(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. Senate committee has approved legislation that would, if enacted, require young women to register for Selective Service alongside men, and in the rare event of a war or other national emergency, be drafted for the first time in the nation’s... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Human Rights Campaign, a national LGBTQ civil rights organization, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit to challenge a Florida state law that bans transgender girls from participating in sports that correspond with their gender identity. The law, called the “Fairness in... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in nearly 40 years, Congress has moved to establish a new national holiday, this time for Juneteenth, and just in time for Saturday's 156th anniversary of the day which marks the last African American slaves being freed in... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Sunny Bryant, an 8-year-old transgender girl who lives in Texas, loves to play baseball and participate in gymnastics. She's also been "begging" to play soccer, according to her mother, Rebekah Bryant. But Sunny, who currently plays on co-ed teams, is aware that... Read More.
(CHICAGO) -- Anti-Asian hate incidents continue to rise across the country, one legislator seeks to combat racism with a new law requiring Asian American studies in public schools Illinois state Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz said she wants to fight "ignorance" with the Teaching Equitable Asian-American History... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Democrats repeated calls for Congress to pass sweeping voting rights legislation after efforts to pass election reform in Texas led to a walkout by House Democrats over the holiday weekend. The calls for federal legislation come as restrictive voting bills work their way... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — Esmée Silverman, an openly transgender senior in Massachusetts, says her high school experience "had a lot of its ups and downs ... mostly downs." Silverman, 19, came out to her close friends and family in her freshman year amid the Trump administration's... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A new police reform bill in New York seeks to make use of force a last resort only justifiable after de-escalation, verbal warnings and non-lethal force strategies are exhausted. New York Attorney General Letitia James proposed the Police Accountability Act on Friday,... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) — Eight House Democrats are set to introduce gun legislation on Wednesday in an effort to close existing loopholes and prevent mass shootings, according to a statement obtained by ABC News from the office of Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., one of the bill's... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives gave final passage on Tuesday to the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, in response to the rise in violence against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. The measure needed two-thirds of the chamber's support and passed in a 364-62 vote. The... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- One day after President Joe Biden called for Congress to deliver compromise legislation on policing reform to his desk by May 25 -- the anniversary of George Floyd’s death -- the families of victims of police violence, including Floyd's brother Philonise Floyd,... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- It has been one year since Army specialist Vanessa Guillen was last seen alive at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas. On the anniversary of her death, her family gathered in Washington, D.C., to push members of Congress to pass a bill... Read More.