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National Gender politics playing a big role for Trump, Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - She has no stamina. She shouts. She's got nothing going for her but being a woman. Donald Trump, after toying with gender politics off and on during the campaign, is all in on a mission to undercut Hillary Clinton's credentials by syncing up his say-anything campaign strategy with his alpha-male persona. READ MORE.

Tennessee Governor Signs Religious Counseling Bill into Law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's Republican governor said April 27 that he signed a bill into law that allows mental health counselors to refuse to treat patients based on the therapist's religious or personal beliefs. READ MORE.

Secretary of State, Her Staff, to Skip Tennessee Meeting

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington secretary of state says no one from her office will attend a national conference in Tennessee in part because of a bill signed by the governor there allowing counselors to refuse to treat patients based the therapist's religious or personal beliefs. READ MORE.

Suit Seeks Records Tied to Ike's Anti-Gay Order

WASHINGTON (AP) - A gay rights group sued the Justice Department on April 27 for failing to produce hundreds of pages of documents related to a 1953 order signed by President Dwight Eisenhower that empowered federal agencies to investigate and fire employees thought to be gay. READ MORE.

A Look at the Men Accusing Dennis Hastert of Sexual Abuse

CHICAGO (AP) - Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for breaking federal banking rules in a scheme to cover up sexual abuse. READ MORE.

LGBT Rights Protesters Vow to Keep Fighting Mississippi Law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they're not giving up their fight. READ MORE.

North Carolina Lawmaker Defends Law, Acknowledges Fallout

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A top lawmaker has told business leaders he respects their right to speak out against a North Carolina law limiting protections for LGBT people - but that he's not changing his mind about it. READ MORE.

Violence Follows California Trump Rally, 17 Arrested

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) - Raucous protesters of Donald Trump took to the streets in California in violent demonstrations leading to 17 arrests as the Republican presidential contender brought his campaign to conservative Orange County. READ MORE.

Judge: California Police Targeted Gays in Sting Operations

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A judge who said police improperly targeted gay men in sting operations has dismissed charges of lewd conduct and indecent exposure against a man who was arrested in a public bathroom. READ MORE.

Study Says LGBT Inclusion in Films Static, Diversity Drops

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood films remained static in their inclusiveness of LGBT characters in 2015, but the racial diversity of those characters fell dramatically, according to the findings of GLAAD's annual study. READ MORE.

Omaha Man Found Guilty of Burning Couple's Gay Pride Flag

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha man accused of stealing a gay pride rainbow flag and burning it has been found guilty. READ MORE.

Bill Would Require Colleges to Reveal Religious Exemptions

BOSTON (AP) - Congresswoman Katherine Clark is pushing legislation she says will help members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community make more informed decisions about college. READ MORE.

New Study Shows No Differences in Family Relationships or Child Health Outcomes between Same-sex and Different-sex Parent Households

Households with same-sex parents show no differences from those with different-sex parents with regard to spouse or partner relationships, parent-child relationships, or children's general health, emotional difficulties, coping and learning behavior, according to a new report by researchers affiliated with the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, the University of Amsterdam and Columbia University. READ MORE.

Oregon Bakery Owners File Appeal in Gay Wedding Cake Case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon bakery owners who denied service to a same-sex couple are arguing that a state ruling ordering them to pay $135,000 in damages violates state and federal laws. READ MORE.

Pittsburgh Schools to Hold Workshop on Transgender Plan

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Officials and the public will start talking about a proposed transgender nondiscrimination policy for Pittsburgh's public schools. READ MORE.

Michigan Indiana Primary: Stranger Than Fiction

The stranger-than-fiction Indiana primary has knocked Republican hopeful Ted Cruz out of the race and given Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders a nod to hang in a little longer. READ MORE.

National What's the Big Fuss About the Fourth Circuit Trans Decision?

It's an important legal victory, but the federal appeals panel ruling last week in favor of a transgender teen has not yet knocked down the hostility or hurdles blocking transgender people to access public restrooms. READ MORE.

National Fourth Circuit Rules In Favor of Trans Student in Virginia Restroom Access Case

A federal court of appeals April 19 ruled in favor of Gavin Grimm, a trans male student, in his challenge to Gloucester High School's discriminatory restroom policy that segregates transgender students from their peers by requiring them to use "alternative, private" facilities. READ MORE.

Colorado Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case of Bakery Who Turned Away Gay Couple

The Colorado State Supreme Court decided April 25 to let stand an appellate court ruling that Masterpiece Cakeshop violated Colorado's anti-discrimination law when it refused to sell a same-sex couple a cake for their wedding reception. READ MORE.

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