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Dems scramble as GOP delights in Kennedy's retirement

Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement from the Supreme Court has put the Senate on the cusp of an all-out war over his replacement and thrust an unexpected and hotly contested issue into the spotlight less than five months away from the midterm elections.

LGBT groups call Oklahoma adoption law discriminatory

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday signed a law that says no child-placement agency will be required to put children up for adoption or in foster care in situations that "violate the agency's written religious or moral convictions or policies."

Washington bans conversion therapy

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure banning licensed therapists from trying to change a minor's sexual orientation. Inslee signed the bill Wednesday, joined by supporters of the measure.

Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage cake case

As the Supreme Court wrestled with a clash between religious freedom and LGBT rights on Tuesday, all eyes were on Justice Anthony Kennedy, who might have to reconcile two strands of his jurisprudence.

Turkish capital bans LGBT events

The governor of Turkey's capital, Ankara, has banned all public events relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, citing fears they could "provoke hatred and hostility."

'Trump doesn't care about HIV,' say advisers who resigned

Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS resigned last week, owing to "a president who simply does not care," one member wrote in a Newsweek op-ed on Friday headlined "Trump doesn't care about HIV. We're outta here."

'Equality' marchers push for progress on LGBT rights

Don't think because they won marriage equality in 2015 they would rest easy. The LGBT community came out en masse in Washington for the Equality March, pressing the new White House to continue progress made by the previous administration.

Ivanka tweets in honor of LGBT Pride Month

Ivanka Trump emerged from observing the Jewish holiday of Shavuot to commemorate the start of LGBT Pride Month 2017, perhaps extending an olive branch to more liberal supporters disappointed she was not able to change her father's mind on the Paris climate agreement.

Macron calls on Putin to protect gay Chechens

French president Emmanuel Macron says he has urged Vladimir Putin to ensure that the rights of LGBT people are protected following allegations of a crackdown on gay men in the Russian republic of Chechnya.