Content Filed Under: Legislative Hearing

News and information on hearings regarding non-discrimination legislation at the local, state, and federal levels.


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Freedom for All Americans’ LGBTQ Legislative Outlook for 2019

By Hannah Willard • December 21, 2018, 12:38 pm The 2019 legislative session will offer opportunities to advance statewide nondiscrimination protections and create movement for a federal law, but also set up potential fights against anti-LGBTQ legislation.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Important Anniversaries, Movement in the Courts, Another Bad Bill in OH, and a Maryland Candidate Makes History

By Shane Stahl • June 29, 2018, 4:06 pm Stories from OH, TX, NY, MD, WA and CO are featured this week.
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Supporters Fill Statehouse During New Hampshire HB 1319 Hearing

By Shane Stahl • February 1, 2018, 12:12 pm Yesterday, hundreds of supporters gathered at the New Hampshire Statehouse in support of HB 1319, referred to by supporters as #TransBillNH, as a hearing on the legislation was convened before the House Judiciary Committee.
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Powerful Testimony Takes Center Stage at Ohio Fairness Act Hearing

By Shane Stahl • February 1, 2018, 11:50 am Constituents from all corners of the Buckeye State filled today's hearing on the Ohio Fairness Act, which would add comprehensive non-discrimination protectons to state law.
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Growing Support for Nondiscrimination on Display during Landmark Hearings in Ohio & New Hampshire

By Adam Polaski • February 1, 2018, 10:24 am Supporters of nondiscrimination turned out in large numbers yesterday in both Ohio and New Hampshire, where lawmakers are considering bills that would ensure LGBTQ people are fully protected from discrimination.
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TODAY: Ohio & New Hampshire Hold Hearings on LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Legislation

By Shane Stahl • January 31, 2018, 9:02 am Two committee hearings will consider the need for LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections.
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Following Marathon Hearing Featuring Opponents of SB6, Texas Senate Committee Advances Anti-LGBT Bill

By Adam Polaski • March 8, 2017, 10:04 am According to reports from the Austin American-Statesman and others in attendance, more than 250 Texans offered public testimony against SB 6, while just 29 spoke out in favor.
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Take Action: Urge Congress to Remove Anti-LGBT Russell Amendment from NDAA

By Adam Polaski • May 19, 2016, 1:55 pm 16.5 million Americans are protected by the executive order – but if the Russell Amendment becomes law, all of these people could be left vulnerable to employment discrimination.
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In Late-Night, 4-Hour Hearing, Missouri Business Leaders Fight for Non-Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • April 13, 2016, 3:30 pm Businesses from across the country and across the state have united in opposition to SJR 39, and lawmakers should heed their warning and consider the implications this legislation would have on Missouri’s economy.
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Video: Mother of Transgender Teen Speaks Out Against North Carolina’s HB 2

By Megan Clayton • March 25, 2016, 2:20 pm Deborah Thomson, whose son Skye is transgender, testified before the North Carolina General Assembly against HB 2.
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Here’s the Sweeping New Anti-LGBT Bill North Carolina Lawmakers Have Proposed in Today’s Special Session

By Adam Polaski • March 23, 2016, 11:00 am Today in North Carolina, leaders in the North Carolina General Assembly unveiled a sweeping bill, designed to target an ordinance recently approved in Charlotte extending comprehensive non-discrimination protections to LGBT residents.
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NC Lawmakers Convene Unprecedented, Costly Special Legislative Session to Repeal Charlotte’s LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Cameron Tolle • March 22, 2016, 9:35 am After weeks of threats, legislative leaders in North Carolina announced that the General Assembly will reconvene tomorrow—Wednesday, March 22nd—for a special legislative session aimed at repealing Charlotte's LGBT non-discrimination law. The unprecedented legislative session will cost taxpayers upwards of $42,000 per day.
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Tennessee House Subcommittee Advances Anti-Transgender “Gender Inspection” bill

By Adam Polaski • March 15, 2016, 7:09 pm Now the bill advances to the the Senate Education Committee, where Tennessee lawmakers should heed the concerns of Governor Haslam by refusing to advance the clearly discriminatory bill.
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LISTEN: Transgender Teenager in South Dakota Urges Governor to Veto Damaging Bill

By Adam Polaski • February 24, 2016, 8:51 am "This law means that no matter what people might think at school, how they might accept me at school, the state doesn't."
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Transgender Veteran and Parent of 3 Daughters Testifies in Support of Florida Non-Discrimination Bill

By Adam Polaski • February 9, 2016, 12:41 pm Do you know what it's like to work each day with the fear that you could be discriminated against because of who you are or who you love, and the knowledge that under our state law there is nothing you can do? Because I do.