(WASHINGTON) -- House Republicans on Monday night made good on a campaign promise by approving a bill that would zero-out funding from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which is intended to dramatically increase the IRS' enforcement abilities -- and, Democrats and the government say,... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation to codify protections for same-sex and interracial marriages, marking a historic win for Democrats anxious to secure the rights amid growing concern that a conservative Supreme Court majority could take them away. The final vote was 61... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The New York City Council's Public Safety Committee is holding a hearing Tuesday on legislation that seeks to define the boundaries of Times Square in order to designate it as a "sensitive area" free from the concealed carry of guns. The legislation... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act signed into law last month most likely would not have prevented the recent Fourth of July massacre and won't eliminate future mass shootings -- but the legislation can still save lives, mental health and gun violence experts... Read More.
(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday detailed what is in gun safety legislation she will propose during a special state legislative session scheduled for Thursday.Hochul is set to propose a slew of ideas in response to last week's Supreme Court... Read More.
After making a plea for gun reform at the White House earlier this month, Matthew McConaughey is reacting to the passing of new gun legislation this weekend. After President Joe Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act on Saturday, McConaughey took to
(NEW YORK) -- Zander Moricz's graduation speech last month about his curly hair -- a metaphor for being a gay young adult -- has became a symbol for the impact of anti-LGBTQ sentiment and so-called "Don't Say Gay" laws across the country. "It would have... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Without a strong support system, navigating one's identity can be a little tricky. Máni Blunt, a trans support group leader, said he didn't have the words to describe what he was feeling when he was growing up in Alabama -- he knew... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- A recent spate of mass shootings, including an attack at a Texas elementary school that killed 19 young children and two teachers, has thrust the issue of mental health back into the national spotlight. "There's a serious youth mental health crisis in this... Read More.
Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The White House says it will celebrate Pride Month this June by signaling support for the LGBTQ community and their families amid a wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation. There have been more than 300 anti-LGBTQ bills proposed in at least... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Amid a nationwide wave of what they call legislation targeting LGBTQ rights and representation, advocates are concerned about the impact on the mental health of LGBTQ youth. "LGBTQ youth suicide is a major public health crisis," said Amit Paley, chief operating officer... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- At least 19 states plan to offer legal refuge to transgender youth and their families displaced by anti-LGBTQ legislation that criminalizes the families and physicians of trans children. “When trans kids’ lives are on the line, playing defense doesn’t cut it. It’s... Read More.