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Trump jokes about Pence hostility to gays

An article in the current New Yorker magazine quotes President Trump as “joking” that Vice President Pence is so hostile to gays he “wants to hang them all.” The news came as the Department of Justice reportedly took an unusually

Trump actions: ‘vicious’ and cross ‘dangerous lines’

LGBT activists say they find the Trump administration's recent actions concerning civil rights protections deeply troubling and indicate it intends "to take every opportunity to limit nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people."

Supreme Court: Potential blockbusters await, again

The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal three years ago from a wedding photographer who wanted to say "no" to a same-sex couple seeking her services. Now, the court is saying "yes" to a baker who did essentially the

The untenable paradox of Title VII reaches Supreme Court

Lambda Legal takes Title VII case to Supreme Court, arguing that the various interpretations of the law in the lower courts forces "creates an uncomfortable result in which the more visibly and stereotypically gay or lesbian a plaintiff is in

Famous DOMA challenger, Edie Windsor, dies

Edie Windsor, whose lawsuit brought down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, died Tuesday at the age of 88.

Trump’s trans ban is a real threat, say legal activists

Some media outlets and observers think Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has put a freeze on President Trump's proposed ban on transgender service members, but legal activists say it's happening.

Trump names first openly gay appointee

President Trump on Friday night announced his nomination of Richard Grenell as U.S. ambassador to Germany. Grenell is Trump's first openly gay nominee.

White House directs DOD on trans ban

Saying the Obama administration did not show "a sufficient basis" for allowing transgender people to serve in the military, President Trump sent a memo to the Department of Defense Friday evening, directing it to revert to the pre-Obama policy starting

Chanting in Charlottesville also targeted LGBTs

While white supremacy was the focus on Saturday's violent rally and counter-protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, anti-LGBT chants and sentiments were prominent.

Trump: ‘I have great respect for the community’

President Trump was asked Thursday whether he had betrayed the LGBT community by proposing a ban on transgender service members.