LGBT

‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill into law that forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade. It has drawn intense scrutiny from LGBTQ advocates, students, national Democratic politicians, the White House and the entertainment industry. DeSantis and Republicans have repeatedly said the law is reasonable.

NC Gov. Faces Fed’s Monday Deadline on LGBT Law

Justice Department Says NC’s ‘Anti-LGBT’ Law Violates US Civil Rights Act North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory shows no signs of backing down in the face of the federal government’s Monday deadline to declare he won’t enforce the new state law limiting protections for LGBT people — defiance that could risk funding for the state’s university system and lead to a…

North Carolina Leaders Show No Sign of Surrender on LGBT Law

North Carolina’s Republican leaders are showing no signs of backing down from their new bathroom rules despite the U.S. Justice Department’s declaration that they violate federal civil rights laws and could cost the state dearly in lost education funding. Gov. Pat McCrory called the Justice Department’s threat — which gives the state and its university system until the close of…

SC bill would bar requiring transgender choice of bathrooms

The bill introduced Wednesday by Sen. Lee Bright would also require multi-stall bathrooms on public property to be designated and used "based on biological sex."

// ​_ // ]]> COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina senator wants to bar local governments from requiring businesses to let transgender people use the bathroom of their choice, saying he’s taking a “stand for decency and common sense.” The bill introduced Wednesday by Sen. Lee Bright would also require multi-stall bathrooms on public property to be designated and…

Mississippi’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill: What to Know About the New ‘Sweeping Anti-LGBT Law’

Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo (ABC News) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523 into law on Tuesday, and while supporters believe the new law will protect people’s right to “religious freedom” from “government discrimination,” critics argue that it’s the “most sweeping anti-LGBT” legislation in the U.S.” Here’s everything you need to know about HB 1523, which is set…

Mississippi Gov. Signs Law Allowing Service Denial to Gays

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Mississippi’s governor signed a law on Tuesday that allows public and private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on the employers’ religious beliefs. Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523, despite opposition from gay-rights groups and some businesses who say it enables discrimination. Some conservative and religious groups support the bill. The measure’s stated…

PayPal Cancels NC Expansion Over Discrimination Law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — PayPal says it’s canceling plans to bring 400 jobs to North Carolina after lawmakers passed a law that restricts protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The San Jose, California-based company said Tuesday it was canceling its planned expansion in Charlotte because of the law, which was signed March 23. Gov. Pat McCrory was on…