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Laws concerning non-discrimination can also have long lasting effects on state adoption processes for LGBTQ individuals and families. Here, how adoption laws were affected by the consideration, passage, or denial of legislation regarding non-discrimination protections.


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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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This Week in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination: Legislative Sessions and Campaigns Wind Down, But Bad Bills Still Alive

By Shane Stahl • April 1, 2018, 12:27 pm This week in nondiscrimination, as state legislative sessions begin to wind down, we’ve seen anti-LGBTQ legislation die, but also several other bills are still on the move that could negatively affect LGBTQ people in their respective states.
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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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This Week in Nondiscrimination: New Hampshire One Step Closer to Full Equality, But Bad News in VA and WV

By Shane Stahl • March 2, 2018, 3:26 pm Fights heat up in Georgia and New Hampshire, West Virginia defeats a bad bill, and Virginia kills a nondiscrimination amendment this week in nondiscrimination.
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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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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Bad Bills Advance, But a Historic Hearing Could Change NH

By Shane Stahl • February 23, 2018, 6:10 pm Our round up of non-discrimination stories for the week of February 18.
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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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This Week in LGBTQ Non-Discrimination: Bill Introductions, Discriminatory Moves, and More

By Shane Stahl • February 16, 2018, 5:55 pm This week in the continuing fight for LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination nationwide, we saw continued legislative pro-LGBTQ victory in South Dakota and a hearing in New Hampshire full of powerful testimony in support of transgender non-discrimination protections in the Granite State.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Lawmakers Miss Opportunity to Strengthen Their States

By Adam Polaski • February 10, 2018, 5:29 pm It's been another busy week for the movement to win LGBTQ non-discrimination as multiple states considered, scheduled hearings, and took votes on legislation to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: A Settlement, a Launch, and Victories in Legislatures

By Shane Stahl • January 12, 2018, 5:46 pm In this week’s news roundup, advances in state legislatures continue to provide momentum for non-discrimination laws across the country.
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Over the Weekend, Texas Lawmakers Advanced Discriminatory Measures Targeting LGBT Youth

By Adam Polaski • May 22, 2017, 10:12 am Members of the Texas Senate have advanced HB 3859, sweeping legislation that allows taxpayer-funded adoption agencies and foster services to legally discriminate against LGBT people and others, to Governor Greg Abbott for his signature.
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Texas Legislature Advances Two Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • May 10, 2017, 11:42 am "It’s discouraging that Texas lawmakers appear so fixated on singling out LGBT people – particularly transgender youth – for discrimination."
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Alabama Governor Signs Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill into Law

By Adam Polaski • May 3, 2017, 7:27 pm The new law allows taxpayer funded child placement agencies to discriminate against loving and qualified parents based on the agency’s moral or religious beliefs.
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Alabama Governor Must Veto Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Child Welfare Legislation

By Adam Polaski • April 26, 2017, 4:54 pm Late on Tuesday, April 25, the Alabama House of Representatives gave final approval to a measure allowing taxpayer funded child placement agencies to discriminate against loving and qualified parents based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Shameful: South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard Signs Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill into Law

By Adam Polaski • March 10, 2017, 7:19 pm The new law will allow taxpayer-funded child-placement agencies to deny services, including adoption and foster care, to qualified and loving LGBT individuals, based on the agency’s religious or moral convictions.