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The governor of Hawaii signed three LGBTQ bills into law: a ban on the gay and trans panic defense, a conversion therapy ban, and another allowing nonbinary gender markers on state ID. Governor David Ige (D) signed a law giving applicants a third option in addition to male and female for drivers’ licenses: an “X.” The new option will be available starting in July 2020. Hawaii is now the 16th state to allow non-binary gender markers on state ID. “This measure returns...

The New York legislators have passed a ban on Wednesday, barring the use of “gay panic” and “transgender panic” defenses in murder cases within the state. Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign the bill. With this move, New York will join just five other states who bar the defense: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Rhode Island, and Nevada.  “This is an important win for LGBTQ people everywhere and it is made all the more meaningful as we approach the 50th anniversary of the...

A bill to ban discrimination against LGBTQ adoptive and foster families was introduced in the House yesterday. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico Jennifer González (R) introduced the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, which would ban discrimination against LGBTQ people who want to adopt or foster a child by agencies that receive federal money. The bill would also ban conversion therapy for minors in the child welfare system. “Too many children dream of a stable, loving family,”...

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