With more than 115 Anti-LGBTI bills introduced in the United States in 2015, a new report from the Human Rights Campaign has highlighted that a further 27 states in the United States are likely to consider further Anti-LGBTI legislation.
The 115 Anti-LGBTI bills that were introduced in 2015 were spread across 31 states, with new Anti-LGBTI legislation expected to be introduces in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin says, “2016 will prove a critical year for the fight for LGBT equality in states across the country,”
“The progress our movement has made is threatened by an organized effort to pass discriminatory legislation that seeks to roll back our hard-won rights. We will have much work to do to defend our rights this year, but we will not waver in our fight to expand the map for LGBT equality to every corner of this country.”
The new report from the Human Rights Campaign shows that the largest number of Anti-LGBTI bills introduced in 2015 were intended to enable individuals, businesses, and taxpayer-funded agencies to cite religion as an excuse to refuse goods or services to LGBTI people.
Last Updated on Jan 11, 2016