The provisions, inserted in a huge DOD bill by House Republicans, are among the reasons the administration told Congress the president's advisors "would recommend he veto the bill."
A group of activists is on hunger strike, calling for an end to all ICE detention on behalf of transgender undocumented immigrants.
Twenty years ago, on May 20, 1996, a landmark victory was won at the United States Supreme Court in Romer v. Evans.
"The legislation hastily enacted is deplorable and discriminatory, and it runs counter to everything we stand for."
Today the Stonewall Inn, site of the historic rebellion for LGBTQ rights was made a landmark by New York City's Landmarks Preservation Committee. The vote was unanimous.
The law effective May 1, in the Southeast Asian country of Brunei, provides for fines and prison sentences for gay men and lesbians, and women who have abortions.
A change such as this in the constitution to one of the "Bible Belt" states shows continued momentum from the progress that was made in 2013.
Senators approved by a vote of 28 to 21 a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Four Republicans joined 24 Democrats in voting yes.
Two Illinois state senators are trying to pass a measure that would allow religious adoption agencies to deny requests from same-sex couples in civil unions.
18-year-old Belinda Sanchez was shocked when her principal told her she couldn't wear a tuxedo to prom.