a gender other than what is listed on their birth certificate will be punished under an ordinance officials passed …

ESPN’s tolerance pitch misses mark

It’s disappointing that ESPN didn’t notice how incongruous the network looks for touting its inclusivity while kicking a divergent opiner out the door.

Curt Schilling fired by ESPN for Facebook comments

ESPN announced that it has fired network analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling following his comments on Facebook about transgender people.

Tennessee transgender bathroom bill dead for session

A Tennessee transgender bathroom bill has failed after a sponsor pulled the measure until next year.

South Carolina bill would ban transgender people from using bathrooms of their choosing

South Carolina would ban transgender people from using public bathrooms, showers or changing rooms of their choice under a bill introduced in the state Senate on Wednesday.

Montana invites PayPal after firm spurns North Carolina

Montana officials sought to capitalize on North Carolina’s loss and announced Wednesday that they would be courting PayPal to open an operations center.

PayPal cancels North Carolina expansion over discrimination law

PayPal says it’s canceling plans to bring 400 jobs to North Carolina after lawmakers passed a law that restricts protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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 …

Seattle mayor signs order to protect transgender rights

Seattle’s mayor has signed an executive order aimed at making public spaces safer for transgender and gender-diverse people.