Statues of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, slave trader Nathan Bedford Forrest, and a Ku Klux Klan leader were hastily removed.
Tennessee's governor signs a bill requiring the "natural" definition of terms regarding marriage and gender, while Alabama says it's OK for adoption agencies to discriminate.
State Sen. Mark Green is a sponsor of legislation that would sanction discrimination.
Similar legislation has failed before, but right-wing lawmakers are trying again.
The Golden State will no longer fund travel to states that support discrimination.
A gay couple found the note attached to a knife on their front porch Tuesday morning.
Police are investigating what happened to a Tennessee mother and Iraq War veteran.