Once the bill receives final chamber approval, SB6 will move forward to the House, which is dominated by Republicans but whose members are not as eager to take it up.
From the Attorney General’s decision to stop appealing an anti-trans court ruling to the upcoming Supreme Court hearing of trans teen Gavin Grimm, issues of trans people’s safety and basic rights are already in question under Trump, and it will take a lot of work on all of our parts to oppose the administration’s agenda.
Trump and the Republican Party have been gobsmacked by activism since the inauguration; the last thing they want is to have to go up against LGBTQ people who boast one of the most organized, well-funded, successful, and popular activist movements in modern history.
Neil Gorsuch has the potential to preside over crucial LGBT-related cases in the next few years, and he’s considered farther to the right than Scalia was.
We have so much to lose.
From immigrants to refugees to Native land to the denizens of Chicago and more, Trump’s already making it very clear who he plans to hurt with the power of his office. A few months ago they were bigoted campaign promises; now they’re very quickly becoming terrifying reality.
Republicans in Congress, emboldened by Trump’s promise to support them carte blanche, are moving swiftly to destroy the federal regulations the Obama administration put in place to protect the environment, the economy, and public education.
Who needs to call: people who live in Tennessee, Wyoming, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Louisiana, Indiana, Utah, Kansas and Alaska. Who needs to act? Everyone who knows anyone who lives in these states.
Betsy DeVos is truly awful and the idea of her as an education secretary should strike terror into all our hearts. Here’s why!
From voter ID laws to his anti-LGBT record to ‘obscenity’ legislation to his deeply racist history, Jeff Sessions’ hearings have demonstrated why he can’t be allowed to become Attorney General.
Republicans haven’t been able to figure out what they think should replace the Affordable Care Act since it was introduced in 2010, and repealing it now will leave millions of Americans uninsured, but they’re not letting that stop them! They say they’re going to try to move forward on a repeal by the end of the week.
With just a few days into the new year, lawmakers in Alabama, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas and Washington have introduced new bathroom bills they’re calling “privacy acts” and ensuring we have a long year of battles ahead of us.
North Carolina Republican lawmakers didn’t honor their word when they said they would repeal HB2 in full. Instead they delivered a half-assed deal that kinda repeals HB2 with a major stipulation.
In a last ditch effort to maintain Republican power in North Carolina, Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill today that would limit the power of incoming Democratic Governor Roy Cooper, who unseated McCrory in a contested November election.
The CIA has released a report saying that Russia attempted to influence the US election in Trump’s favor — here’s what senators and the electoral college are doing in response.
Ohio passed laws that bans abortion as early as 6 weeks after a heartbeat is detected and bans abortion after 20 weeks. Texas is making healthcare facilities bury or cremate fetal remains, which will probably increase abortion costs in the state.
“The potential for such a regressive Federal government seems so disheartening because of the tremendous progress over the past few years, but the administration does not control and cannot contain the progress.”
Lady Gaga popped in to the Ali Forney Center, Mike Pence’s neighbors fucking hate him, Kristin Chenoweth isn’t about the right’s homophobia, Pat McCrory is still losing, a temporary victory for federal LGBT employees, and seven love stories where women change the world together and also look deeply into each other’s eyes because obviously.
Looking at SB92 and SB242, two bills introduced in Texas that would be a huge blow to the LGBT community there, and what we can expect in terms of legislation like this at the state and federal level going forward.
A look at what’s happening with the process of choosing people for the president-elect’s cabinet, and how dangerous they are (very).