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Tennessee Bans Teaching Critical Race Theory in Schools

Tennessee Bans Teaching Critical Race Theory in Schools

May 25, 2021

Tennesee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill on Tuesday banning educators from teaching critical race theory in state schools.

Tennessee Governor Signs Law to Make Bathrooms, Locker Rooms Separate by Biological Sex

Tennessee Governor Signs Law to Make Bathrooms, Locker Rooms Separate by Biological Sex

May 20, 2021

Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill into law Friday that separates private spaces such as bathrooms and locker rooms for use by individuals according to their biological sex.

Biden HHS Reverses Trump-Era Policy Limiting Transgender Health Rights

Biden HHS Reverses Trump-Era Policy Limiting Transgender Health Rights

May 11, 2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the agency will interpret federal civil rights law to include a ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, leading critics to say it could require hospitals and doctors to perform sex-change surgeries.

Lubbock Becomes Texas' Largest 'Sanctuary City for the Unborn'

Lubbock Becomes Texas' Largest 'Sanctuary City for the Unborn'

May 4, 2021

Lubbock voters on Saturday backed a "sanctuary city for the unborn" ordinance that tries to outlaw abortions in the city's limits, likely prompting a lawsuit over what opponents say is an unconstitutional ban on the procedure.

Tennessee's 48-hour Abortion Waiting Period Law Reinstated by Appeals Court

Tennessee's 48-hour Abortion Waiting Period Law Reinstated by Appeals Court

Apr 26, 2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has allowed a Tennessee law requiring women seeking an abortion to wait 48 hours before they can undergo the procedure to take effect until a ruling on the law’s constitutionality is reached.

Christian University Sues to Block HUD Order Forcing Male Student Placement in Female Dorms

Christian University Sues to Block HUD Order Forcing Male Student Placement in Female Dorms

Apr 19, 2021

A Missouri Christian university is suing the Biden administration over a federal directive that its lawsuit claims requires religious schools to open their dormitories and showers based on "gender identity.”

New York parent seeks OK to marry their own adult child

New York parent seeks OK to marry their own adult child

Apr 10, 2021

A New Yorker who wants to marry their own adult offspring is suing to overturn laws barring the incestuous practice, calling it a ...

Arkansas Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto to Ban Transgender Drugs, Surgeries for Minors

Arkansas Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto to Ban Transgender Drugs, Surgeries for Minors

Apr 5, 2021

The Arkansas legislature voted to override Gov. Hutchinson on a bill that will block minors from receiving transgender drugs and surgeries. Lawmake...

LGBT Students Sue to Block Title IX Religious Exemptions

LGBT Students Sue to Block Title IX Religious Exemptions

Apr 1, 2021

As the debate about the Equality Act continues on Capitol Hill, a group of Christian college students is suing the U.S. Department of Education, arguing that the religious exemption to Title IX is unconstitutional because it permits discrimination against LGBT individuals. 

Biden Displays Transgender Flags In Honor of

Biden Displays Transgender Flags In Honor of "Day of Visibility"

Mar 31, 2021

President Joe Biden marked International Transgender Day of Visibility on Wednesday by displaying transgender flags at the White House and issuing the first-ever presidential proclamation of its kind.

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