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Same-Sex Couples Updating Legal Status after Abortion Ruling

Same-Sex Couples Updating Legal Status after Abortion Ruling

By Jay Reeves | Jul 3, 2022

The SCOTUS ruling last week didn't directly affect the 2015 decision that paved the way for same-sex marriage. But, some feel it was still a warning shot for families headed by same-sex parents who fear their rights could evaporate like those of people se

White House: Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Already Striking Fear in Schools

White House: Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Already Striking Fear in Schools

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 1, 2022

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre describes a "more fearful and less free" Florida now that the state's 'Don't Say Gay' law has taken effect.

Honoring Our Past — While Fortifying Our Future

Honoring Our Past — While Fortifying Our Future

By Dr. William Kapfer | Jul 1, 2022

Last week, history was made with the groundbreaking of the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center in New York City. Dr. William Kapfer, who participated in the event, writes about its importance.

Watch: Man Nearly Sets Himself on Fire Burning Pride Flag

Watch: Man Nearly Sets Himself on Fire Burning Pride Flag

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 30, 2022

Lansing, MI police are seeking a man in connection to a series of Pride flag vandalisms that have hit the city of Lansing. He recently attempted to set a Pride flag on fire, nearly igniting himself in the process.

Watch: Texas AG Signals Support for Criminalizing Homosexuality

Watch: Texas AG Signals Support for Criminalizing Homosexuality

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 30, 2022

In a Friday interview with NewsNation anchor Leland Vittert, Texas Attorney General Republican Ken Paxton said he would be "comfortable" enforcing a ban on sodomy or gay marriage.

Alabama Cites Abortion Ruling in Transgender Medication Case

Alabama Cites Abortion Ruling in Transgender Medication Case

By Kim Chandler | Jun 30, 2022

Days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states can prohibit abortion, Alabama has seized on the decision to argue that the state should also be able to ban gender-affirming medical treatments for transgender youth.

Jackson Sworn in, Becomes 1st Black Woman on Supreme Court

Jackson Sworn in, Becomes 1st Black Woman on Supreme Court

By Mark Sherman | Jun 30, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn in to the Supreme Court, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation's highest court.

Buttigieg Launches $1B Pilot to Build Racial Equity in Roads

Buttigieg Launches $1B Pilot to Build Racial Equity in Roads

By Hope Yen | Jun 30, 2022

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a Lot to Celebrate

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a Lot to Celebrate

By Jessica Gresko | Jun 30, 2022

Last week, as he marked his 74th birthday, Clarence Thomas achieved two long-sought goals: expanding gun rights and overturning Roe v. Wade 's nationwide protection for abortion.

US Officials Announce More Steps Against Monkeypox Outbreak

US Officials Announce More Steps Against Monkeypox Outbreak

By Mike Stobbe | Jun 28, 2022

Reacting to a surprising and growing monkeypox outbreak, U.S. health officials on Tuesday expanded the group of people recommended to get vaccinated against the monkeypox virus.

This Straight Physiotherapist Had His Pics Stolen by a Grindr Catfish

This Straight Physiotherapist Had His Pics Stolen by a Grindr Catfish

Jun 28, 2022

A scammer took pics from a physiotherapist's social media pages and catfished him for profit.

Did Joe Biden Help Set the Stage for the Roe v Wade Decision?

Did Joe Biden Help Set the Stage for the Roe v Wade Decision?

Jun 26, 2022

Clarence Thomas's hearings to become a Supreme Court justice were presided over by now-President Joe Biden, who chose not to pursue allegations by Anita Hill against the nominee.

Abortion Ruling Thrusts Companies Into Divisive Arena

Abortion Ruling Thrusts Companies Into Divisive Arena

By Anne D'Innocenzio and Haleluya Hadero | Jun 25, 2022

The Supreme Court's decision to end the nation's constitutional protections for abortion has catapulted businesses of all types into the most divisive corner of politics.

Biden Signs Landmark Gun Measure, Says 'Lives Will Be Saved'

Biden Signs Landmark Gun Measure, Says 'Lives Will Be Saved'

By Will Weissert | Jun 25, 2022

President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades, a bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings, including the massacre of 19 students and two teachers in Texas.

US Boosts Monkeypox Testing, 142 Cases Confirmed

US Boosts Monkeypox Testing, 142 Cases Confirmed

By Zeke Miller | Jun 24, 2022

The Biden administration has started shipping monkeypox tests to commercial laboratories, in a bid to speed diagnoses for suspected infections for the virus that has already infected at least 142 people in the U.S.

Hostess Introduces $TWINKcoins (Seriously)

Hostess Introduces $TWINKcoins (Seriously)

Jun 24, 2022

This week the sweets giant Hostess "unveiled a new fluffy treat that's a nod to the most prominent cryptocurrencies out there."

With Roe Dead, Some Fear Rollback of LGBTQ+ and Other Rights

With Roe Dead, Some Fear Rollback of LGBTQ+ and Other Rights

By John Hanna | Jun 24, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing states to ban abortion immediately stirred alarm Friday among LGBTQ+ advocates, who feared that the ruling could someday allow a rollback of legal protections for gay relationships and access to contraception.

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States can Ban Abortion

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States can Ban Abortion

By Mark Sherman | Jun 24, 2022

The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday's outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states

Gay Kentucky Teacher of the Year Quitting after Too Much 'Discrimination, Heartache'

Gay Kentucky Teacher of the Year Quitting after Too Much 'Discrimination, Heartache'

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 24, 2022

An openly gay Kentucky teacher who was lauded as 2022's "Teacher of the Year" is departing his job instructing students at the K-12 levels saying he's faced too much anti-LGBTQ+ hate and discrimination.

Trans People can Correct Sex on North Carolina Birth Records

Trans People can Correct Sex on North Carolina Birth Records

By Tom Foreman Jr. | Jun 24, 2022

Transgender people born in North Carolina may now correct the sex designation on their birth certificate without undergoing surgery after a consent judgment issued by a federal court, attorneys for the plaintiffs said Thursday.

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