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legislation or litigation that has suffered a setback, or situations where non-discrimination protections have been repealed.


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U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Rules Against Lesbian Woman Who Faced Employment Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • July 29, 2016, 11:47 am This week the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit rejected claims from a lesbian woman in Indiana who experienced employment discrimination.
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Anti-LGBT Opponents in Massachusetts Mount Effort to Repeal Critical Transgender Protections

By Adam Polaski • July 19, 2016, 11:46 am If the opposition gathers several thousand signatures in the next 78 days, the motion to repeal #TransBillMA will go to a vote for the November 2018 ballot.
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Oklahoma Legislators Push for Last-Ditch Effort to Discriminate Against Transgender People

By Adam Polaski • May 20, 2016, 12:19 pm This week in Oklahoma, lawmakers opposed to LGBT non-discrimination protections introduced legislation that targets transgender students and their ability to use the restroom at school.
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Anti-LGBT Amendment That Would Void Obama’s Non-Discrimination Executive Order Advances in U.S. Congress

By Adam Polaski • May 18, 2016, 12:36 pm The measure, introduced by Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK), is a vaguely written amendment that would allow federal contractors to discriminate against LGBT employees, likely upending President Obama's 2014 executive order extending LGBT nondiscrimination protections to employees of federal contractors.
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Anti-LGBT Measures – including the First Amendment Defense Act – are on the Move in Congress

By Adam Polaski • May 4, 2016, 3:55 pm Two measures allowing for discrimination against LGBT people are moving in the House of Representatives – even as states like North Carolina and Mississippi continue to experience economic backlash from approving similar bills.
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Leading Mental Health Organizations Say HB 2 Will Lead to ‘Hardship’ and ‘Suffering’ for LGBT North Carolinians

By Megan Clayton • May 4, 2016, 12:40 pm Two of North Carolina’s leading mental health policy and advocacy groups issued a statement today denouncing House Bill 2 and urging lawmakers to consider the demonstrated negative effects that such legislation has on LGBT people.
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Gov. McCrory’s Narrow HB2 Executive Order Leaves Correction of Anti-LGBT Law to North Carolina General Assembly

By Adam Polaski • April 12, 2016, 3:05 pm The only way to restore North Carolina's reputation is to repeal House Bill 2 and pass comprehensive nondiscrimination protections that protect all North Carolinians from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Two Anti-LGBT Bills Advance in Tennessee; Lawmakers Must Reject Discrimination

By Megan Clayton • April 7, 2016, 12:10 pm On Wednesday the Tennessee education committee reversed its previous decision and advanced the HB 2414, bringing it one step closer to becoming law.
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SHAMEFUL: Mississippi Governor Bryant Signs Anti-LGBT HB1523 into Law, Ignoring Business Concerns

By Adam Polaski • April 5, 2016, 12:58 pm This morning, April 5, Governor Phil Bryant in Mississippi signed the anti-LGBT bill HB1523 into law. One thing is certain – HB1523 is targeted...targeted directly at the thousands of LGBT people who call Mississippi home.
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Mississippi Senate Advances Sweeping Anti-LGBT Bill

By Adam Polaski • March 31, 2016, 10:14 am Mississippi’s long history of discrimination took another unfortunate turn today as the state Senate advanced one of the most onerous and virulently anti-LGBT pieces of legislation in the nation.
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North Carolinians and Allies Nationwide Speak Out on Why Anti-LGBT Legislation Hurts

By Adam Polaski • March 29, 2016, 4:11 pm We asked people across the state and from all over the country to share their stories with us – and tell us why anti-LGBT legislation, including HB2 hurts. Here were their responses.
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Video: Mother of Transgender Teen Speaks Out Against North Carolina’s HB 2

By Megan Clayton • March 25, 2016, 2:20 pm Deborah Thomson, whose son Skye is transgender, testified before the North Carolina General Assembly against HB 2.
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Less than 12 Hours After Its Introduction, North Carolina Governor Signs Anti-LGBT Bill into Law

By Adam Polaski • March 24, 2016, 9:15 am During a legislative session that has seen the introduction of more than 150+ bills designed to codify discrimination against LGBT Americans in dozens of states, lawmakers today in the North Carolina General Assembly passed one of the worst, most extreme of those bills.
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North Carolina Passes Shameful Anti-LGBT Bill, One of the Most Extreme in the Nation

By Adam Polaski • March 23, 2016, 6:46 pm During a legislative session that has seen the introduction of more than 150+ bills designed to codify discrimination against LGBT Americans in dozens of states, lawmakers today in the North Carolina General Assembly passed one of the worst, most extreme of those bills.
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Georgia Lawmakers Advance Terrible Anti-LGBT Bill Even After Weeks of Statewide Opposition

By Adam Polaski • March 16, 2016, 6:33 pm Today, March 16, lawmakers in the Georgia House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to push through terrible legislation that would allow for broad, painful discrimination against LGBT people across the state.