California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill into law that he says protects transgender-identifying children but that critics say will allow the state to take custody of out-of-state minors whose parents oppose transgender treatments.
The Satanic Temple, based in Salem, Massachusetts, has filed a lawsuit against the state of Indiana over a new abortion ban that has been codified into law. Satanists are making a string of claims about the impact such restrictions have on women — as well as Satanists’ general religious freedom rights.
House Democrats have released their long-awaited proposal to ban stock trading by members of Congress, senior government officials, and U.S. Supreme Court justices, with the measure seeking to cut conflicts of interest, increase transparency around enforcement, and make penalties for noncompliance more painful.
More than $12 billion in Ukraine-related aid will be included as part of a stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government into mid-December, a person familiar with the legislation said Monday.