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Trump won’t rescind LGBT executive order; activists still worry

Most LGBT activists reacted with concern that President Trump's reassuring “words” not to rescind a pro-LGBT executive order may not match up to his troubling “actions” of nominating people who are hostile to LGBT to key federal positions.

Trump defies the odds, wins the White House

It was nearly 3 a.m. Wednesday before Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had the 270 electoral votes he needed to win the White House. Exit poll data suggests only about 14 percent of LGBT voters supported him, a record low

House committee holds hearing on bill to allow discrimination based on ‘religious’ and ‘moral’ beliefs

Rep. Elijah Cummings said he couldn't imagine "a more inappropriate day to hold" a hearing on a bill seeking to allow discrimination against LGBT people. The House committee hearing, on the one-month anniversary of the Orlando nightclub shooting, featured the

Trump and Clinton spar over Orlando attack

In the wake of the attack on an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said this week that LGBT people have reason to support his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S.

For the record…

White House press secretary says where he thinks the "real power" behind "some social progress" for LGBT people has come.

Summer Finale: ‘doing this stupid thing’

A Seventh Circuit panel grilled attorneys for Indiana and Wisconsin this week over their reasons for banning marriage for same-sex couples. The Supreme Court extended a stay last week on a Fourth Circuit decision that Virginia's ban on marriage for

Speed Read: Virginia seeks Supreme leap

The White House welcomes the president of Uganda tomorrow to the U.S.-Africa Summit. Doubts are expressed about likelihood of Utah's appeal being accepted at the U.S. Supreme Court. And only 46 percent of LGBT people consider themselves "liberal."

Speed Read: White House celebration

The White House will host its annual Pride reception this afternoon. The Seventh Circuit federal appeals court issued a stay of a federal judge's ruling that Indiana's marriage ban is unconstitutional. And cases advance in Louisiana and Florida.

Speed Read: Big LGBT primary day

Ten openly LGBT candidates have primary races today --most in Maryland, including lesbian House Delegate Heather Mizeur who's running for governor. National Security Advisor Susan Rice will speak to an LGBT forum at the White House today. And U.S. Senator

Speed Read: Snags at SSA and VA

The Social Security Administation and Veterans Administration announced Friday that certain federal laws prevent them from recognizing same-sex marriages in all agency benefits. A transgender priest preached at Washington National Cathedral Sunday. And U.S. Rep. Sean Maloney married his long-time