- Students accused in campus sex assaults target federal rules Updated: May-28-16 1:27 pm
ATLANTA - As colleges face increasing pressure to aggressively investigate reports of sex assaults, some critics say the rights of the accused are being trampled. Now they want federal guidance on the issue to be tossed out.
- Oklahoma Legislature closes $1.3B gap, finishes 2016 session Updated: May-28-16 10:33 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Facing a historic $1.3 billion hole in the budget at the start of the year, the state Legislature managed to close the gap through a combination of agency cuts, tax credit reforms, fee increases and the use of one-time funding sources, including bonds.
- Marriage embraced husband's transgender transformation Updated: May-28-16 3:01 am
NICEVILLE, Florida - Carol Boughton sits on the sofa in the house she shared with her late spouse, sorting through photos and wiping away tears.
- The Latest: Kansas Democrat rips GOP on schools, LGBT issue Updated: May-27-16 9:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on the Kansas Supreme Court's ruling on school funding (all times local):
- Pentagon brass seek to mollify Guantanamo judge in 9/11 case Updated: May-27-16 7:29 pm
MIAMI - Two top officials at the Pentagon issued a conciliatory response Friday to the military judge presiding over the Sept. 11 war crimes case at Guantanamo Bay who had faulted both men in a ruling last month for publicly criticizing a temporary ban he issued on the use of female guards to transport the defendants.
- UNC system says it won't enforce transgender restroom rules Updated: May-27-16 7:18 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The University of North Carolina system told a federal court Friday that it won't enforce a law requiring transgender students to use restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.
- Alabama AG to schools: Ignore Obama on school bathrooms Updated: May-27-16 5:28 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is urging state schools to ignore the Obama administration's directive on transgender students and school bathrooms.
- Kentucky governor says he will join transgender lawsuit Updated: May-27-16 5:10 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's Republican governor said Friday that he will join a lawsuit challenging a federal order to allow students to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity, jumping ahead of the state's Democratic attorney general and underscoring how the issue is driving a wedge between politicians in several states.
- McCrory writes congressional leaders to act on LGBT conflict Updated: May-27-16 3:58 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory wants Congress to clarify U.S. Civil Rights Act protections after President Barack Obama's administration challenged bathroom provisions in the state's new law known as House Bill 2.
- Box Elder refuses to comply with transgender bathroom order Updated: May-27-16 3:13 pm
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah - A northern Utah school district is refusing to comply with the Obama administration's directive to let transgender students use bathrooms that match their gender identity.
- Israeli Christian wins first 'Miss Trans Israel' pageant Updated: May-27-16 1:33 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel - An Israeli from a Catholic Arab family has been crowned the winner of the country's first transgender pageant.
- Former Asbury University coach wins civil case Updated: May-27-16 12:07 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Two state courts have affirmed a Jessamine County jury's verdict in favor of Debi Powell, a former women's basketball coach at Asbury University.
- Towns in Texas, Arizona are battlegrounds in bathroom debate Updated: May-26-16 8:34 pm
HARROLD, Texas - An unlikely battleground over whether public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice is taking shape in two tiny towns in Texas and Arizona, neither of which currently enrolls anyone who is transgender.
- Mississippi gov intends to join transgender bathroom lawsuit Updated: May-26-16 7:11 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday that he is planning for Mississippi to join 11 states in suing the Obama administration for telling U.S. public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
- The Latest: Hood won't rep governor in bathroom lawsuit Updated: May-26-16 6:11 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Latest on Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant wanting to join other states in suing the federal government (all times local):
- Judge hears arguments on US women's team strike rights Updated: May-26-16 5:55 pm
CHICAGO - A federal judge heard arguments Thursday on whether the world champion U.S. women's soccer team has the right to strike for improved conditions and wages before this year's Summer Olympics, with her pending decision potentially carrying far-reaching consequences for American soccer.
- GOP conservatives scuttle spending bill over gay rights Updated: May-26-16 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON - Angry House conservatives voted down a routine spending bill Thursday in a fight over gay rights, underscoring the passions surrounding a social issue that is dividing the Republican Party and the nation in this election year.
- GOP leader seeks Kansas Senate vote condemning LGBT order Updated: May-26-16 2:48 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate's top leader wants her chamber to vote next week to condemn the federal government's recent directive to public schools to allow transgender students to use facilities associated with their gender identities.
- Oregon VA hires advocate for LGBT veterans Updated: May-26-16 11:27 am
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs has hired what officials say is the first ever coordinator for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender veterans.
- Israeli transgender contestants ready for finals Updated: May-26-16 10:37 am
TEL AVIV, Israel - Contenders in Israel's first transgender pageant have been polishing their moves this week ahead of Friday's competition.
- Utah joins lawsuit over transgender bathroom directive Updated: May-25-16 7:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah has joined 10 other states to sue the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
- LePage at odds with Maine liberals over transgender lawsuit Updated: May-25-16 7:21 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A top Maine Democratic leader and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine have lambasted Republican Governor Paul LePage for joining a lawsuit about transgender rights on behalf of himself.
- 11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive Updated: May-25-16 5:47 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
- Senator sponsors bill on bathroom use by transgender kids Updated: May-25-16 5:42 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A Michigan senator has introduced legislation that could stop transgender students from using bathrooms that don't match their "biological sex" after some state GOP lawmakers were outraged by draft guidelines from the State Board of Education that included recommendations on addressing transgender K-12 students.
- Idaho to support states in school transgender bathroom suit Updated: May-25-16 5:40 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says Idaho will soon weigh in on a lawsuit opposing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.