Bathroom bills

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In North Carolina, more changes for disputed bathroom law

Mar 31, 2017

North Carolina has modified its law on gender identity and the use of bathrooms and locker rooms, after facing pressure... Read more

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Lawsuit says girl in boys' locker room violated student privacy

Mar 21, 2017

A Pennsylvania high school wrongly allowed a female student into the boys’ locker room and violated an undressing male student’s... Read more

Texas advances bill on transgender bathrooms, but fate unclear

Mar 17, 2017

The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would require people to use bathrooms based on the sex on their... Read more

The Supreme Court.

Supreme Court sends transgender student case back to lower court

Mar 6, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court will not hear the case of a transgender student’s demand to access public school single-sex bathrooms, instead... Read more

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Trump draws praise for withdrawing transgender bathroom regulation

Feb 23, 2017

On Wednesday night, the Trump administration withdrew an Obama-era guidance that had directed schools to allow students to use the... Read more

Trump drops Obama administration's transgender bathroom fight

Feb 13, 2017

By Matt Hadro

President Donald Trump’s administration will stop fighting in court to implement the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom policy, leading to applause... Read more

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Supreme Court to hear school's transgender bathroom case

Oct 28, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear a case on whether students identifying as transgender may be required... Read more

Iowa church drops suit after court nixes fears of 'gender identity' prosecution

Oct 28, 2016

A Des Moines church has dropped its lawsuit against the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, after a federal court reassured the... Read more

Thousands of students, parents ask Supreme Court to protect bathroom privacy

Sep 28, 2016

More than 8,900 students, parents and school community members are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to protect a restroom privacy... Read more

Federal judge blocks Obama's transgender bathroom policy

Aug 24, 2016

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Obama administration guidance that would require schools to comply with transgender... Read more

After decline in sales, Target tests out bathroom compromise

Aug 19, 2016

Amid continuing dispute over its transgender bathroom policy, the retail giant Target has denied that the controversy is linked to... Read more

Supreme Court halts transgender bathroom rule in Virginia school

Aug 4, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court on Wednesday put a temporary halt to a federal judge’s ruling that a student who identifies as... Read more

NBA 'unreasonable' in moving All Star game from North Carolina

Jul 22, 2016

The National Basketball Association’s decision to pull its all-star game from Charlotte, North Carolina over the state’s bathroom bill has... Read more

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Nearly half of US states have sued over transgender bathroom rule in schools

Jul 8, 2016

Ten states have announced that they are suing the federal government over a rule that would allow students to use... Read more

After bathroom scare, ACLU leader resigns over transgender stance

Jun 3, 2016

The head of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has resigned after a scare with her daughters... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Dec. 16, 2015.

For US bishops, Pope Francis brings clarity to transgender issues

May 16, 2016

As an alternative to the “deeply disturbing” new federal guidance on transgender regulations for schools, the U.S. bishops pointed to... Read more

NC governor: Separate men and women's restrooms is a matter of privacy

May 5, 2016

North Carolina’s governor is standing firm against the U.S. Justice Department’s claim that it is unlawful and discriminatory to require... Read more

Carolina controversy: bathroom bills raise questions of safety, privacy

Apr 1, 2016

The overturn of a Charlotte, North Carolina ordinance allowing biological males to enter women’s restrooms helps offer important protections against... Read more