Federal govt aims to roll back transgender health protection

Politics 05/24/19, 09:44

The Trump administration proposed Friday to roll back Obama-era discrimination protections for transgender people in health care. The Health and Human Services Department released a proposed regulation that in effect says "gender identity" is not protected under federal laws that prohibit ...

Indiana governor signs hate crimes measure into law

Sports 04/03/19, 15:36

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed legislation Wednesday aimed at getting Indiana off a list of five states without a hate crimes law, saying that the conservative Midwestern state has "made progress and taken a strong stand against targeted violence."The Republican ...

Faith-based shelter fights to keep out transgender women

U.S. 01/11/19, 16:09

A conservative Christian law firm that has pushed religious issues in multiple states will urge a U.S. judge on Friday to block Alaska's largest city from requiring a faith-based women's shelter to accept transgender women. Alliance Defending Freedom has sued the ...

Kasich vetoes gun bill, bars gender identity discrimination

U.S. 12/19/18, 16:47

Outgoing Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich acted as expected Wednesday to veto a bill expanding gun-owner rights and, in a surprise move, also expanded a years-old anti-discrimination order to include gender identity.Both moves were consistent with the prospective 2020 presidential ...

Teen who killed parents sentenced to 40 years

U.S. 12/04/18, 18:59

A teenager who told authorities she "snapped" and killed her parents while struggling with gender identity and acceptance was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison. Andrea Balcer, who was 17 at the time of the fatal stabbings, asked for forgiveness ...

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