President Barack Obama condemned North Carolina and Mississippi anti-LGBT laws at a press conference in London, saying these should be overturned.
Diversity and equality are key factors for business success, according to Credit Suisse of top LGBT businesses that perform well in the market.
Here's a quick look at the prominent anti-LGBT laws and bills being used against the LGBT community in a number of US states in the South.
Economic and state consequences have been laid out in the wake of the North Carolina anti-LGBT law, and only time will tell who will blink first.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has signed into law what is considered a dangerous anti-transgender bill, overturning recently-passed LGBT protections.
The White House has recently appointed Raffi Freedman-Gurspan as their primary LGBT liaison, making her the first openly transgender person in this role.
The World Bank will not fund projects in developing countries that lead to discrimination and outright endangerment of LGBTI people in those countries.
With the advances of the LGBT cause hanging in a balance, President Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland for the post of Supreme Court justice.
Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren called on delaying Republican senators to "do their job" on selecting a nominee for the US Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court has reversed an Alabama ruling on lesbian adoption rights in a case involving two lesbian parents over their adopted children.