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May 10 2016 5:14 AM Updated

One would enact a ban on state-funded travel to states with anti-LGBT laws, the other provide for gender-neutral restroom access.

May 09 2016 9:55 PM Updated

So says the hate group's chairman, Mat Staver — but he doesn't identify any individuals or groups.

May 09 2016 7:08 PM

Mississippi’s House Bill 1523 violates the promise of equal protection outlined in the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, says the same-sex couple who filed a suit to stop the law’s implementation. 

May 09 2016 6:56 PM

Loretta Lynch says North Carolina "created state-sanctioned discrimination against transgender individuals who seek to engage in the most private of functions in a place of safety and security."

May 09 2016 3:50 PM Updated

Rep. Dan Bishop called the Obama administration's determination that HB 2 violates federal law a “media-fueled ideological carpet bombing.”

May 09 2016 2:48 PM

Most of the 1001 people CNN surveyed said they had a family member or close friend who was gay or lesbian, while 14 percent of respondents were close with someone who was transgender.

May 09 2016 12:57 PM