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ANALYSIS: No one saw Trump's transgender military ban coming
It's hard to overstate the enormity of President Donald Trump 's decision today to ban transgender people from military service. Not only does it deal a lasting blow to President Barack Obama's legacy of reversing discrimination within the Armed Forces, but it raises so many questions about how and
Politicians, LGBTQ activists weigh in on Trump's transgender military ban
President Donald Trump’s tweets this morning, announcing his decision to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military, has elicited a wide range of reactions. At least 40 senators and members of Congress have already released statements either condemning or supporting the policy. Here are
Alabama legislation stops short of banning sexual orientation conversion therapy
A newly passed Alabama state law lauded as protection for teenagers at faith-based youth programs was stripped of language that would have restricted sexual orientation conversion therapy following pressure from a conservative policy group with close ties to the bill’s sponsor. The Alabama Child
Democratic lawmakers introduce bill to ban conversion therapy nationwide
This week, Democratic lawmakers introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 , which will ban treatments nationwide that target the LGBTQ community and claim to be able to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity. The treatment, which is often referred to as
A Boy Named Lucas part 5: Taking the stand
In the final part of our five-part series, ABC News' Brian Ross talks to Lucas Greenfield, a gay teen, who details taking the stand to put the pastors who abused him behind bars.
A Boy Named Lucas part 3: Her own personal superhero
In part three of our five-part series, ABC News' Brian Ross talks to actor Jeremy Jordan, who used his celebrity to raise money to pay for lawyers to help remove his cousin from a program for troubled youth.
Gay teen describes traumatizing experiences at gay conversation camps
Lucas Greenfield, 17, says he was sent away to facilities aimed at "curing" him of his homosexuality.
Gay conversion therapy advocates heartened by Pence, Republican electoral victories
Advocates of long-discredited gay conversion therapy programs say they are heartened by the election of Donald Trump and are counting on Vice President Mike Pence and congressional Republicans to help fight off efforts to make such programs illegal. “I certainly hope that this administration will
Trump Executive Order Draft Could Curtail LGBT Rights
A draft of an executive order on "religious freedom" is circulating inside the Trump administration, outlining a potential weakening of protections designed to shield LGBT individuals from discrimination, according to a copy of the proposed order obtained by ABC News. The order –- which may never
The Note: Trump, Ryan Rekindle Goodwill
NOTABLES --TRUMP PRAISES PAUL RYAN: President-elect Donald Trump appeared in Wisconsin Tuesday to thank supporters and Republican politicians for supporting his bid for the White House -- and took a markedly different tone towards House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., with whom he clashed at times