The expansion would authorize the attorney general to sue schools that violate the ban. The governor's office said he plans to sign the bill into law.
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The openly gay senior had called the previous policy discriminatory.
A Texas school district has adopted a new gender-neutral dress code after making national headlines in December for suspending an openly gay male student who wore nail polish to school. NBC News affiliate station KRBC spoke to Trevor Wilkinson about his experience.
A Kentucky accountant who refuses to serve clients in a “homosexual marriage” is not an anomaly, LGBTQ advocates say.
The legislation would have made the state's sex ed laws some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to teaching about LGBTQ issues.
Coming out earlier in life is a double-edged sword, experts say.