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Legislation

DelBene’s Fix for Survivors of Child Abuse Clears House in Must-Pass Legislation

Politics
The House Friday passed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018, which included Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) bipartisan Child Abuse Accountability Enhancement Act to close a legal loophole that denies justice for some survivors of child abuse. ...
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Clorox, Burt’s Bees Urged to Oppose North Carolina’s Anti-Gay Ordinance

National
These new legal protections mean that as of April 1 businesses in Charlotte can’t discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender customers. ...
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Anti-Conversion Therapy Resolution Introduced by Congresswoman Speier

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Conversion therapy has been rejected as a valid medical practice by organizations like the American Psychological Association for over 40 years. ...
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It’s Not Just Indiana: Anti-LGBT Bills Introduced in 28 States

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The wave of anti-LGBT bills filed across the country continues to swell. Lawmakers have introduced more than 85 anti-LGBT bills in 28 state legislatures. ...
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Two Anti-Gay Bills Pass Oklahoma’s House Judiciary Committee

Oklahoma State Capitol
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The Oklahoma House Judiciary Committee voted to release two pieces of anti-LGBT legislation with the intent of creating a barrier to the freedom to marry. ...
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Kansas Legalizes Workplace Discrimination for LGBT People

Kansas has made LGBT discrimination legal in the workplace.
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Kansas will no longer ban discrimination against LGBT people, a move that has residents and people across the country up in arms. ...
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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Prohibit LGBT Discrimination During Jury Selection

Supreme Court of the United States
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The Jury ACCESS Act would amend federal statute to prohibit the practice of striking jurors in federal courts for sexual orientation or gender identity. ...
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Virginia Bill Introduced to Protect Children from Conversion Therapy

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A bill has been introduced to protect children and their families from the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy. ...
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Bipartisan International Human Rights Defense Act Introduced in the House

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Congressman John F. Tierney, Congressman Chris Gibson and Congressman Richard Hanna, introduced the International Human Rights Defense Act. ...
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