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South Dakota House Passes Anti-LGBT Bill Targeting Transgender Students

January 27, 2016, 6:03 pm Legislators in the South Dakota House of Representatives today passed HB 1008, a bill that singles out transgender students and bans them from using restrooms and facilities that correspond to their gender identity.

Indiana Senate Committee Stops ‘Super RFRA’

January 27, 2016, 9:30 am This morning, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee did not have any testimony or votes on Senate Bill 66, also known as Super RFRA, which means the bill is dead for the legislative season.

Indianapolis out $60 Million Due to Anti-LGBT Religious Exemption Legislation

January 26, 2016, 2:23 pm A new report from Visit Indy found that Indianapolis has lost as much as $60 million in business due to the religious exemption bill that was signed into law last year.

Historic: Florida’s Republican-Controlled Senate Set to Hold Hearing on LGBT Nondiscrimination Bill

January 25, 2016, 3:07 pm Florida’s Senate Judiciary Committee will hear the Florida Competitive Workforce Act tomorrow afternoon – the first time a nondiscrimination bill covering lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has received a hearing in the Sunshine State.

Report: Cities that protect LGBT Hoosiers from discrimination earn more jobs, have stronger economies

January 21, 2016, 1:35 pm This morning, Indiana Competes released a new analysis showing that the vast majority of the announced economic investment and “high-wage” job commitments since April, 2015 are located in communities with human rights ordinances protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from discrimination.

New Georgia Bill Makes It Easier for Businesses and Government Contractors to Discriminate against Same-Sex Families

January 20, 2016, 3:27 pm A state lawmaker in Georgia today introduced a wide-sweeping bill that would expose legally married same-sex couples and their children to unprecedented levels of discrimination from individuals, public and private businesses and companies contracting with the state government.

Poll: Indianapolis Tourism Takes Hit because of RFRA Legislation

January 20, 2016, 10:43 am A new poll released today by Visit Indy shows that the Hoosier state’s reputation remains damaged after Gov. Mike Pence signed the religious exemptions bill into law last year.

Kirk becomes First GOP Senator to Co-Sponsor Equality Act

January 19, 2016, 9:47 pm This evening, Mark Kirk of Illinois became the first GOP Senator to cosponsor The Equality Act.

Montana Governor Issues Executive Order Protecting LGBT State Employees

January 19, 2016, 11:23 am In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Montana Governor Steve Bullock issued an executive order yesterday prohibiting discrimination against state employees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

FFAA Recognizes Religious Freedom Day

January 16, 2016, 1:11 pm Today is the 229th anniversary of the adoption of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom.

Federal Nondiscrimination Bill Gets First Republican Co-Sponsor

January 15, 2016, 12:07 pm Today Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL) announced his support for the Equality Act, a federal bill that would protect all Americans from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Pence Refuses to Support Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBT Hoosiers

January 12, 2016, 8:13 pm In his fourth State of the State Address, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence refused to support nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Hoosiers.

New England Professional Sports Teams Announce Support of MA Transgender Bill

January 11, 2016, 2:26 pm Today the New England Patriots, New England Revolution, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, and TD Garden announced their support of a bill that would protect transgender people in Massachusetts from discrimination in public places, joining the Boston Red Sox, which announced its support in November.

Major Businesses Speaking Up for Nondiscrimination Protections in Georgia

January 7, 2016, 4:25 pm A new coalition of nearly 100 businesses has launched to promote nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people across Georgia.

FFAA Statement on Indiana SB 344

January 7, 2016, 1:07 pm This morning, members of the Indiana State Senate introduced Senate Bill 344, the second proposed piece of legislation this session to address the state's lack of nondiscrimination protections for LGBT Hoosiers.