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Praise, Criticism Follow Transgender Bathroom Decision

Praise, Criticism Follow Transgender Bathroom Decision

Feb 23
Comments about the Trump administration decision to rescind federal guidelines allowing transgender students to use public school bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity.

Transgender Wrestler's State Bid Spotlights Texas Policy

Transgender Wrestler's State Bid Spotlights Texas Policy

By Schuyler Dixon | Feb 23
A 17-year-old transgender wrestler who qualified for the girls state tournament while transitioning from female to male became a high-profile test of a Texas policy now being criticized by the attorney who tried to keep the athlete from competing.

Bill Filed to Loosen Knot Over N Carolina 'Bathroom Bill'

Bill Filed to Loosen Knot Over N Carolina 'Bathroom Bill'

By Gary D. Robertson | Feb 23
North Carolina lawmakers filed bipartisan legislation Wednesday aimed at breaking an impasse over the state's "bathroom bill," but it's likely to face tough going in the Republican-controlled legislature.

Conservatives Learn Dealing with Trump can be Complicated

Conservatives Learn Dealing with Trump can be Complicated

By Lisa Lerer and Andrew Taylor | Feb 23
For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House.

Teen Inauguration Singer Tweets to Trump About Transgender Policy

Teen Inauguration Singer Tweets to Trump About Transgender Policy

Feb 23
More than a month after performing at President Donald Trump's inauguration, singer Jackie Evancho says she and her transgender sister want to meet with him about transgender rights.

Trump Administration Lifts Transgender Bathroom Guidance

Trump Administration Lifts Transgender Bathroom Guidance

By Maria Danilova and Sadie Gurman | Feb 22
The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that required schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, stepping into an emotional national issue.

Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Turn Away Gay Couples Passes Alabama Senate

Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Turn Away Gay Couples Passes Alabama Senate

Feb 22
An Alabama Senate committee has advanced a bill to let faith-based adoption agencies, including those that care for state foster children, turn away gay couples on religious grounds.

7 Earth-Size Worlds Found Orbiting Star; Could Hold Life

7 Earth-Size Worlds Found Orbiting Star; Could Hold Life

By Marcia Dunn | Feb 22
For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.

Trump Administration to Lift Transgender Bathroom Guidance

Trump Administration to Lift Transgender Bathroom Guidance

By Maria Danilova and Sadie Gurman | Feb 22
The Trump administration will revoke federal guidelines that tell public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity, the White House said Wednesday.

Teachers Blast Trump Plan to Roll Back Protections for Transgender Students

Teachers Blast Trump Plan to Roll Back Protections for Transgender Students

Feb 22
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' plan to rescind Title IX guidance for transgender students:

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