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The Congress of the Council of Europe adopted two resolutions protecting the LGBTI community from discrimination and hatred at its 40th Session on Wednesday. The resolutions followed two independent reports–a report that drew attention to the situation of the LGBTI community, claiming that the rights of LGBTI persons were increasingly being politicized and challenged through [...]

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The National Assembly of Hungary adopted Bill Number T/16365 on Tuesday, effectively banning sexual orientation and gender identity related discourse in schools. The new law, which bans discussions relating to the LGBTQIA+ community, contains various other provisions that put in place stronger measures against acts of pedophilia and sexual crimes against children–all the provisions forming [...]

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Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the CS/CS/SB 1028 Bill on Tuesday, which includes a controversial provision on transgender athletes. Section 1006.205, titled the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” bans transgender women athletes from women’s sports. The insertion of Section 1006.205 shall now require the designation of all public secondary school or post-secondary [...]

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The Louisiana House of Representatives Thursday passed the controversial Senate Bill 156 requiring schools to designate athletic teams and sporting events based on the biological sex of the team members. The bill, which was sponsored by Republican Senator Beth Mizell and which had passed the Louisiana Senate earlier this month with a vote of 29-6, passed [...]

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The Arizona House of Representatives passed SB 1456 Bill on Wednesday, which requires parental permission before school districts provide gender and sexuality related education to school children. The bill, sponsored by Republican Senator Nancy Barto, was approved 16-14 by the Arizona Senate last month and now passed the Arizona House with a vote of 31-28. [...]

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The Florida House of Representatives passed HB 1475 Bill on Wednesday, requiring public institutions to designate athletic teams and sports based on “biological sex.” The bill, which passed the House with a vote of 77-40, inserts Section 1006.205, titled “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” into Chapter 1006 of the Florida Statutes 2018. This, in effect, [...]

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The Idaho House of Representatives approved House Bill 249 on Friday, requiring parents to opt in for sex education of their children, as opposed to the blanket opt-out requirement that was in place earlier. The bill, which was introduced by Representative Barbara Ehardt, passed with a vote of 56-12 and amends certain provisions of Chapter 16, [...]

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The Tennessee Senate passed SB0228 Bill on Monday, a move which bans participation of transgender athletes from female designated sports. The Bill, introduced earlier this year, passed with a vote of 27-6 and amends Title 49 of the Tennessee Code. In its push for biological determinism over one’s self-identified gender, the Bill requires a student [...]

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The Mississippi House of Representatives passed the SB2536 Bill on Wednesday, which bans transgender athletes from female designated sports. The Bill was introduced in the Mississippi Senate, which it passed earlier last month with a vote of 34-9, and now the House of Representatives with a vote of 81-28. The Bill requires public schools, member [...]

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The Alabama Senate passed the controversial anti-trans SB10 Bill on Tuesday, effectively prohibiting the performance of gender affirming medical treatment on minors. The Bill, which shall be called the Alabama Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act, was introduced by Senator Shay Shelnutt and passed with a vote of 23-4. Section 3 of the Bill prohibits [...]

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