For a few years, the battles over L.G.B.T. rights seemed to be fading from the American political scene. The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, and most Americans supported the decision. During the past few national campaigns, most Republican politicians — including Donald Trump, who called himself a friendContinue Reading

Contradicting guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Florida will soon recommend that healthy children not get vaccinated against Covid-19, the state’s surgeon general, Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo, announced on Monday. “The Florida Department of Health is going to be the first state to officially recommend against theContinue Reading

The political battle in Florida over masks in schools escalated this week, as the state Board of Education voted to authorize sanctions on eight local school districts for not following instructions from Gov. Ron DeSantis’s administration that make masks optional. The eight districts, whose boards all voted to require masksContinue Reading