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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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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: NH Momentum as Trump Abandons Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 24, 2017, 5:21 pm In one of the busiest weeks for the LGBT movement in months, equality for transgender Americans was discussed by millions.
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Alabama House Committee Won’t Advance Bill Targeting LGBT Families

By Megan Clayton • May 4, 2016, 9:34 am The Alabama House Rules Committee voted today not to advance House Bill 158, a far-reaching piece of legislation that would have allowed a taxpayer-funded adoption and foster agencies to use religion as an excuse to turn away capable and loving parents, including those who are LGBT.
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Alabama Lawmakers Advance Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill

By Adam Polaski • April 14, 2016, 9:41 am This morning, the Alabama House of Representatives is expected to consider House Bill 158, which advanced out of the House Health Committee yesterday, April 13
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South Dakota Lawmakers Have Advanced Three Anti-LGBT Bills in the Past Week

By Adam Polaski • February 4, 2016, 10:36 am Yesterday in South Dakota, lawmakers from the House State Affairs Committee voted to advance H.B. 1007 and H.B. 1112, two bills that seek to chip away at gains the LGBT community has made in the past several years.