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California Prohibits State-Funded Travel to Five States That Recently Enacted Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

California recently banned state-funded travel to five states that have recently enacted anti-LGBTQ legislation.

November 22nd, 2022

In response to House Bill 1084, California’s government has prohibited all state-funded travel to Georgia. 1084, which was recently passed in Georgia, bans transgender women from playing on athletic teams that match the gender with which they identify. In addition to prohibiting travel to Georgia, California has similarly prohibited state-funded travel to several other states, including Read More


Michigan Legislature Passes Resolution Against LGBTQ Training Session

The Michigan state senate voted to condemn an LGBTQ training session for Michigan educators that it claimed was threatening parental rights.

November 18th, 2022

A dispute regarding an LGBTQ training session in which Michigan teachers were taught how to help LGBTQ students has led to requests that Michigan’s superintendent resign. Training from Michigan’s Department of Education instructed teachers how to discuss a student’s suicidal thoughts with parents without potentially outing the student, and having the student guide that process. Republicans Read More


Virginia Legislature Fails to Remove Same-Sex Marriage Ban from State Constitution

Last year, bills were passed to begin repealing Virginia's invalid same-sex marriage ban that remains in its state constitution.

November 2nd, 2022

In 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued the landmark decision of Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage throughout the country. Despite this Supreme Court decision, discrimination against same-sex couples remains in countless state constitutions, in the form of bans on same-sex marriage.  Virginia’s state constitution is one of the harshest when it comes Read More


Lawsuit Emerges Over Ohio Medical Conscience Clause Allowing Denial of Treatment to LGBTQ+ Individuals

West Virginia's governor signed an abortion restriction into law, making the state the second to restrict abortion since the fall of Roe.

October 4th, 2022

A recent lawsuit claims that the “medical conscience clause” in an over $70 billion budget bill goes against the terms of the single-subject requirement found in Ohio’s Constitution. This clause lets medical professionals decline to provide services to individuals based on their religious, ethical, or moral beliefs. Ohio’s single-subject regulations prohibit legislatures from placing policies in bills Read More


Virginia Legislators Block Effort to Remove Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition

The U.S. Senate delayed a vote on the Respect for Marriage Act to protect same-sex marriage until after the midterm elections.

May 24th, 2022

A Virginia House subcommittee recently struck down legislation that would have given voters in the state the chance to update the constitution. The legislation in question would have potentially removed a now defunct same-sex marriage prohibition in the Virginia state constitution.  The Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition in the State Constitution In 2006, Virginia passed the Marshall-Newman Read More


Four Colorado Legislators Introduce Anti-LGBTQ Law

Because same-sex marital rights also arise from the same 14th amendment protections cited in Roe, LGBTQ+ individuals are worried.

March 20th, 2020

The country’s treatment of LGBTQ individuals has changed substantially over the last decade. Among other developments, the United States Supreme Court in 2015 ruled that same-sex marriage must be recognized nationwide. Despite such advancements, four Colorado lawmakers recently introduced a bill to prohibit same-sex marriage in the state. The anti-LGBTQ law also would have prohibited Read More


North Dakota Senate Votes Against Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Bill

One member of a same-sex couple in Alaska was recently denied her 2019 Permanent Fund dividends because of an outdated law prohibiting same-sex marriage.

February 15th, 2019

At the end of January, 2019, the North Dakota senate defeated legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The senator, who was the primary sponsor of the bill, also known as Senate Bill 2303, has said that the measure was created to decrease the rate at which discrimination against LGBTQ individuals occurs in Read More


Anti-LGBT Discrimination Laws To Be Reviewed in Arizona

Courts in Arizona will hear arguments connected to a 2016 lawsuit that challenges a section of Phoenix’s nondiscrimination ordinance.

January 17th, 2019

In less than a month, courts in Arizona will hear arguments connected to a 2016 lawsuit that challenge a section of Phoenix’s nondiscrimination ordinance that applies to gender identity and sexual orientation. While it remains uncertain how this case will be resolved, it will have a substantial impact on LGBT laws in Arizona and might Read More


Massachusetts Affirms Transgender Protection Law

A Massachusetts state law that is designed to protect transgender individuals from discrimination in areas like restrooms has been affirmed by a statewide referendum.

November 13th, 2018

A Massachusetts state law that is designed to protect transgender individuals from discrimination, including in areas like locker rooms and restrooms, has been affirmed. This decision comes after opponents of the anti-discrimination law collected enough signatures for a repeal question to be placed on the ballot. With this vote, Massachusetts has become the first state Read More


How Justice Kavanaugh Could Alter Landmark Cases

Trump's new regulations were directed primarily toward contraceptive coverage, but they also have implications for LGBTQ individuals in the country.

November 9th, 2018

  At the beginning of July 2018, President Trump announced his decision to appoint Brett Kavanaugh to fill the spot left by the retirement of Justice Kennedy, and last month, Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in to the Supreme Court. While Justice Kavanaugh previously served on the US Court of Appeals for Read More