Slovenia boosts rights of same-sex couples

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia has introduced a law on same-sex partnership that grants legal rights to gay unions but does not allow them to adopt or undergo in-vitro fertilization. ...

Supreme Court could decide transgender case. Or not.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both the transgender teen who sued to use a boys' bathroom and the Virginia school board that won't let him still want the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling in their ongoing...

As president, Trump juggles loyalties on LGBT issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was candidate Donald Trump in Colorado, waving a rainbow flag emblazoned with a "LGBTs for Trump," a photo opportunity meant to signal he was a new brand of Republican when it ...

Bills targeting transgender bathroom access are floundering

Bills to curtail transgender people's access to public restrooms are pending in about a dozen states, but even in conservative bastions such as Texas and Arkansas they may be doomed by high-powered op...

St. Louis ordinance seeks to pre-empt Missouri abortion laws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new ordinance in St. Louis prohibits discrimination based on "reproductive health decisions," an effort by the heavily Democratic city to pre-empt a slew of anti-abortion ...

Arkansas Supreme Court strikes city's LGBT protections

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a s...

The Latest: Conway thanks conservatives for election help

OXON HILL, Maryland (AP) — The Latest on the Conservative Political Action Conference (all times local): 10:05 a.m. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is thanki...

Conservatives learn dealing with Trump can be complicated

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House. This ...

Administration lifts transgender student bathroom guidance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that allowed them to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identi...

Praise, criticism follow transgender bathroom decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comments about the Trump administration decision to rescind federal guidelines allowing transgender students to use public school bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity: ...

Conservatives hail end of bathroom rule for transgender kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obam...

Praise, criticism follow transgender bathroom decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comments about the Trump administration decision to rescind federal guidelines allowing transgender students to use public school bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity: ...

Conservatives welcome Trump with delight _ and wariness

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House. This ...

Bill filed to loosen knot over N Carolina "bathroom bill"

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawmakers have filed a bipartisan bill aimed at breaking an impasse over North Carolina's "bathroom bill," but it's likely to face tough going in the Republican-controlled legisla...

Conservative forces clash in Trump's early days

NEW YORK (AP) — Milo Yiannopoulos represented the conservative movement's struggle with powerful and conflicting forces in the early days of Donald Trump's presidency, even before he lost his job and ...