Tag: Legislation

Judy Chu

House Passes COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act Intended to Help Combat Ongoing Wave of Anti-Asian Violence within the US

The COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act was approved by the House of Representatives on May 18 by a vote of 364-62. The bill, which was designed to address the increase in hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, had already been approved by the Senate last month….

Texas transgender rights

Texas Bill Threatens Parents Who Support their Transgender Children With Jail Time

In another horrific example of just how far some Republican lawmakers will go to inject hate against LGBTQ individuals into state law, a group of Texas Republicans has drafted legislation that would penalize parents who support and help their transgender children access gender-affirming care with jail time — or even…

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Officials Attempt to Revamp Hate Crime Laws Citing Spike in Anti-Asian Violence

Following the ongoing nationwide epidemic of anti-Asian violence, lawmakers in Massachusetts have introduced new legislation aimed at updating and strengthening laws surrounding hate crimes in the state. Steve LeBlanc of the Associated Press has reported that “a national spike in anti-Asian hate crimes — including a recent mass shooting in…