Ind. Senate Bill 344 advances, excluding trans folks from civil rights protections

Indiana Senate Bill 344 passed out of committee last night with some amendments which broadened the exclusions that allow discrimination against LGBT people, who could be discriminated against by businesses with a religious intent – including hospitals run by religious organizations. The bill was debated and discussed for many hours…

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Indiana Senate Bill 100 – Indiana GOP’s other attack on transgender Hoosiers

Indiana Senate Bill 100

Update: Indiana Senate Bill 344 has just be introduced to the state legislature, and it would supercede this bill and strip out ANY protections for transgender Hoosiers, sending gender identity issues to a summer study committee. We will be writing about this new bill shortly. Authored by Sen. Travis Holdman,…

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Barbara J. Baird, Attorney – Central Indiana

Barbara J. Baird, Attorney 445 N Pennsylvania St #401, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 248-5120 Website: http://www.lgbtindylaw.com/ Call For a FREE Case Evaluation Trans-related Specialty: Name and Gender Marker Changes Other services: LGBT Legal issues, same-sex marriage, adoption, probate & trust, planning long-term care, elder care Serving central Indiana, including Marion,…

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Obama’s Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers Takes Effect

Today, President Obama’s Executive Order Protecting LGBT workers takes effect. Here’s a round-up of some of the news coverage. The White House: Another Step Toward Equality for LGBT Workers Valerie Jarret in the Advocate: Op-ed: Protecting LGBT Workers Means Protecting All Workers Center for American Progress: Infographic: New Employment Protections…

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Martinsville Considers Human Rights Ordinance

The leaders of Martinsville, Indiana are discussing adding a Human Rights Ordinance for their town, according to local news. The town has been chafing recently over the long-standing perception of the town as being racist and intolerant towards minority groups (a reputation that was fairly well-deserved, considering its history) and…

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News: Kentucky Lawmakers Attach Poisonous Trans Bathrooms Amendment to High School Student’s Bill

After their poisonous efforts to enact legislation limiting what bathrooms trans and gender diverse students may use in Kentucky schools failed past through the Kentucky State legislature, Republican Sen. C.B. Embry has attached the legislation to a bill brought to the statehouse by Kentucky high school students, designed to improve…

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News: Transgender Law Center Testifies at Historic Hearing on LGBT Workplace Discrimination

Via Transgender Law Center: (Transgender Law Center) Legal Director Ilona Turner is in Washington, D.C. to testify before the United States Commission on Civil Rights at its first ever hearing on workplace discrimination against LGBT people. Her testimony describes the vast problem of employment discrimination that transgender and gender nonconforming…

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News: D.C. bill banning conversion therapy for minors becomes law

Washington Blade: D.C. bill banning conversion therapy for minors becomes law A bill passed unanimously by the D.C. Council in December that bans mental health professionals licensed by the city from performing so-called conversion therapy on minors became law on March 11 after clearing its required review by Congress. The…

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News: Indiana House committee approves religious discrimination bill; RFRA will move to House Chamber

Full Text of Senate Bill 101 Why SB101 will have a negative impact on trans hoosiers Via Indianapolis Star: Indiana House panel OKs religious freedom bill An Indiana House committee today approved controversial religious freedom legislation that could protect business owners who don’t want to provide services for same-sex weddings.…

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Lambda Legal

Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. As a nonprofit organization, we do not charge…

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