Content Filed Under: Setback

Stories of non-discrimination legislation or litigation that has suffered a setback, or situations where non-discrimination protections have been repealed.

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Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer Signs Dangerous Anti-LGBTQ Child Welfare Bill, Latest in Disturbing Trend

By Adam Polaski • May 18, 2018, 6:33 pm “This new law will hurt kids in Kansas who are in need of safe, loving homes. It’s dangerous and irresponsible to enact laws that will impact LGBTQ families and kids, and that prevent perfectly qualified same-sex couples and others from starting families."
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Oklahoma Governor Signs Dangerous Anti-LGBT Child Welfare Bill Into Law

By Angela Dallara • May 11, 2018, 8:50 pm Tonight, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed SB 1140—allowing taxpayer-funded adoption and foster-care agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ families. SB 1140 is the first explicitly anti-LGBTQ bill to be signed into law in 2018.
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Kansas Governor Urged to Veto Anti-LGBTQ Bill Child Welfare Bill

By Adam Polaski • May 4, 2018, 10:39 am Early Friday morning the Kansas Senate voted 24-15 in favor of a SB284, a bill that could allow child welfare agencies a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people, single mothers, and other families.
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First Anti-LGBTQ Bill to Pass Through State Legislature in 2018 Expected to Reach Oklahoma Governor’s Desk

By Adam Polaski • May 2, 2018, 10:52 am SB 1140, dangerous adoption legislation that would allow child welfare and adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ people when placing children in a home by claiming a “religious or moral exemption," is headed to Governor Mary Fallin's desk, the first discriminatory legislation to advance through a state legislature in 2018.
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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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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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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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SCOTUS Denies Review in Cases Challenging Mississippi’s Anti-LGBTQ Law

January 8, 2018, 9:56 am Today the United States Supreme Court denied review in two cases, Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant and Bryant v. Barber, both challenging Mississippi’s HB 1523 passed in April 2016 and effective in October 2017.
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Missouri Legislators Introduce 4 Anti-LGBTQ BIlls for 2018 Session

By Shane Stahl • January 5, 2018, 2:01 pm The state of Missouri’s legislative session has begun this week, and already, four blatantly anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced for consideration.
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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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In Out-of-Step Ruling, Judge in Louisiana Rules Against Governor’s LGBTQ Executive Order

By Shane Stahl • November 2, 2017, 2:22 pm Bel Edwards’ order was a first step in working to secure protections for LGBTQ Louisianans - and Freedom For All Americans thanks Governor Bel Edwards for his efforts in protecting LGBTQ state workers and contractors.
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Advocates Stand with LGBTQ Mississippians as Nation’s Most Extreme Anti-LGBTQ Law Takes Effect

By Adam Polaski • October 10, 2017, 12:40 pm House Bill 1523, the nation’s most extreme anti-LGBTQ law, is now in effect across Mississippi. The measure went into effect after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ dismissed a lower federal court ruling striking down the law as unconstitutional.
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With Denial of Rehearing, Nation’s Most Anti-LGBTQ Law Set to Take Effect Friday in Mississippi

By Adam Polaski • October 2, 2017, 9:58 am "HB 1523 is a reckless law that discriminates against and hurts the LGBT community. We have fought this from day one and will continue to do so with every tool available to us."
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Texas Senate Approves Anti-Transgender Legislation Despite Warnings from Business, Law Enforcement & More

By Adam Polaski • July 25, 2017, 7:41 pm "Texas Senators are once again ignoring the overwhelming majority of voices from across the state who came together to speak out against this discriminatory legislation."
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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."