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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.

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

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.

LGBT groups sue to stop transgender ban in military

Two national LGBT legal groups filed suit in federal court Wednesday, seeking an injunction to stop the Trump administration from implementing a ban on transgender service members. They also seek a declaration that such a ban is unconstitutional.

Speed Read: Aiken wins in N.C.

Openly gay American Idol star Clay Aiken appeared to have won the Democratic primary last night for a U.S. House seat from North Carolina. Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky says in Vanity Fair that Rutgers student Tyler Clementi's suicide

Federal judge says Texas marriage ban ‘demeans’ gays for ‘no legitimate reason’

A federal judge in San Antonio, Texas, ruled Wednesday that Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution and demeans the dignity of gay couples “for no legitimate reason.”

Speed Read: Bias bill is pro-gay?

Proponents of a stalled religious bias bill in Kansas are sending out letters claiming the bill helps LGBT people. Uganda's president announced this morning he would sign the parliament's Anti-Homosexuality Act this morning. Big television campaign being launched today.

Speed Read: Arizona OKs religious bias

Arizona's legislature yesterday became the first to clear a bill to allow people to discriminate against others by claiming to have a religious belief that requires them to do so. Maine's House joined its Senate in killing a similar measure.

Virginia attorney general won’t defend marriage ban in court

The attorney general of Virginia announced this morning that his office will no longer defend the constitutionality of the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Speed Read: Lesbian Assembly Speaker

San Diego’s Democratic Assemblymember Toni Atkins won election Wednesday as California’s new Speaker of the Assembly. Openly gay Republican Richard Tisei announces today his second bid for a U.S. House seat from Massachusetts. The Indiana constitutional ban on same-sex marriage