Archived: What Other States Face Anti-LGBT Laws

What Other States Face Anti-LGBT Laws


By Barbara Frankel

There now are more than 85 anti-LGBT bills before 28 state legislatures, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

Courtesy of Human Rights Campaign

What Has Been Approved So Far

Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom Law.’ Status: Signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence, goes into effect in July.

Arkansas bill also allows any person to cite personal religious belief as an excuse to discriminate. Status: Awaiting signature of Gov. Asa Hutchison, who Thursday said he will sign it.

Bills in Nevada, Georgia, Missouri, Texas to allow people to use religion to opt out of laws, including those that protect LGBT people from discrimination. Status: All recently introduced.

Bills in Alabama, Florida and Michigan to allow adoption agencies to use religion to discriminate against prospective parents and guardians. Status: Introduced in Alabama and Florida, moving through legislature in Michigan.

Bill to make it a crime for transgender people to use bathrooms of their identified gender. Status: Bills pending in Massachusetts, Florida and Texas.

Anti-LGBT bills in Colorado, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. Status:Defeated.

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