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GOP sen. on LGBT ruling: All Americans 'entitled to dignity'

Jun. 17, 2020 2:59 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision that protects LGBT people from employment discrimination, Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said Tuesday that every American is “entitled to dignity and respect.” The Tennessee lawmaker shared his reaction with...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, supporters of LGBT rights stage a protest on the street in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has ruled that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment. It's a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Activists weigh LGBT ballot drive after Supreme Court ruling

Jun. 15, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Organizers of a Michigan ballot drive to prohibit discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people said Monday they were evaluating whether to continue following a major victory in the U.S. Supreme Court. Fair and Equal Michigan launched the ballot effort in January after...

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, early Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Justices rule LGBT people protected from job discrimination

Jun. 15, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. The court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of...

FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2015 file photo, people gather in Lafayette Park to see the White House illuminated with rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington. The Trump administration Friday, June 12, 2020, finalized a regulation that overturns Obama-era protections for transgender people against sex discrimination in health care. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Trump administration revokes transgender health protection

Jun. 12, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

Washington (AP) — In a move applauded by President Donald Trump's conservative religious base, his administration on Friday finalized a rule that overturns Obama-era protections for transgender people against sex discrimination in health care. The Department of Health and Human Services said it will...