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lgbtq adoption in new jersey

The adoption process has been difficult, very lengthy and very costly for LGBTQ people in New Jersey so far. A bill has been approved to facilitate access to adoption for LGBTQ parents who have used donor genetic material to have a child.

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 03:03

Five Pro-LGBTQ Bills Move Forward In Virginia

Virginia five pro lgbtq bills

The Democratic Party regained the majority of both houses in Virginia in the 2019 election. A few days ago, five pro-LGBTQ bills were introduced to the legislators.

speaker washington house laurie jinking

At 55, Laurie Jinkins became the first woman and also the first lesbian Speaker of the Washington House of Representatives. Elected last year, she took office on January 14, 2020. She succeeds Representative Frank Chopp.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 01:30

Utah Prohibits “Conversion Therapy”!

utah conversion therapy ban

Here’s another victory to add to the list of LGBTQ rights in the first month of 2020! Utah approved the “conversion therapies” ban!

tennessee

Tennessee lawmakers are beginning the new year by increasing discrimination against LGBTQ families.

michigan legislature

In 2018 the Michigan Department of Civil Rights reported 44 cases of discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals.

However, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act introduced in the state in 1976 doesn’t protect LGBTQ people. The listed categories that are protected from discrimination are religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, family status, and marital status.

Therefore, as you can see, there is no protection based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

holland

In 2011, the city of Holland, Michigan has already tried to include the LGBTQ community in the anti-discrimination ordinance, but it didn’t work. The bill was rejected by a 5-4 vote.

This time there is a new mayor in town, Nathan Bocks, who is in favor of the amendment.

Thursday, 09 January 2020 01:38

What If Utah Bans “Conversion Therapy”?

utah

After Minneapolis and Duluth, Minnesota recently banned “conversion therapies”, Utah could prohibit it too.

duluth

There are some super positive things going on in Minnesota and it feels good at the end of the year, especially as we’re going to be tipping into the presidential elections in 2020 that’ll probably be much less fun.

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