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Victory in Montana: Lawmakers Block Dangerous Anti-Transgender Ballot Measure

March 27, 2017, 4:53 pm The Montana House Judiciary Committee defeated a bill calling for a statewide ballot initiative that would have prohibited transgender individuals from using the restroom that matches their gender identity.

New AP Analysis: HB 2 Will Cost North Carolina $3.76 Billion

March 27, 2017, 11:34 am A new Associated Press analysis released this morning finds that HB 2, the discriminatory North Carolina law that bans transgender people from public restrooms, will cost the state at least $3.76 billion in lost investment over the next 12 years.

Week in Review: One Year Later, HB 2 Still Roiling North Carolina

March 25, 2017, 9:50 am It has been one year since North Carolina enacted a law to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

125 Congregations to Participate in National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice

March 24, 2017, 11:19 am This weekend, religious leaders, clergy, and people of faith from more than 125 congregations in more than 30 states will participate in the National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice, dedicating their weekly services and/or holding special events to support transgender people across America who continue to lack full legal protection, face unequal treatment, and experience disproportionate levels of violence, harassment, and discrimination.

Tennessee Bill to Nullify and Void Same-Sex Marriages Will Cost State $9 Billion

March 23, 2017, 4:50 pm This morning, The Tennessean reported that an unconstitutional bill attempting to outlaw same-sex marriage in Tennessee will cost the state $9 billion in federal funds.

Trump Administration Selects Anti-Transgender Activist to Lead HHS Civil Rights Office

March 23, 2017, 4:00 pm This week President Trump's administration quietly appointed Roger Severino, a longtime opponent of transgender equality, as the head of the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services.

Georgia Lawmakers Try to Sink Child Welfare Bill with Anti-LGBT Amendment

March 23, 2017, 2:08 pm Lawmakers in the Georgia Senate are threatening the viability of urgently needed legislation updating the state’s adoption laws with an anti-LGBT amendment that’s already drawing loud opposition from the state’s Republican governor, as well as businesses and the child welfare community.

Tennessee Panel Strikes Down Anti-Transgender Discrimination Bill

March 22, 2017, 4:15 pm This afternoon, the Tennessee Education Committee voted to block legislation to discriminate against transgender students.

Week in Review — Texas Senate Forces through Anti-Transgender, Anti-Business Discrimination Bill

March 18, 2017, 11:14 am This week, the Texas state Senate successfully forced through an anti-transgender, anti-business bill on a 21-10 vote.

Tennessee House Approves Bill Revoking Legal Rights of Same-Sex Couples

March 16, 2017, 5:58 pm The Tennessee House of Representatives voted 70-23 to eliminate rights for same-sex couples and parents. If signed into law, House Bill 1111 — and its corresponding bill, Senate Bill 1085 — would require the state to interpret all undefined words such as mother, father, husband and wife, by their “natural and ordinary meaning.”

Tennessee Lawmakers Attempt to Erase Rights for Same-Sex Couples, Parents from State Law

March 15, 2017, 5:02 pm The Tennessee House of Representatives is set to debate legislation on Thursday morning that attempts to eliminate rights for same sex couples and parents.

Texas’ Anti-Transgender SB 6 Bill Advances to House

March 15, 2017, 2:52 pm The Texas Senate voted 21-10 to officially approve SB 6 today, sending the anti-transgender and anti-business legislation on to the House.

National Equality Action Team Announces Historic Organization Expansion

March 15, 2017, 11:39 am Today the National Equality Action Team (NEAT) announced an expansion to become its own individual entity and increase the scope of its mission to include progressive LGBT issues beyond nondiscrimination protections.

Texas Senate One Step Closer to Approving SB 6

March 14, 2017, 6:38 pm The Texas Senate is one step away from approving SB 6, voting 21-10 to engross the bill this afternoon.

Week in Review – New Poll Finds Majority of Americans Support Transgender Rights

March 11, 2017, 5:59 am A new poll conducted by PRRI finds the vast majority of Americans, 70 percent, favor laws protecting LGBT individuals from discrimination in housing, employment and public services.
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