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legislation or litigation that has suffered a setback, or situations where non-discrimination protections have been repealed.


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Tennessee House Subcommittee Advances Anti-Transgender “Gender Inspection” bill

By Adam Polaski • March 15, 2016, 7:09 pm Now the bill advances to the the Senate Education Committee, where Tennessee lawmakers should heed the concerns of Governor Haslam by refusing to advance the clearly discriminatory bill.
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Following Historic 40-Hour Filibuster, Missouri Senate Advances Anti-LGBT Constitutional Amendment

By Adam Polaski • March 9, 2016, 9:48 am This historic filibuster grabbed the attention of the nation and should make it clear to lawmakers in states across the country that they cannot quietly pass discriminatory and dangerous legislation like this
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Even Following South Dakota Outcry and Veto, Anti-Transgender Bill in Tennessee to Be Heard on Tuesday

By Adam Polaski • March 4, 2016, 10:27 am In Tennessee, a bill that would target transgender students is scheduled for a hearing on Tuesday, March 8 in the House Education Administration and Planning Subcommittee.
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Georgia Senate Approves Far-Reaching Bill Targeting LGBT People

By Adam Polaski • February 19, 2016, 4:24 pm Today, February 19, after three hours of debate and weeks of people from across the state decrying this discriminatory legislation, the Georgia Senate voted to advance a sweeping anti-LGBT discrimination bill by a 38-14 vote.
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Georgia Lawmakers Intensify Anti-LGBT Bills; Consequences Are Now More Damaging than RFRA

By Adam Polaski • February 18, 2016, 10:54 am As amended this week, the bill – the misleadingly-titled "First Amendment Defense Act" – allows any taxpayer funded, faith-based nonprofit or agency to deny all services based on religious beliefs.
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Virginia and Georgia Lawmakers Advance Bills Allowing for Broad Discrimination Against LGBT People

By Adam Polaski • February 17, 2016, 9:06 am Freedom for All Americans calls on elected officials in Virginia, Georgia, and South Dakota to reject these discriminatory bills that single out LGBT people and others for harm.
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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.
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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.
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Indiana Senate Committee Advances Unacceptable, Exclusionary Bill

By Adam Polaski • January 27, 2016, 10:52 pm Senate Bill 344 must be amended to ensure all Hoosiers, including transgender Hoosiers, are protected from discrimination. It is completely unacceptable in its current form.