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’s Republican Governor Ready to “Move Forward” on Transgender Non-Discrimination Legislation

By Shane Stahl • January 30, 2018, 3:26 pm In an interview with New Hampshire paper The Union Leader, Republican Governor Chris Sununu indicated he supports updating the state’s current non-discrimination laws to include transgender people.
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Historic Vote in Virginia State Senate Advances Non-Discrimination Legislation One Step Closer to Passage

By Shane Stahl • January 26, 2018, 1:32 pm In a historic vote, the Virginia State Senate has passed legislation updating state law to protect LGBTQ Virginians in both public employment and housing.
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Virginia Senate Committee Advances Two Non-Discrimination Bills, Building Momentum for Statewide Protections

By Shane Stahl • January 23, 2018, 12:31 pm Late Monday afternoon, the Virginia Senate General Laws Committee approved two bills that would prevent discrimination against LGBTQ people in both housing and public employment.
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Stay Up-to-Date on Legislative Sessions Nationwide with Our Legislative Tracking Tool

By Shane Stahl • January 19, 2018, 11:41 am Freedom For All Americans is excited to announce the 2018 launch of our Legislative Tracker resource.
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Virginia Governor Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBTQ State Workers and Contractors

By Shane Stahl • January 17, 2018, 11:24 am Governor Ralph Northam signed several executive orders after his inauguration, including an update to non-discrimination protections for state employees and contractors.
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New Hampshire Legislative Session Renews the Fight to Pass #TransBillNH

By Shane Stahl • January 3, 2018, 11:36 am The 2018 New Hampshire legislature has reconvened, and among the legislation being considered is #TransBillNH, the bill to secure statewide non-discrimination protections for transgender people.
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Ohio Fairness Act to Receive January Hearing, Signaling Momentum in the Buckeye State

By Shane Stahl • January 2, 2018, 1:26 pm The Ohio legislature is set to hear testimony on the Ohio Fairness Act, the first LGBTQ non-discrimination bill to be heard in 8 years.
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After Stellar Advocacy, PA Lawmakers Unanimously Remove Anti-Transgender Amendment in Children’s Health Insurance Bill

By Shane Stahl • November 22, 2017, 10:13 am Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's office thanked the House for a unanimous vote removing a harmful anti-transgender amendment from children's insurance legislation.
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Montana Legislators Sneak in Anti-Transgender Attacks During Special Session

By Shane Stahl • November 15, 2017, 1:23 pm On Tuesday, Montana lawmakers convened a special session of the legislature, ostensibly to discuss the state’s budget problems; however, during the session, a small group of Senators co-opted discussion and introduced a bill that would stop a rule making it easier for transgender Montanans to change the gender marker on their birth certificate to match the gender they live every day.
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Tennessee Senate Committee Rejects Anti-Transgender Bill, Likely Defeating It For The Session

By Megan Clayton • March 22, 2017, 5:11 pm A dangerous bill, SB 771, that would have prohibited students from using the restrooms that match the gender they live as every day has just been defeated in Tennessee, meaning that it and its House counterpart, House Bill 888, will not advance this year.