Content Filed Under: 2018 Legislative Momentum

The 2018 legislative session has seen many bills and ordinances brought for hearings, discussions, and eventual votes.


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New Hampshire Committee Hearing One of the Final Steps to Statewide Protections for Transgender People

By Shane Stahl • April 16, 2018, 1:43 pm New Hampshire prepares for a hearing this week that could advance the state one step closer to full lived equality for LGBTQ people across the Granite State.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Adoption Battles Rage, History is Made in VT, & NH Nears Finish Line

By Shane Stahl • April 13, 2018, 4:52 pm Our roundup of nondiscrimination news for the week of April 8.
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Following Anchorage Ballot Win, Spotlight Turns to ‘The Next Transgender Rights Battleground’

By Shane Stahl • April 11, 2018, 4:14 pm An article from Politico sums up the fight in Massachusetts to protect transgender people at the ballot this November, calling the Bay State "the next transgender rights battleground."
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So Far, 2018 Has Been Marked by Huge Victories for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • April 6, 2018, 11:05 pm Legislative and judicial LGBTQ victories in 2018 have continued to build momentum for LGBTQ equality nationwide, even in the face of a presidential administration that has sought to roll back advancements. With 8 months left in the year, here is a sampling of victories so far in 2018.
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BREAKING: Trump Administration Doubles Down on Anti-Transgender Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • March 23, 2018, 9:53 pm The White House made clear this evening that -- despite multiple legal challenges and injunctions -- it's committed to seeing through a discriminatory policy that bans transgender Americans from serving their country.
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Openly Gay Lawmakers Reintroduce Student Nondiscrimination Act in House and Senate

By Shane Stahl • March 22, 2018, 4:16 pm Jared Polis and Senator Tammy Baldwin reintroduced the Student Nondiscrimination Act (SNDA) on Wednesday, which would prohibit discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Oklahoma Senate Passes Discriminatory Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Bill

By Shane Stahl • March 15, 2018, 9:09 am SB 1140 would allow private and publicly funded adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ couples and individuals based on religious or moral claims.
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MAJOR VICTORY: New Hampshire House Advances Bill to Protect Transgender People from Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • March 7, 2018, 1:15 pm In a federal landscape that has proven increasingly hostile to transgender Americans, New Hampshire has taken an important step forward to showcase their values of freedom and individual liberty for all.
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Public Opposition Grows as Georgia Legislature Considers Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Bill

By Shane Stahl • February 28, 2018, 12:46 pm Public opposition to an anti-LGBTQ adoption bill in Georgia is escalating after it passed in the state senate, including that of major public figures.
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Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill Advances to Full Senate in Georgia

By Shane Stahl • February 20, 2018, 2:46 pm An anti-LGBTQ adoption bill was advanced out of committee in Georgia this week, making its way to the State Senate for a full floor vote.
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For the Third Year in a Row, Anti-Transgender Legislation in South Dakota Fails

By Shane Stahl • February 14, 2018, 2:44 pm Lawmakers voted down a bill on February 12 that would have required schools to make their bathroom policies regarding transgender students public.
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Virginia Subcommittee Follows Lead of Speaker of the House, Blocking Pro-LGBTQ Legislation

By Adam Polaski • February 8, 2018, 4:52 pm Several of the bills dismissed today enjoyed bipartisan support in Richmond and had easily cleared the State Senate. But yesterday, House Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) moved swiftly and with little public notice to kill the bills in subcommittee.  
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Wisconsin Lawmakers Must Defeat Dangerous Attack on Local Attempts to Protect LGBTQ Residents

By Shane Stahl • February 7, 2018, 12:56 pm Legislation in Wisconsin has been introduced this week, which would interfere with local communities’ attempts to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
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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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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.