Five leading national civil and LGBT rights organizations late yesterday filed an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief in the multi-state lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s guidance regarding public school districts’ responsibility to allow transgender students to use the same restrooms as other students.
Today Lambda Legal announced that as part of its watchdog efforts as HB 1523 — Mississippi’s anti-LGBT law — takes effect tomorrow, it has sent demands to a dozen Mississippi government agencies and officials for records relating to the law and its impact.
On April 5, 2016, Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signed HB1523, an anti-LGBT bill that invites a broad range of individuals, private businesses, and medical and social services agencies to discriminate based on religious beliefs about marriage, non-marital sexual relationships, and conformity with gender stereotypes. This FAQ is designed to help answer questions about this new law.
Mississippi legislators and Gov. Bryant have ignored the voices of reason and responsibility and have exposed many already terribly vulnerable in the state to yet more discrimination, abuse and violence.
Lesbian and gay couples in Decatur, Ga., will request—and be denied—marriage licenses, in a public demonstration to highlight the harms of discriminatory state laws and to call for full equality under federal law.