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Tennessee’s GOP Governor Signs Bill Allowing State Adoption Agencies To Reject Gay Couples

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) on Friday signed a measure that assures continued taxpayer funding of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies who refuse to place children with same-sex parents, drawing backlash from gay-rights advocates. The law, which goes into effect immediately, protects adoption agencies who believe the placement of a child in a same-sex home would “violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies,” The Tennessean reported. “The governor believes that protection of rights is important, especially religious liberty,” Lee spokesman Gillum...
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Pence Attends Vile Homophobic Sermon Live-Streamed By Trump White House

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Vice President Mike Pence called on all Americans to remember the words of Martin Luther King Jr. “in these divided times” while attending a church where an anti-LGBTQ bishop claimed that homosexuality is caused by “a demonic spirit” and is wrong because of “plumbing.” Pence spoke at the Holy City Church of God in Christ in Memphis, Tennessee, on Sunday ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in order to pay tribute to the civil rights icon. Moments after Pence concluded his remarks at the...
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Florida Republicans Introduce 4 Anti-LGBTQ Bills In A Single Day

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Seven Republican lawmakers in Florida filed four anti-LGBTQ bills late Monday, just hours before the deadline to file new bills for the coming legislative session. If passed, the bills would ban gender-affirming health care for transgender children, repeal municipal and county ordinances protecting LGBTQ workers, and legalize so-called gay conversion therapy in places that had banned the medically debunked practice, reports NBC News. Representatives Anthony Sabatini, Bob Rommel, Michael Grant, and Byron Donalds, along with Senators Dennis Baxley, Joe Gruters, and Keith Perry, submitted the...
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Republicans Introduce Bill To Make It Illegal For Doctors To Treat Transgender Children In North Dakota

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A new bill introduced this week in South Dakota would make it illegal for doctors to provide health care to transgender minors, reports The Associated Press. House Bill 1057, introduced by Republican state Representative Fred Deutsch on Tuesday, would make it a Class 4 felony for a medical professional to perform a gender-affirming operation or surgery, as well as prescribing hormone replacement therapy to aid a child’s gender transition or in an attempt “to change or affirm the minor’s perception of the minor’s sex, if...
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Tennessee Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies To Ban Gay Parents

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Tennessee lawmakers passed a controversial measure this week that allows faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to receive taxpayer funding even if they discriminate against same-sex couples. HB 836 declares that no licensed adoption agency would be required to participate in a child placement if doing so would “violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies,” reports USA Today. The measure also prohibits the state from denying an agency’s license or grant application for public funds because of the group’s refusal to place...
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Girl Expelled From Christian School For Wearing A Rainbow Sweater On Her Birthday

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); High school freshman Kayla Kenney was expelled from her Christian school after wearing a rainbow sweater while celebrating her 15th birthday with her family at a local restaurant. The controversy began when her mother, Kimberly Alford, posted a picture of Kenney wearing a rainbow top and enjoying a colorful birthday cake on social media. “She was happy; she looked beautiful,” Alford told Wave 3 News. “You know, of course as a mom, I took her picture of her blowing out her candles and I posted...
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Arizona GOP State Senator Introduces Bill To Ban The Word “Homosexuality” From Classrooms

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Republican Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen on Wednesday introduced legislation to allow parents to sue school districts if teachers discuss homosexuality in the classroom. The legislation, Senate Bill 1082, will also bar Arizona students from receiving any type of sex education until the seventh grade, reports The Arizona Mirror. The measure, which has been scheduled for a Jan. 14 hearing in the Senate Education Committee, also deletes “homosexuality” from acts constituting “sexual conduct” in a section of the statutes, a move that appears to ban...
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