Africa: Will Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill Resonate Across Africa?

Washington — Human rights activists say Uganda’s passage of an anti-homosexuality bill could be the impetus for similar far-reaching legislation across Africa as anti-gay sentiments grow. More than 30 African states already have laws that ban same-sex relationships. Ghana, for example, has recently introduced anti-LGBTQI bills before parliament in an attempt to criminalize consensual same-sex … Read more

New Bill Could Make California The First State To Outlaw Caste Discrimination

A new bill introduced on Wednesday could make California the first state to ban discrimination based on caste, one of the oldest social stratifications in the world. This bill SB403, introduced by state Sen. Aisha Wahab (D), would add caste as a protected category in already existing nondiscrimination laws. California laws prohibit discrimination on the … Read more

California bill seeks to ban red dye No. 3

Editor’s Note: Get inspired by a weekly roundup on living well, made simple. Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Better newsletter for information and tools designed to improve your well-being. CNN  —  Some chemicals linked to health issues have been banned in food products in the European Union, while the United States has allowed use … Read more

New Hampshire House passes bill to honor fallen old Man of the Mountain annually

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New Hampshire’s fallen Old Man of the Mountain would be honored annually under a bill passed by the House on Wednesday. The massive, naturally formed granite profile attracted tourists to Franconia Notch for about 200 years before it crumbled in 2003. The bipartisan bill, which now goes to the Senate, would designate “Old Man of … Read more

Arizona Debates Bill On Guardianship For Developmentally Disabled Kids Who Turn 18

Arizona lawmakers plan to push for changes to a new bill that would educate parents of developmentally disabled children on guardianship options for when their kids turn 18, including less-restrictive alternatives, such as supported decision-making for the young adult, instead of full control. The move follows talks with disability rights organizations and weeks of revisions … Read more

Ilhan Omar Introduces Bill To Condemn Anti-Muslim Hate

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is introducing a resolution on Thursday commemorating the anniversary of the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, where 51 Muslims were killed in 2019, and condemning the rise of Islamophobia around the world. The bill, first seen by HuffPost, will be introduced on the first day of Ramadan, the holy month … Read more

Extreme Florida Anti-Transgender Health Care Bill Clears Legislative Hurdle

A Florida bill that critics call the most extreme anti-transgender legislation pending anywhere in the country cleared a Republican-controlled state House subcommittee on Wednesday. The measure, which advanced on a 12-5 vote, would block health insurance providers — including private ones — from covering gender-affirming care for adults, bar minors from receiving any gender-affirming care, … Read more

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Arkansas governor, signs bill that restricts transgender bathroom use in schools

Washington CNN  —  Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday signed a bill into law that bars transgender people from using school restrooms that do not align with the sex listed on their birth certificate, the latest in a series of GOP-led legislative efforts to restrict LGBTQ rights in schools. The bill, which cleared the … Read more

Uganda passes a bill to imprison people who identify as LGBTQ+

Uganda’s parliament on Tuesday passed a sweeping new anti-gay legislation which proposes tough new penalties for people in homosexual relationships and people who even identify as LGTBQ+, including life in prison and the death penalty.  Legislators amended significant portions of the original proposed law with all but one speaking against the bill, which will next … Read more

Uganda’s Legislature Passes Harsh New Anti-LGBTQ Bill

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan lawmakers passed a bill prescribing jail terms of up to 10 years for offenses related to same-sex relations, responding to popular sentiment but piling more pressure on the East African country’s LGBTQ community. The bill was passed late Tuesday inside a packed parliamentary chamber, and after a roll call ordered … Read more