Georgia Governor Vetoes Anti-LGBTQ Bill

Washington, DC, March 28, 2016—Today, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal vetoed an anti-LGBTQ bill (HB 757) that would have resulted in unprecedented discrimination against LGBTQ people in Georgia. The bill, under the guise of religious liberty, would have also allowed state-funded institutions to deny services to LGBTQ people and others. “Georgia Governor Deal is standing on the right…

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LGBTQ Advocates Urge Senate to Take Action on Judge Merrick Garland Nomination Immediately

WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2016—President Obama has nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court. The National LGBTQ Task Force, the nation’s longest running national LGBTQ advocacy organization, is calling on U.S. Senators to take action on the judge’s nomination immediately. “Today, President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court….

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National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund commends filibustering Missouri State Senators; urges anti-LGBTQ bill to be nixed

WASHINGTON, DC, March 10, 2016 — Missouri Senators who filibustered an anti-LGBTQ bill for a record thirty-nine hours are being praised by the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund. While debate was eventually shut down by the opponents of equality in the State Senate, the filibuster placed the spotlight on a bill which could lead…

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Task Force Signs on Letter to Oppose HR 2646, the “Murphy Bill”

March 8, 2016–Today the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund joined numerous organizations in signing on to a letter led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights opposing House Resolution HR 2646, the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015,” also known as the “Murply Bill.” Below is the text of the…

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Statement on the South Dakota Governor’s Veto of Anti-LGBTQ Bathroom Bill

WASHINGTON, DC, March 1, 2016—Governor Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota has vetoed a bill, House Bill 1008, that would have restricted transgender and gender non-conforming students’ access to school restrooms and locker rooms. In response, the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund has issued the following statement: “We would like to thank Governor Daugaard for…

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