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Watchdogs Say Texas Dodged 'Train Wreck' On Education Board

By Paul J. Weber | May 25
When Texas takes up always-contentions revisions of science and social studies coursework in 2017, a former schoolteacher who believes dinosaurs were on Noah's Ark and Democrats killed John F. Kennedy won't have a vote.

Alabama Police Call Anti-Trans KKK Fliers a 'Free Speech Issue'

May 25
Local police in Dothan, Alabama are shrugging off the threat of transphobic fliers by a group claiming to be from a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.

Christian School Will Deny Admission, Expel Students Who Have Gays Living Under Their Roofs

May 25
A private religious high school in Kansas has established a morality clause prohibiting students with any LGBT relatives from attending - even if that student happens to be heterosexual.

Case Reopened for 'Real Housewives' Star Teresa Giudice

May 25
A federal judge has reopened a bankruptcy case for "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys), who pleaded guilty in 2014 to bankruptcy fraud.

GLAAD Responds to #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend

By Lindsey Bahr | May 25
Captain America snags a kiss from Sharon Carter in the latest Marvel pic, "Captain America: Civil War," but many fans are wishing it was from someone else - specifically, a man.

Woman Known for Conspiracy Posts Loses Texas Education Race

By Paul J. Weber | May 25
A Texas education board candidate who claimed that President Barack Obama was a gay prostitute and believes dinosaurs walked the Earth with humans lost her primary runoff Tuesday night just two months after nearly clinching victory outright.

Attorney General: Civil Rights Key to Suit Against LGBT Law

By Emery P. Dalesio | May 25
Civil rights laws exist for anyone victimized because of a physical characteristic they can't control, and that's why the Justice Department challenged a North Carolina law that blocks legal protections for LGBT citizens, U.S. Attorney General Lynch said.

Oklahoma House Committee Kills Transgender Bathroom Measure

May 25
An Oklahoma House committee has killed legislation that would require schools to provide separate restrooms for students who object to sharing them with transgender students.

Louisiana 'Religious Objection' Bill Fails in State Senate

May 25
Louisiana's state senators on Tuesday refused to enact a new law declaring that pastors and churches don't have to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies or allow them in their facilities.

Florida's Fight Against Gay Marriage Costs State $213K

May 25
Florida is going to pay at least $213,000 for its losing battle to keep intact a voter-approved ban on gay marriage.

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