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Transgender medication law in Alabama blocked by judge

May. 14, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked part of an Alabama law that made it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors. U.S. District Judge Liles Burke issued a preliminary injunction to stop the state from enforcing...

Mixed Texas ruling allows trans youth parent investigations

May. 13, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday allowed the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse while also ruling in favor of one family that was among the first contacted by child welfare officials following an order by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. ...

Police: Woman fatally shoots her 2 kids, self in Oregon

May. 12, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon mother fatally shot her children, ages 6 and 8, before killing herself, police said, and court documents show the woman was headed to trial next month in a bitter and lengthy custody dispute with her ex-partner. The mother who killed herself, Ashley...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 11, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Ending Roe v. Wade shouldn’t curb Florida privacy rights In its haste to rid society of abortions, the U.S. Supreme Court appears headed toward weakening a very important constitutional guarantee against undue government...

Tokyo to recognize same-sex unions but not as legal marriage

May. 11, 2022 06:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's capital has announced it will start recognizing same-sex partnerships to ease the burdens faced by residents in their daily lives, but the unions will not be considered legal marriages. Support for sexual diversity has grown slowly in Japan, but legal...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 10, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 7 The Washington Post says Jan. 6 should have been a turning point in US politics A third member of the extremist Oath Keepers group pleaded guilty Wednesday to seditious conspiracy,...

Laxalt, Brown clash over voter fraud in GOP Senate race

May. 09, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican Senate hopefuls Adam Laxalt and Sam Brown clashed Monday over Laxalt’s performance as chairman of then-President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign in Nevada and whether he did enough to combat voter fraud when he was attorney general. Few philosophical...

Midge Decter, leading neo-conservative, dead at 94

May. 09, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Midge Decter, a leading neoconservative writer and commentator who in blunt and tenacious style helped lead the right’s attack in the culture wars as she opposed the rise of feminism, affirmative action and the gay rights movement, has died at age 94. Decter, the...

Judge weighs request to block Alabama transgender law

May. 06, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will ban the use of puberty blockers and hormones to treat transgender minors starting on Sunday, barring a ruling by a federal judge on a request to block the law from taking effect. The U.S. Department of Justice and parents with transgender...

Tennessee governor signs collegiate transgender athlete ban

May. 06, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Lee on Friday signed off on legislation banning transgender athletes from participating in female college sports. Last year, no other state enacted more laws targeting transgender people than Tennessee, as GOP lawmakers consistently...