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Georgia Lawmaker Revives Unnecessary Religious Exemptions Proposal

February 23, 2017, 9:33 am A Georgia state senator introduced a religious exemptions bill this week, and Governor Nathan Deal’s office was quick to reject the measure.

North Carolina Measure Doubles Down on HB 2’s Anti-Transgender Discrimination

February 23, 2017, 8:48 am A group of bipartisan lawmakers in North Carolina introduced House Bill 186 late yesterday as a proposed fix to the disastrous HB 2 law, which continues to cost the Tar Heel State hundreds of millions of dollars in lost economic investment.

Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Condemn Anti-Transgender Announcement by Trump Administration

February 23, 2017, 7:29 am The Trump administration yesterday evening rescinded federal guidance issued by the Departments of Justice and Education last year that instructs public schools on how to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Trump Administration Rescinds Federal Guidance Protecting Transgender Youth

February 22, 2017, 7:30 pm After the White House all but confirmed yesterday its intention to rescind federal guidance concerning protections for transgender students under Title IX, the administration made the announcement official today.

In Bipartisan 15-2 Vote, New Hampshire Committee Advances Transgender Nondiscrimination Protections

February 22, 2017, 4:01 pm This afternoon, members of a New Hampshire House committee voted 15-2 in favor of legislation that would update the state’s laws prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing and public spaces to explicitly include the state’s transgender residents.

N.H. Panel Hears Testimony on Transgender Nondiscrimination Protections Bill

February 21, 2017, 6:33 pm This afternoon, New Hampshire lawmakers heard testimony from an overflowing crowd in support of House Bill 478.

Trump Administration Poised to Rescind Transgender Student Guidance

February 21, 2017, 3:10 pm The Trump administration appears ready to rescind the federal guidance concerning protections for transgender students under Title IX.

Global Investors Representing $11 Trillion in Assets Speak Out against TX’s SB 6

February 21, 2017, 11:58 am A group of more than 30 global investors representing $11 trillion in assets today announced their opposition to SB 6, the discriminatory legislation in Texas that mirrors North Carolina’s HB 2 law and bans transgender people from restrooms in government facilities, public schools and public universities.

Week in Review — Victories for Equality in Jacksonville, Fla.; Washington State

February 18, 2017, 7:59 am Earlier this week, proponents of equal rights for LGBT individuals earned hard-fought victories in Jacksonville, Florida and Washington state.

NBA Latest Sports League to Speak Out against Anti-LGBT Bills in Texas

February 17, 2017, 1:16 pm The NBA is re-iterating that policies ensuring players and fans are treated fairly and equally continue to be a top priority in awarding championship games and all-star events.

Washington Supreme Court Rejects Anti-LGBT Discrimination

February 16, 2017, 2:29 pm Washington State’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously this morning that one’s religious beliefs could not be used as an excuse to discriminate against same-sex couples.

Jacksonville City Council Approves LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections

February 14, 2017, 8:12 pm In a 12-6 vote, the Republican-dominated Jacksonville City Council adopted a Human Rights Ordinance that extends nondiscrimination protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in housing, employment and public spaces, such as parks, hospitals and restaurants.

Leading Artists Urge Texas Lawmakers to Reject Anti-LGBT Legislation

February 14, 2017, 3:50 pm More than 140 artists and entertainers from across the country released a letter today urging Texas lawmakers to reject SB 6 and other bills currently pending in the legislature that would make it easier to discriminate against LGBT people.

Week in Review: NFL Voices Opposition to Anti-LGBT Legislation

February 11, 2017, 10:11 pm The NFL cried foul this week as Texas lawmakers consider a dangerous bill that will legalize discrimination against LGBT people.

NFL Warns TX Lawmakers against Discriminatory Bills

February 10, 2017, 11:30 am It’s been less than a week since Houston hosted a historic Super Bowl, but the NFL already is warning lawmakers in Texas that anti-LGBT legislation like SB 6 could imperil a future return to the Lone Star State.
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