Navajo Nation Lawmaker Introduces Marriage Equality Legislation

Navajo Nation is debating the legalization of marriage equality.

In America, there is a big difference in the rights of same-sex couples depending on which tribe they belong to. The Navajo Nation is the largest tribe that does not allow same-sex couples to have the same rights to marry as straight couples. As a result, a legislator has introduced a marriage equality bill to remedy this.

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Governor Kristi Noem Destroyed The Lives Of Transgender Athletes In South Dakota

South Dakota's law now bans trans youth from playing sports.

The recent enactment of a bill by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is deeply concerning, as it prevents transgender kids and students from playing on sports teams that match their gender identity.

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The Mormon Church Reiterates Its Stance On Same-Sex Marriage And Gender Identity

LDS church leaders reaffirmed position on LGBTQ rights.

During a recent semi-annual general conference, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as the Mormon Church, reasserted its position on same-sex marriage and expressed concerns about "changes that confuse or alter gender."

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Transgender Girls And Women Face Discrimination In Iowa

About trans sports ban was approved in Iowa.

A recent Iowa law serves as a stark reminder that transgender rights are increasingly being restricted in America.

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Elle Wyant Is Running For Iowa House District 91!

Elle Wyant is running for Iowa House District 91.

In the face of discrimination, one individual is channeling her anger into a political campaign for change. Meet Elle Wyant, a fierce advocate for the LGBTQ+ community in Iowa.

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Kansas Legislators Failed To Override Governor’s Veto On Transgender Sports Ban

Kansas lawmakers failed to ban transgender athletes participating in school sports.

Despite lawmakers' efforts to overturn the governor's veto on the transgender sports ban, transgender youth in Kansas will persist in participating in sports alongside teams that align with their gender identity.

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Two New Anti-LGBTQ Bills Introduced In Louisiana

Bills to ban discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity and gender-affirming surgeries were introduced in Louisiana legislature.

Louisiana's legislative process is currently addressing two bills with anti-LGBTQ implications. If approved, these bills would curtail LGBTQ and transgender rights within the state.

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Kristin Crowley Becomes LAFD's First Female Leader!

Kristin Crowley became first female fire chief of Los Angeles.

Kristin Crowley made history when she was appointed fire chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). She is the first-ever woman and LGBTQ person to hold this position!

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Lawmakers Fail To Repeal The Ban On Same-Sex Marriage In Florida

Florida gay marriage ban is still on the state law.

Last year, Florida had an opportunity to erase an outdated and unenforceable law banning marriage equality from state statutes, but lawmakers failed to take action. This year, Senator Tina Polsky and lesbian Rep. Michele Rayner have introduced two bills that would finally remove this archaic ban. Unfortunately, these bills were rejected by the Florida legislature too.

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Same-Sex Marriage Ban Won’t Be Removed From Virginia Constitution

Virginia same-sex marriage ban to remain in the constitution.

A wave of frustration swept through the ranks of marriage equality advocates when the Virginia House of Delegates declined a proposed amendment aimed at eliminating the prohibition on same-sex marriage from the state's constitution.

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Iowa United Methodist Church Allows Same-Sex Marriage And LGBTQ+ Clergy

Iowa United Methodist Church allowed same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy.

The United Methodist Church in Iowa has just taken a monumental step towards progress and acceptance!

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The U.S. LGBTQ+ Population Is Growing At A Rapid Pace, Approaching 10%

Gallup poll shows the LGBT US population is growing.

With a rapidly growing population, the LGBTQ+ community is set to make up over 10% of America’s total soon!

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Conservatives Want To Keep Same-Sex Marriage Ban In Virginia Constitution

Initiative to remove the constitutional amendment of marriage equality.

In 2006, voters approved an amendment that banned same-sex marriage in Virginia. This provision has remained part of Virginia’s constitution to this day, although it was later ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Democrats and some Republicans want to rid ourselves of such restriction while more conservative legislators disagree; we’ll see what happens!

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Senate Committee Passes Transgender Sports Ban In Arizona

Arizona schools could ban transgender girls from playing sports in girls' teams.

Two month ago, I wrote about how the state of Tennessee was passing a bill that would ban transgender girls from playing sports in a team that matches their gender identities. It was a discouraging development, and unfortunately, the situation for transgender rights is no better in Arizona. The Senate Judiciary Committee has just approved a sports participation law, meaning it is one step closer to becoming real.

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Florida Tries To Silence LGBTQ Kids With A “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Florida to ban discussion on sexual orientation and gender identity.

LGBTQ rights in Florida are under threat as the House Education & Employment Committee approves a bill prohibiting conversations about sexual orientation and gender identity in schools. This development has caused significant concern among LGBTQ advocates.

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Texas Transgender Sports Ban Went Into Effect

Texas trans rights under attack again as trans sports ban came into effect.

In Texas, a recent legislation has been enacted which prohibits transgender young individuals from joining school sports teams that correspond with their gender identity.

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Justice Laurie M. Earl Joined The 3rd District Court Of Appeal

Associate Justice Laurie M Earl was confirmed to appellate court.

On January 6, history was made when lesbian Justice Laurie M. Earl was sworn in as a judge for California's Third District Court of Appeal. She was first confirmed by California's Commission on Judicial Appointments before to be confirmed unanimously by the Senate. It's an invaluable step towards increasing diversity on the bench. She becomes the fifth openly LGBTQ person to serve on a state's court of appeals and the tenth woman on the Third District court bench.

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Same-Sex Marriage About To Be Officially Codified In New Jersey

Same-sex marriages are about to be codified in New Jersey law.

The official legalization of same-sex marriage in New Jersey is imminent.

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West Lafayette City Council Postponed Vote On “Conversion Therapies” Ban

West Lafayette's conversion therapy ban was delayed.

The city of West Lafayette in Indiana is currently facing a dilemma on whether or not to outlaw "conversion therapy."

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Tennessee: Lawsuit Filed Against Transgender Sports Ban

Groups sued Tennessee school sports ban targeting transgender students.

Amidst a challenging year for transgender students in Tennessee due to a restrictive sports law, advocacy groups have taken a stand, fighting against the barriers and discrimination they face.

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