Why Same-Sex Marriage Bans Risk Native American Sovereignty

When tribes don’t allow gay couples to marry their chosen partners, they invite negative perceptions about their unique legal status.

Why North Carolina Judges Can Still Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Marriages

Decisions in dueling lawsuits suggest the religious exemption law will be hard to overturn in the courts.

Charlotte Leaders Stand Firm Against N.C. Gov.; Miami Neighborhood Breathes Sigh of Relief

Bridgegate opening statements and what Christie knew; Philly City Hall’s new resident survey; legal settlements in Columbus.

Transgender Inmate Sues Over Florida DOC 'Cruelty'; L.A. Wants Airbnb Taxes Now

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Kentucky gov.'s probe allowed to continue; Anchorage fights homelessness; and terminating 250 jobs won't save N.J. city much

The ‘Most Difficult Day in the History of Orlando’ Prompted a Massive Intergovernmental Show of Force

America’s deadliest mass shooting required a swift response from state and local agencies and other stakeholders to deal with the immediate danger and to manage the continuing crisis.

Georgia Gov. Will Veto ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill; Indicted Texas Mayor Has Big Election Dreams

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Alaska volcano erupts; Ohio mayor’s strange dispute with neighbor; and Chicago aldermen vs. Mayor Emanuel.

L.A. Launches Advisory Council That Will Focus on Transgender Policy Issues

“We all have a fundamental right to be exactly who we are, regardless of gender identity or expression,” says Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Indiana Transgender Bathroom Penalties Bill Facing Intense Scrutiny

Newly introduced legislation in the Hoosier State on gender restrictions for public facilities is the latest to emerge in state capitals around the nation.

After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, States Reconsider Domestic Partner Benefits

These benefits may be more vulnerable within state and local government, where competition over employees isn’t as fierce as in the private sector and where leaders have been under pressure to keep finances in check since the recession.