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GOP lawmakers push to ban LGBT conversion therapy in Utah

Seymour Tribune • February 22, 2019, 2:29 pm Two Republican lawmakers proposed a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors in conservative Utah on Thursday, a plan that’s been hailed as a milestone by advocates and won’t be opposed by the influential Mormon church.
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Sen. Hill on LGBT discrimination protections: ‘The risks of doing nothing are great on both sides’

Idaho Press • February 21, 2019, 12:30 pm We have made great progress and have developed a workable framework for future discussion. We now invite religious leaders and LGBT rights advocates in our communities to join together to develop a path forward that will benefit all stakeholders. We stand willing to help facilitate such dialogue among those seeking freedom for all.
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AZ lawmakers: Non-discrimination laws should protect LGBTQ Arizonans, too

Tuscon.Com • February 14, 2019, 10:28 am Equality isn’t a red or a blue issue — it’s an American issue. That’s why, for the second year in a row, we are proud to introduce bipartisan legislation to update Arizona’s current non-discrimination law to include sexual orientation and gender identity with House Bill 2546 and Senate Bill 1249.
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Governor: People should be identified as they want to be identified

ABC 4 • February 9, 2019, 10:33 am The Governor of Utah weighed in on a bill that would ban transgender people from changing the gender on their birth certificates.
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Michael Berlucchi: A chance to stand for equality

Pilot Online • January 31, 2019, 10:34 am I BELIEVE that every person in Virginia should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and be free from any form of discrimination.
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Executive Orders: Kasich, Snyder, and DeWine Take Action

By Natasha Smith • January 12, 2019, 8:00 am The bipartisan momentum for LGBTQ nondiscrimination is undeniable, and Republican lawmakers are taking action to protect their LGBTQ constituents from discrimination.
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Republican Governor Chris Sununu Signs Transgender Protections into Law in New Hampshire

By Hannah Willard • December 17, 2018, 12:37 pm New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed protections for transgender people into law this year, expressing strong support and speaking out in favor of transgender rights.
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As Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Retires from Congress, We Reflect on Her Legacy of LGBTQ Inclusion within the Republican Party

December 17, 2018, 12:28 pm Her voice has been one of the loudest Republican voices on Capitol Hill in support of dignity and equality for transgender people and demonstrates that equality is not about partisanship or politics – it’s about people.
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Orrin Hatch urges Republicans to protect LGBTQ rights

MetroWeekly • December 13, 2018, 3:42 pm "Protecting religious liberty and preserving the rights of LGBTQ individuals are not mutually exclusive," said Hatch in a Senate speech.
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Tracking Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s Change of Heart on Transgender Protections

By Hannah Willard • November 7, 2018, 12:29 pm Massachusetts’ Republican Governor Charlie Baker went on a personal journey from opposing transgender rights to full support, even making a personal donation to the campaign working to uphold those protections at the ballot.
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How Conservative Lawmakers in Massachusetts Became Supporters of Transgender Dignity

By Hannah Willard • July 10, 2018, 12:32 pm Just as we saw with efforts to win marriage equality, everyday Americans from all political backgrounds are moved to support transgender nondiscrimination measures by opportunities to become more familiar with transgender people.
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Republicans are essential to winning full LGBT freedom

CNN • June 8, 2018, 11:50 am While many Republicans, and more every year, are supportive of the LGBT community, there are holdouts and there are still issues to be resolved.
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Jennifer Williams Is Transgender, Republican, and Not Giving Up

The Daily Beast • April 2, 2018, 11:50 am Jennifer Williams, the first openly transgender delegate to attend a Republican National Convention, relishes changing party hearts and minds on Trump's military ban, and more.
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Transgender Women Make Their Case For Inclusion at Annual CPAC Gathering

By Shane Stahl • March 8, 2018, 5:00 pm A group of conservative transgender women speak about why they attended the annual CPAC gathering, and how they hope to educate conservatives about issues concerning the LGBTQ community.
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Mother to New Hampshire Lawmakers: Protect Transgender Teens with Legislation

February 10, 2018, 12:38 pm This piece was originally published in The New Hampshire Union Leader in February 2018 ahead of statewide discussion about dignity for transgender people in the Granite State. The editorial was written by Linda Fishbaugh, a Republican and the mother of a daughter who is transgender.