Under Florida law, other states try to limit some LGBTQ discussions in schools

washington CNN — bill similar Florida’s Controversial Legislation At least 15 states are considering banning certain guidance on sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, according to data compiled by the American Civil Liberties Union and reviewed by CNN. Some of the bills go further than Florida’s law, dubbed “Don’t Talk Gay” by its critics, … Read more

Matthew Kacsmaryk: Trump-appointed judge oversees blockbuster medical abortion case

CNN — Oversight by a federal judge a compelling challenge With the FDA’s 20-year-old approval of certain drugs used to terminate pregnancy, a deeply conservative jurist is leaning on the plaintiffs’ side, seeking to revoke reproductive and LGBTQ rights or block key policies of the Biden administration. In 2019, the Senate voted 52-46 to confirm … Read more

Biden calls efforts to limit transgender rights ‘bordering on evil’

CNN — President Joe Biden Calls for Efforts Restricting transgender rights in Florida “nearly criminalized” in an interview released Monday, suggesting that federal laws should be passed to protect these rights in all states. “As my mother said, what’s happening in Florida is almost criminal. What they’re doing is terrible,” Biden said in an interview … Read more

These are the Bidens’ guests at Tuesday’s State of the Union

CNN  —  Paul Pelosi, Tyre Nichols’ parents, U2 star Bono, Monterey Park shooting hero Brandon Tsay, Ukraine’s ambassador to the US Oksana Markarova and a Holocaust survivor are among those headed to the US Capitol Tuesday evening where President Joe Biden is set to deliver his State of the Union address. Biden’s remarks will both … Read more

Republicans elevate ‘parental rights’ as top issue while looking to outflank each other

CNN  —  Republican presidential hopefuls have begun casting themselves as impassioned defenders of “parental rights,” turning schoolbooks and curricula, doctors’ offices, and sports leagues into a new political battleground as they work to distinguish themselves ahead of the 2024 GOP primary. The issue had already emerged as a major vein in the GOP bloodstream, emanating … Read more

Rules of the Respect for Marriage Act

A version of this story first aired in July.also appeared In CNN’s What Matters newsletter.To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — Let’s start on the positive: Republicans and Democrats come together to protect same-sex Marriage from the Supreme Court. The Respect for Marriage Act, which guarantees same-sex marriage rights … Read more