A Tennessee measure that would have required the state to defend schools in court if they were sued for limiting transgender students' access to bathrooms. A South Dakota bill that would have required signs on some public restroom doors notifying users that a person of the opposite sex might be inside. A "religious liberties" bill in Georgia that would have given legal protection to faith-based adoption agencies that decline to place children with same-sex couples. An ever-growing number of states — at least a dozen — have passed bills banning the practice of "gay conversion therapy" on minors. And voters in Anchorage, Alaska, rejected a ballot measure that would have restricted transgender people's access to public restrooms. … [Read more...] about Bills to Curtail LGBT Rights Are Failing in State Legislatures
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To the extent that the tide has turned, it’s due partly to the fallout over the North Carolina bill in 2016. The NCAA and NBA pulled games from the state; there were projections before lawmakers rolled back the restrictions that the law would cost the state several billion dollars in lost business. … [Read more...] about Bills targeting LGBT rights are failing across the US
Rep. Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon, who had expressed issues with the bill’s language in the past, said he was just coming down the elevator when he found out the vote had already occurred. After the vote he said he had no comment “because I don't know what happened. We're still trying to figure it out." … [Read more...] about Push for LGBT rights in Missouri clears hurdle — but unlikely to become law this year
North Carolina’s legislature recently passed a law that prevents transgender people from using government-run bathrooms corresponding to the gender with which they identify. The law — House Bill 2 (HB2) — has incited a state-wide civil liberties b Ali Rizvi, Nicole L. Cvetnic and Sohail Al-Jamea / McClatchy … [Read more...] about Republican and gay: Can the GOP change on LGBT rights?
The Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian law firm, called it “a great day for religious freedom.” But JoDee Winterhof of the Human Rights Campaign, a national LGBT-rights group, depicted the two directives as “an all-out assault, on women, LGBT people and others” as the administration fulfilled a “wish list” of the religious right. … [Read more...] about Trump’s One-Two Punch Hits Birth Control, LGBT Rights