Content Filed Under: Legislative Victory

Posts regarding victories in local, state, and federal legislatures having to do with non-discrimination.


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Big Win: Sponsor of Anti-Transgender Bill in Tennessee Pulls Legislation

By Adam Polaski • April 18, 2016, 5:16 pm Today in Tennessee, advocates of equality for LGBT people celebrated an important victory as Rep. Susan Lynn announced she would pull her bill, which would force students to use the restroom that corresponds with their biological sex, ignoring their gender identity.
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Kentucky Senate Approves Inclusive Legislation on Marriage Between Same-Sex Couples

By Adam Polaski • April 1, 2016, 4:57 pm he news today is significant because just a few weeks ago, the same lawmakers approved Senate Bill 5, which sought to create separate marriage license forms for same-sex couples.
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Victory in Virginia: Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Religion to Be Used as an Excuse to Discriminate

By Adam Polaski • March 30, 2016, 10:50 am "We need only look at the damage these types of laws are doing in other states to understand the harm this bill could bring to our Commonwealth and its economy." – Governor McAuliffe
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In 2016 Republican Leaders in Three States Have Rejected Anti-LGBT Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • March 30, 2016, 10:23 am Now more than ever, Republican leaders are decisively rejecting attempts to codify discrimination against LGBT people. In the past month alone, Republicans in three states have rejected such efforts – in South Dakota, West Virginia, and Georgia.
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VICTORY: Georgia Governor Deal Will Veto Sweeping Anti-LGBT Bill

By Adam Polaski • March 28, 2016, 10:13 am Governor Deal’s veto came after an unprecedented national backlash against the bill, which drew condemnation from businesses, athletic organizations, the entertainment industry, people of faith, conservatives, legal experts and others.
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All Anti-LGBT Legislation in Oklahoma Has Been Defeated for 2016

By Adam Polaski • March 11, 2016, 11:06 am Yesterday, advocates in Oklahoma – led by the statewide LGBT group Freedom Oklahoma – celebrated the fact that all legislation targeting the LGBT community in the state has been defeated.
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Missouri Lawmakers Surpass 18 Hours of Filibuster for Anti-LGBT Bill

By Adam Polaski • March 8, 2016, 11:02 am Since Monday, March 7 at 4:00pm CT, a group of dedicated Senators in Missouri have been leading a passionate filibuster against SJR39, legislation that would send to the ballot an anti-LGBT proposed constitutional amendment.
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FORWARD: South Dakota House Sustains Governor’s Veto of Anti-Transgender Bill

By Adam Polaski • March 3, 2016, 2:59 pm Today, March 3, the South Dakota House of Representatives voted to sustain Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s veto of House Bill 1008, invasive legislation that would have irreparably harmed transgender children in the state.
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VICTORY: South Dakota Governor Shows Leadership with Veto of Anti-Transgender Bill

By Adam Polaski • March 1, 2016, 5:12 pm From the transgender people who shared their stories far and wide to the businesses who spoke out – this victory is a testament to the strength of the movement we’re building nationwide.
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Victory: Wisconsin Bill Targeting Transgender Students Dies in Committee

By Adam Polaski • February 22, 2016, 11:07 am he close of the legislative session means that a terrible bill – one that would have prohibited transgender children from using public school facilities that match their gender identity – will not move forward.
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One Day After WA & VA Lawmakers Defeat Similar Bills, South Dakota Committee Advances Anti-Transgender Legislation

By Adam Polaski • February 11, 2016, 12:04 pm This morning, February 11, the South Dakota Senate Education Committee voted to pass House Bill 1008, which forces transgender students in public schools to use facilities that correspond with their biological sex, ignoring their gender identity or expression.