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Ellen, Wal-Mart Give Scholarships to School's Senior Class

Ellen, Wal-Mart Give Scholarships to School's Senior Class

Feb 24
Ellen DeGeneres has handed out college scholarships to the entire senior class of a New York City charter school.

Lawyers Want to Apply 'Stand Your Ground' Law to Theater Shooting Case

Lawyers Want to Apply 'Stand Your Ground' Law to Theater Shooting Case

Feb 24
Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law is at the center of a critical court hearing to determine whether a trial will take place. Curtis Reeves, a retired police captain, is accused of shooting and killing Chad Oulson in a movie theater in 2014.

Bills Targeting Transgender Bathroom Access are Floundering

Bills Targeting Transgender Bathroom Access are Floundering

By David Crary | Feb 24
Bills to curtail transgender people's access to public restrooms are pending in about a dozen states, but even in conservative bastions such as Texas and Arkansas they may be doomed by high-powered opposition.

Officials in Legal Pot State Vow to Fight Federal Crackdown

Officials in Legal Pot State Vow to Fight Federal Crackdown

By Sadie Gurman | Feb 24
Officials in Washington state, where recreational marijuana is legal, vow to fight any federal crackdown on the nascent industry after White House spokesman Sean Spicer said they should expect to see stepped-up enforcement of anti-pot laws.

Key Dates for Transgender Rights in the US

Key Dates for Transgender Rights in the US

Feb 24
Some important events in the history of transgender rights in the United States.

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Calls Trump Transgender Decision a 'Disaster'

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Calls Trump Transgender Decision a 'Disaster'

Feb 24
Caitlyn Jenner is taking President Donald Trump to task for his administration's reversal of a directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms.

As President, Trump Juggles Loyalties on LGBT Issues

As President, Trump Juggles Loyalties on LGBT Issues

By Laurie Kellman and Jonathan Lemire | Feb 24
There was candidate Donald Trump in Colorado, waving a rainbow flag emblazoned with a "LGBTs for Trump," a photo opportunity meant to signal he was a new brand of Republican when it comes to protecting LGBT Americans.

Supreme Court Could Decide Transgender Case. Or Not.

Supreme Court Could Decide Transgender Case. Or Not.

By Mark Sherman | Feb 24
Both the transgender teen who sued to use a boys' bathroom and the Virginia school board that won't let him still want the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling in their ongoing dispute

Gov. Cuomo Blasts Trump Administration, Instructs State Educators to Protect Transgender Students

Gov. Cuomo Blasts Trump Administration, Instructs State Educators to Protect Transgender Students

Feb 23
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a directive to the State Education Department that school districts around New York must protect transgender students.

Betsy DeVos Defends Transgender Bathroom Move

Betsy DeVos Defends Transgender Bathroom Move

Feb 23
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is defending the decision to rescind public-school bathroom rules for transgender students.

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