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Oregon bakers take bias case to state appeals court

Melissa and Aaron Klein finally had their day in court—four years after losing their business for declining to create a cake for a same-sex wedding. On March 2, the Kleins’ attorneys told the Oregon Court of Appeals a state agency’s …

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LGBT themes spread in kids’ entertainment

Beauty and the Beast

Themes promoting gay, bisexual and transgender lifestyles are becoming more prevalent in entertainment expressly marketed to children, most notably with Disney’s upcoming version of “Beauty and the Beast.” Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast debuting in theaters March 17 …

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Trump speech highlights immigration, war on terror

Carryn Owens

WASHINGTON — Discussions of immigration, terrorism and health care were among the highlights of President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress Feb. 28. The hour-long address included no mention of abortion, so-called homosexual and transgender rights or …

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Texas conservatives take on transgender restroom fight

Dan Patrick

The spotlight of the transgender debate is about to shine bright on Texas, where conservative lawmakers are bracing to continue the fight started in North Carolina last year. The Texas legislature introduced a bill last month requiring all government facilities, …

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Will high court still hear transgender restroom case?

gender identity

New directive for schools on single-sex facilities creates uncertainty for upcoming Supreme Court arguments. A Supreme Court case on transgender access to school restrooms and locker rooms could still go forward next month, even though the Trump administration announced on Feb. 22 …

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Trump rescinds transgender bathroom order

gender-neutral bathroom

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has reversed an Obama-era directive that advised schools to open bathrooms and locker rooms to students based on their perceived sexual identity or risk losing federal funding. The new ruling leaves bathroom use policies to …

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Congress fails to act on assisted suicide

WASHINGTON — Physician-assisted suicide officially has a new home in the wake of congressional inaction, and its proponents are pushing more jurisdictions to legalize the lethal practice. The District of Columbia’s Death With Dignity Act went into effect Feb. 18 …

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