States' rights or federal? Education policy or equality? Which bathroom a transgender person is allowed to use speaks to unsettled legal and cultural questions as old as America itself.
The US' top court has declined to rule on a case involving transgender teenager Gavin Grimm. The decision comes as bathroom access becomes a focal point of the debate over transgender rights.
The US president has removed federal guidelines on the use of restrooms for transgender students. Critics have lashed out at the White House's move, saying it puts children at risk of harassment and abuse.
Thousands have taken part in a rally to support civil and immigrant rights a week before Trump's inauguration. The marches have come as Trump criticized prominent civil rights leader John Lewis on Twitter.
A federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law that would let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs in denying services to same-sex couples. The law had won praise from conservative religious groups.
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