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Suit: US enabling LGBTQ discrimination in foster program

Oct. 13, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The federal government is funding organizations that illegally discriminate against LGBTQ candidates to become foster care parents for unaccompanied refugee children, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges. According to the 29-page complaint, Kelly...

Governor: Lt. governor's LGBTQ comments don't speak for NC

Oct. 13, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson “does not speak for North Carolina,” a reference to comments that Robinson made about sex education in public schools that critics say plainly disparaged LGBTQ people. ...

Apple CEO, NBA's Dwyane Wade help LGBTQ group build homes

Oct. 13, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook and retired NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade joined Utah leaders Wednesday to announce the completion of a local advocacy group's campaign to build new homes that provide services for LGBTQ youth in the U.S. West. Encircle, a non-profit...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Oct. 13, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Oct. 11, 2021. Editorial: Don’t Arizona our North Carolina Republican legislators in North Carolina are pushing to inspect voting machines used in Durham County during the 2020 presidential election, in search of the invisible...

Robinson declines again to apologize for anti-LGBTQ remarks

Oct. 12, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson on Tuesday again declined to apologize for remarks he made in June criticizing sexual education in public schools and likening gay and transgender people to “filth.” Robinson held a news...

Professor on leave amid probe into posts on women, Muslims

Oct. 12, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A University of Montana computer science professor has been placed on paid leave while the university investigates now-deleted blog posts that maligned women, Muslims and people who are LGBTQ, the university said Tuesday. The Montana Kaimin...

Wichita passes ordinance aimed at banning discrimination

Oct. 12, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita City Council passed on Tuesday an ordinance aimed at banning discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations. After four months of delays, the council voted 6-1 to approve the measure, the Wichita Eagle reported. Council...

Agency accused of removing LGBTQ webpage after criticism

Oct. 12, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ child welfare agency is being accused of removing a webpage that provided information about a suicide prevention hotline and other resources for young LGBTQ people, following criticism by one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s primary challengers. The...

Baltimore schools monitor student laptops for suicide signs

Oct. 12, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore public schools are using software that alerts officials when a student using one of the system’s laptops might be considering suicide. Since March, GoGuardian’s Beacon software has identified nine students as having a severe mental health...

Chuckie chucked: Gruden's words antithetical to modern NFL

Oct. 12, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

Jon Gruden had to go. At a time when messages such as “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism” are stenciled into every end zone in the league, when women have joined the ranks of front offices, coaching staffs and officiating crews and a player on his own team came...