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Tennessee passes anti-trans legislation

Slate of Hate bills gain traction

Against opposition from business interests and LGBTQ activists, Tennessee legislators are continuing to advance homophobic and transphobic bills, the so called “Slate of Hate.”

Developments show continued controversy on HB2

Law’s repeal like a tug of war

The controversy surrounding House Bill 2 (HB2) sees developments every day. The anti-LGBTQ legislation, which mandates public restroom use by birth sex and nullifies local non-discrimination protections, has had massive pushback from advocates and allies. In the interest of keeping our readers informed, qnotes breaks down the avalanche of headlines and provides a brief but comprehensive breakdown of HB2 news.

Hate crime bill would expand LGBTQ protections in NC

Bill would address growing hate violence

A bill introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly would expand state hate crime statutes to include crimes against individuals based on sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and disability. House Bill 152 would also shift certain crimes from misdemeanors to felonies.

Quick Hits: 02.10.17

Beyond the Carolinas

Soulforce is seeking individuals who want to craft doves for their Altar of Life protest at the National Religious Broadcaster’s global annual conference in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 27-March 2. Doves have already made an appearance at the Creating Change Conference held in Philadelphia, Pa. in January. Visit Soulforce’s website to get instructions and shipping …