NC Legislature Passes HB 2 Compromise

North Carolina lawmakers today approved a compromise bill to repeal the state’s controversial House Bill 2 that denies public accommodations to members of the LGBTQ community. The bill now goes to Governor Roy Cooper for his signature. The agreement, reached between Cooper and Republican leaders late last night, would repeal HB 2 and essentially return… Read more »

TX Senate Panel Approves Controversial SB 6

A Texas Senate committee on March 8 approved a controversial measure to deny public accommodations to transgender people, despite significant opposition. Senate Bill 6 would require people to use restrooms and changing facilities that correspond to the gender on their birth certificates. The bill would also prevent municipalities in Texas from enacting their own anti-discrimination… Read more »

Trump Rolls Back Transgender Protections

The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked Obama-era guidance that instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. In a two-page letter, officials from the Department of Justice and Department of Education said the guidance issued by the Obama administration is being withdrawn because it did… Read more »

ASAE Joins CVBs in Opposing Texas SB 6

ASAE is part of a coalition of like-minded organizations that met with key members of the Texas legislature this week to voice their opposition to Senate Bill 6, a bill that would deny public accommodations to members of the LGBTQ community. SB 6 is a top legislative priority of Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and… Read more »

Texas, Virginia Legislatures Push Bills Similar to HB 2

Legislators in Texas and Virginia are proposing bills this week that would deny public accommodations to members of the LGBTQ community, similar to North Carolina’s controversial HB 2 law. The Virginia bill, proposed by Del. Robert Marshall (R-Prince William), would restrict transgender people’s use of restrooms in government buildings. It would also require principals at… Read more »