The constitutional amendment that prohibits marriage for same-sex couples still exists in Virginia since voters approved it in 2006.
Of course, it is no longer enforced as the U.S. Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in all states in 2015.
Still, it would be nice to abolish it once and for all.
We had seen that the moratorium that prevented the passage of nondiscrimination legislation in North Carolina ended on December 1, 2021, and we had seen that Hillsborough, Carrboro, and Chapel Hill had decided to protect LGBTQ people by immediately passing ordinances to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
I have more good news today as two new and significant cities, Greensboro and Durham, which are among the largest cities in the state, and Orange County have passed similar ordinances.
Democratic and openly gay Senator J.D. Ford introduced a bill to ban “conversion therapies” to minors under the age of 18 in Indiana.
The General Assembly had retooled the bill to ban "conversion therapies" in 2019, but now it is back.
After issuing an order titled “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation” prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ people, and after appointing a trans woman as Assistant to the Minister of Health, President Joe Biden rescinded the ban that prevented trans people from serving in the military.
On December 1, 2020, the moratorium on nondiscrimination orders expired in North Carolina and people were wondering what the hell was going to happen, but today, I have three good news.
As soon as Joe Biden took office, he sent extremely positive messages to the LGBTQ community after four years under the Trump administration, which seemed endless.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
In the state of New York, a bill wanted to make single-occupancy bathrooms accessible to all, regardless of gender.