North Carolina last month became the first state to require transgender people to use public restrooms that match the sex assigned to them at birth rather than their gender identity. Backers of the legislation in the Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature say it is meant to protect privacy rights and keep children and women safe from sexual predators. "Not every father has the luxury of Secret Service agents protecting his daughters' right to privacy in the girls' bathroom," North Carolina State Senate Leader Phil Berger said in a statement.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday said he won't dismiss a lawsuit against two Washington state psychologists who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques in the war on terror. The decision means a continuation of the closely watched case that will likely include secret information.