Tag: Bathroom Bill

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Tennessee Judge Stops New Transphobic Bathroom-Sign Law From Going Into Effect

In their ongoing attack of transgender citizens within Tennessee, lawmakers have attempted to enact a law that would require businesses to post signs outside their restrooms “warning” customers they supported transgender rights — thereby potentially turning customers away from their businesses. However, just days before the bill was set to…

Archived: 'Bathroom Bill' to Cost North Carolina $3.76 Billion

House Bill 2, North Carolina’s anti-LGBT legislation that went into effect last year, could cost the state at least $3.76 billion in lost revenue over the next dozen years, an Associated Press analysis concluded. HB2 prevents cities and localities from putting in place anti-discrimination policies regarding sexual orientation and gender…

Archived: Texas Continues Attack on LGBT Rights

Texas is continuing its attack on rights for LGBT citizens, including challenging benefits for legally married same-gender couples and introducing its own “bathroom bill.” The Texas Supreme Court this month agreed to hear a case challenging benefits for same-gender married couples, despite the legalization of gay marriage nationwide in 2015….

Archived: North Carolina Fails to Repeal Bathroom Bill

North Carolina Republicans backed out of what was supposed to be a clean repeal of House Bill 2, known as HB2, or the “bathroom bill.” HB2 prevents cities and localities from putting in place anti-discrimination policies regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. It also forces transgender people to use the…

Archived: Mayors Unite Against Discrimination

Ten mayors from around the country have united in response to the recent anti-LGBT laws passed in states such as North Carolina and Mississippi, as reported by QUEERtimes. Mayors Edwin M. Lee (D-San Francisco), Ed Murray (D- Seattle), Bill de Blasio (D-New York), Jim Kenney (D-Philadelphia), Charlie Hales (D-Portland), Libby…