Wary, Weary or Both, Southern Lawmakers Tone Down Culture Wars

State bills on lightning-rod social issues are getting noticeably less impetus this year, as elections loom and state leaders try to attract business investment.

The Look: Somewhere, Away From It All

On the northwest coast of Washington State, a community has chosen to live off the grid, some of them for the simplicity and saved money, some for safety.

Transgender Student’s Discrimination Suit Is Settled for $800,0000

Ashton Whitaker said that he had been forbidden from using boys bathrooms and felt degraded by administrators at his high school in Wisconsin.

Transgender People Will Be Allowed to Enlist in Military as Court Case Advances

President Trump had announced on Twitter in July that he was barring transgender people from serving in the military, though a ban was never fully implemented.

Second Judge Blocks Trump’s Transgender Ban in the Military

The ruling went further than a similar one last month by blocking a policy that prohibited gender-reassignment surgery at the government’s expense.

Pentagon Approves Gender-Reassignment Surgery for Service Member

The surgery was the latest setback to President Trump’s effort to bar transgender people from serving in the military.