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Sen. Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican, co-spearheaded the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, which is being billed as a bipartisan response to rape on campuses but is drawing doubts by critics over the matter of "accountability and safety" for the accused. (Associated press)

Campus rape bill draws doubts over accountability

The Campus Accountability and Safety Act, being billed as a bipartisan response to rape on college campuses, is drawing doubts over the matter of "accountability and safety" -- for whom. Published April 28, 2016

Keira Phair, of Westchester, Ohio, holds a rainbow flag during the Cincinnati Pride parade, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Cincinnati. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Gay Census a mixed bag for LGBT people

Lawmakers want the U.S. Census Bureau to start counting gay people -- but not all gay people are convinced they want to be counted. Published April 28, 2016

Some of the materials used by the Oklahoma City County Health Department in the Teen Pregnancy Prevention program are on display at the health department in Oklahoma City, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) ** FILE **

Teen birth rate reaches new low: Study

A dramatic decline in teen births among black and Hispanic mothers over the last decade has reduced the under-20 national birth rate to a new low, according to data released Thursday by the federal government. Published April 28, 2016

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory last month signed into law HB2, which prohibits people from using public facilities intended for the opposite sex. The law says public facilities such as bathrooms or showers should be segregated on the basis of biological sex, not gender identity. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Big business called out for 'corporate hypocrisy' on North Carolina

The Family Research Council is calling out several major companies -- including Google, Facebook and PayPal -- that have flexed their corporate muscle on gay rights in several states, but continue to do business in countries much more hostile to gay rights around the world. Published April 25, 2016

Shoppers arrive at a Target store in Los Angeles on Dec. 19, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Target boycott pledge reaches half a million signatures

In less than five days, more than 500,000 people have signed a petition pledging to boycott Target over the retail giant's policy allowing restroom access on the basis of gender identity. Published April 25, 2016

Donald Trump backtracks on transgender bathroom issue

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday said which bathrooms transgender people use is a matter best decided by the states, less than 24 hours after indicating that transgender people should be free to use the facilities of their choice. Published April 22, 2016

FILE - In this June 23, 2015, file photo, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, left, and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, right, pose for a photo during a news conference to announce Charlotte, N.C., as the site of the 2017 NBA All-Star basketball game. Silver said Thursday, April 21, 2016,  he believes the league has made it "crystal clear" that a change in a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people is necessary to stage the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, though is resisting setting a deadline for a decision.  (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

NBA chief says North Carolina must repeal bathroom bill or lose All-Star Game

National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver on Thursday issued the most definitive statement to date that the 2017 All-Star Game will be moved from Charlotte, North Carolina, if a law barring people from using the public facilities of the opposite sex is not repealed. Published April 21, 2016