A veterans group has said the White House memo shows how the president has "embraced hate."
President Barack Obama signed The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law in October 2009.
Politicians are playing on ignorance and fear to build divisions among Americans.
Historically, the states' rights and religious freedom arguments have been a cover for bigotry.
The Supreme Course sends a closely watched case involving bathroom access at a Virginia high school back to a lower court.
The companies' brief says they are "concerned about the stigmatizing and degrading effects" of the policy adopted by the school board.
The classical crossover singer wants a meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss transgender rights.
Reversing the Obama guidelines stands to inflame passions in the latest conflict in America between believers in traditional values and social progressives, and is likely to prompt more of the street protests that followed Trump's Nov. 8 election.
The states are following the lead of North Carolina, which made international headlines over its House Bill 2.
The new guidelines will be mandatory for all state schools in order to ensure fair treatment of students.
Virginia case concerns a school district that's fighting to prevent a female-born transgender student from using the boys' bathroom.
The practice of involuntary sterilization has been widely condemned as a human-rights violation.
Department of Justice expected to appeal circuit court judge's opinion that the policy carried the force of law, contradicting existing legislation and regulations.
Administration says the states have failed to show harm, and that the guidance to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice doesn't have force of law.
Critics bashed the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana for its new bathroom policy, which was inspired by legislation in North Carolina.
Conservative officials from 11 states sued the federal government on Wednesday to overturn a directive that transgender students be allowed to use the bathroom matching their gender identity.
The states, led by Texas, accused the federal government of rewriting laws by "administrative fiat."