New Year, New Laws on Gender and Abortion

As we celebrate the beginning of 2024, many states are kicking off the new year with new laws going into effect, many focused on gender and abortion rights.  There was a record-breaking number of anti-LGBTQ legislation introduced by Republican state legislators in 2023, with the American Civil Liberties Union recording at least 508 bills targeting […]

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North Carolina’s GOP controlled state legislature overrides vetoes to pass anti-trans laws

On Wednesday, Republican supermajorities in the North Carolina House and Senate overrode Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto on three anti-trans bills, stripping transgender youth of their rights to access gender-affirming healthcare, to play sports, and to learn about gender identity and sexual orientation in schools.      House Bill 808- “Gender Transition Procedures on Minors” The first […]

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Minnesota becomes a refuge for abortion access and LGBTQ rights

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has signed three new powerful legislative acts into law to protect individuals fleeing their home states to access abortions and gender-affirming care and to ban conversion therapy for minors. The first act, the Reproductive Freedom Defense Act, prohibits the “enforcement in Minnesota of laws, subpoenas, judgements, or extradition requests by other […]

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Women’s and Gender Studies Programs Under Attack

Ahead of an anticipated presidential bid, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has made it his mission to demonize discussions of race, gender, and sexuality and delegitimize academic programs involving gender studies or critical race theory. Last year, two bills went into effect in the state, the “Stop WOKE Act” and the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, barring […]