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Massachusetts GOP Governor Signs Transgender Rights Bill ABC News  •  July 8, 2016 Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill into law Friday guaranteeing that transgender people can use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identities. Baker said no one should be discriminated against in Massachusetts because of their identity. Massachusetts becomes the
A GOP Congressman Is Planning An LGBT Nondiscrimination Bill — With Exceptions Buzzfeed  •  June 21, 2016 Republican Congressman Charlie Dent told BuzzFeed News on Tuesday that he plans to introduce a bill as soon as July to ban LGBT discrimination in certain settings — with some exceptions for people of faith. The Pennsylvania representative predicted his legislation could win support in the Republic
Cleveland Council Poised To Vote Soon On Transgender Restroom Bill Buzzfeed  •  June 2, 2016 The Cleveland City Council could vote as soon as Monday on legislation that would protect transgender people’s right to use restrooms that match their gender identity in restaurants, theaters, and other places of public accommodation, Council President Kevin Kelley told BuzzFeed News. In doing so,
Massachusetts poised to become 19th state banning trans discrimination MSNBC  •  June 1, 2016 The Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill to ban discrimination in public accommodations on the basis of gender identity, positioning the Bay State one step closer to joining 18 others in offering broad civil rights protections to the LGBT community. Lawmakers in the De
Utah bill protecting LGBT from discrimination is cut Local News 8  •  March 2, 2016 A bill that would have made it illegal for businesses to refuse to serve gay or transgender people for religious reasons will not pass this year. Bill sponsor Democratic Sen. Jim Dabakis of Salt Lake City says he doesn’t want to distract from a pending hate crime proposal which would add prote
Indiana Just Refused to Pass Even the Most Basic of LGBT Civil Rights Bills Towleroad  •  February 19, 2016 Indiana lawmakers on Thursday failed to pass even the most basic of LGBT civil rights bill that would have protected Hoosiers from work-place discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Indiana has struggled with LGBT rights since Governor Mike Pence signed into law the hein
New LGBT Non-Discrimination Bill Filed in Kentucky with Bipartisan Support Freedom For All Americans  •  February 16, 2016 This week, lawmakers in Kentucky introduced new legislation seeking to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Kentucky from discrimination – and for the first time, according to Kentucky’s statewide LGBT organization the Fairness Campaign, the legislation has bipartisan supp
LGBT Activists Protest Georgia ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill Time  •  February 10, 2016 LGBT rights activists on Tuesday protested a Georgia bill that would grant a religious person the right to not perform a same-sex marriage ceremony. The “Pastor Protection Act” is meant to “reassure the faith community” that people won’t have to perform marriage ceremonies that don’t
Florida LGBT Rights Bill Dead; Still Legal to Fire Someone for Being Gay Miami New Times  •  February 10, 2016 Even though same-sex marriage is now legal in Florida, it’s also still completely within the law for an employer to fire someone for being gay or a landlord to deny housing to a transgender tenant in large swaths of the state. For the tenth time, a coalition of bipartisan lawmakers (yes, even
Bill banning LGBT discrimination nearly dies, will be re-heard Tuesday Tampa Bay Times  •  February 8, 2016 Minutes after leaving it for dead Monday, senators breathed new life into a proposal to ban discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Floridians. Supporters have one last shot Tuesday to pass the bill (SB 120), which would ban discrimination in employment, housing and public acco