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Politics

In California, 10% of Legislature now identifies as LGBTQ – Associated Press

Photo: Members of the California state Assembly meet at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. While LGBTQ candidates and their supporters celebrated several milestone victories around the nation in this year’s midterm elections, California quietly reached its own: At least 10% of its state lawmakers identify publicly as LGBTQ, believed to be a first for any

Opinion

Opinion: Activists Tried to Erase My Daughter’s Gender – Inside Sources

I recently had the opportunity to appear on the “Dr. Phil” show to tell the story of my daughter’s two-year struggle with gender confusion. After taping the show, I was overcome with emotion. It took all the courage I had to walk on stage in front of a likely antagonistic audience. I relived this terrifying moment in our lives

Legal Beat

US agencies temporarily barred from enforcing LGBTQ guidance – Associated Press

A judge in Tennessee has temporarily barred two federal agencies from enforcing directives issued by President Joe Biden’s administration that extended protections for LGBTQ people in schools and workplaces. U.S. District Judge Charles Atchley Jr. in an order on Friday ruled for the 20 state attorneys general who sued last August claiming the Biden administration

LGBT

US education secretary to Florida LGBTQ kids: Got your back

Photo: Florida Sen. Shevrin Jones, right, debates a bill, dubbed by opponents as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, speaks right before the bill was voted on during a legislative session at the Florida State Capitol In another clash between President Joe Biden’s administration and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona spoke

Education

Florida GOP aims to curtail school lessons on sex, gender

Florida Republicans want to forbid discussions of sexual orientation or gender identity in schools with a bill that activists say endangers children and echoes a previous wave of laws that sought to squelch LGBTQ conversations in the classroom. Activists have dubbed the proposal moving through Florida’s GOP-controlled Statehouse as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, and

Military

Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender people in military

President Joe Biden signed an order Monday reversing a Trump-era Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from serving in the military. The new order, which Biden signed in the Oval Office during a meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, overturns a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year

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