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Alabama Supreme Court endangers IVF access by ruling frozen embryos are people

In a notable union of church and state, the Alabama Supreme Court cited Christian faith as reason to jeopardize access to in vitro fertilization (IVF).

George Santos' replacement: What you need to know about the New York election today

Tuesday's special election looks to be a close race between Democrat Tom Suozzi and Republican Mazi Pilip.

Abortion restrictions amount to sex-based discrimination, state Supreme Court says

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled against an antiquated anti-abortion law, with justices issuing a scathing rebuke of the 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson decision.

What will Nikki Haley, Trump’s ‘little kink’ on his quest to autocracy, do after losing New Hampshire?

After today’s New Hampshire primary, Haley will likely drop out and save herself from further humiliation, writes John Casey.

Restore Roe: Biden and Harris warn supporters what a second Trump term could mean for bodily autonomy

The president, the vice president, and their spouses delivered this message loud and clear at the "Restore Roe" rally in Virginia on Tuesday.

On Roe v. Wade's anniversary, the meaning of the ruling — and its loss

The abortion rights ruling stood for almost 50 years, with major implications for other bodily autonomy rights. What are the implications of its overturning?

Laphonza Butler, first Black lesbian senator, honors young people in first Senate speech

"Young people are demonstrating their willingness to be the force, the energy, and the face of change," she said.

Trans healthcare, abortion, & more: These are the LGBTQ+ laws that took effect January 1

Here are the biggest pieces of legislation for bodily autonomy that are now in the law of the land.

Nikki Haley: 'I'll Aways Fight' Against Trans Women Athletes in Female Sports

In an ABC Live interview, the Republican presidential aspirant continued her crusade against trans athletes.

Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Pregnant Woman Seeking Abortion Who Had to Flee the State for One

Texas as a near ban on abortion, except for medical emergencies. Kate Cox sought an abortion after being informed her fetus had a fatal condition, which could also affect her.

State Economies Suffer When Lawmakers Pass Anti-LGBTQ+, Anti-Abortion Laws: Study

Such laws make people less likely to relocate to those states, says a University of Houston study.

GOP Debate Focuses on Wars, Economy, Abortion — But There's One Anti-Trans Dig

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott goes after trans people, while Vivek Ramaswamy goes after pretty much everybody.

Ohio Voters Put Abortion Rights in State Constitution

They approved Issue 1, a ballot measure enshrining the right.

Danica Roem Is Letting Her Record Speak for Itself as She Runs for Virginia Senate

Roem, the first out trans person to serve in a state legislature, is vying to be the second out trans state senator.

What Louisianans Want You to Know About Anti-LGBTQ+ House Speaker Mike Johnson

He has compiled "a résumé of hate," one activist says.

Wisconsin Senate OK's Gender-Affirming Care Ban, but Governor Pledges to Veto

Now both houses of the legislature have approved the bill, but Democratic Gov. Tony Evers says he won't let it become law.

Who Is Jeff Landry, the Newly Elected, Antigay Louisiana Governor?

Landry, currently the state's attorney general, has opposed LGBTQ+ rights even though he has a gay brother, and he pushed for Louisiana's ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth.

What Is EMILY's List, the Group Sen. Laphonza Butler Led?

The group Butler ran supports pro-choice Democratic women, including LGBTQ+ ones, running for public office.

Pro-Equality Lawmakers Demand Removal of Anti-LGBTQ+ Sections From Defense Bill

The House version of the National Defense Authorization Act includes bans on trans health care, Pride flags, drag shows, and more.

Mitt Romney Won't Seek Reelection to Senate in 2024

Romney has shown a degree of independence from the Republican Party but still has a largely poor record on LGBTQ+ issues.