Dubbed the 'Battle of the Bathroom,' the struggle for transgender equality and the fight against LGBT discrimination centers on trans access to bathrooms.
The Justice Department called for the repeal of North Carolina's HB2 on Wednesday, saying that the law violates the US Civil Rights Act.
LGBT legal protections have come under attack again, as a controversial defense bill amendment was approved by the House Armed Services Committee.
President Barack Obama condemned North Carolina and Mississippi anti-LGBT laws at a press conference in London, saying these should be overturned.
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.
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 Human Rights Campaign released a report warning of an alarming wave of anti-trans state bills nationwide for this year.