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TALKING POINTS: NBA All Star Game Athlete Allies on July 27, 2016 This content is only viewable by Equality Federation state and national partners. Please login to view this content. Login
Washington State ‘bathroom initiative,’ fails to make November ballot Seattle PI on July 7, 2016 The “bathroom initiative” will not be on Washington’s November ballot. Supporters of Initiative 1515 have canceled their Friday appointment to turn in signatures at the office of Secretary of State Kim Wyman, according to a late Thursday statement from spokesman Dave Ammons. The in
RESOURCE: A New Wave of Anti-LGBTQ Bills – What Can Funders Do? Funders for LGBTQ Issues on May 31, 2016 In recent months, states across the country have passed or introduced extreme anti-LGBTQ bills. From North Carolina’s HB2 law to Mississippi’s “religious exemption” bill, LGBTQ communities, and transgender people in particular, are being targeted during this year’s legislative cycle in an
REPORT: Talking about religious exemptions laws Movement Advancement Project on May 17, 2016 This content is only viewable by Equality Federation state and national partners. Please login to view this content. Login
RESOURCE: A Comprehensive Guide To The Debunked “Bathroom Predator” Myth Media Matters for America on May 5, 2016 Our friends at Media Matters for America debunk the “bathroom predator” myth with a video and infographics. Conservatives have long peddled the myth that sexual predators will exploit nondiscrimination laws to sneak into women’s restrooms by pretending to be transgender. The “b
Why LGBT Advocates Say Bathroom ‘Predators’ Argument Is a Red Herring TIME on May 2, 2016 From North Carolina to South Dakota, supporters of controversial bills seeking to limit transgender people’s use of public restrooms have repeatedly made that argument. There is little hard evidence to back up this assertion, but LGBT advocates and other opponents of the bills have had to develop
In the South, We Only Lose When We Do Not Fight Nadine Smith, Equality Florida on April 13, 2016 That powerful moment from Apollo 13 keeps playing in my head with each new headline from North Carolina showing the growing resistance from within and beyond the state’s borders to HB2, the law aimed at legalizing anti-LGBT discrimination. I am moved by the steady drumbeat of opposition from f
REPORT: Striking a Balance: Advancing Civil and Human Rights While Preserving Religious Liberty The Leadership Conference Education Fund on March 31, 2016 This content is only viewable by Equality Federation state and national partners. Please login to view this content. Login
DRAFT TALKING POINTS: Anti-Transgender Bathroom Ban Proposals Movement Advancement Project on March 2, 2016 This content is only viewable by Equality Federation state and national partners. Please login to view this content. Login
NEW REPORT: Beyond Same-sex Marriage: Attitudes on LGBT Nondiscrimination Laws and Religious Exemptions Public Religion Research Institute on February 19, 2016 As states across the country prepare for legislative battles around LGBT nondiscrimination and religious exemption laws, PRRI’s new report finds that 71 percent of Americans — including majorities in all 50 states and 30 major metropolitan areas — support laws that would protect ga