February 7, 2018

The Column, Andy Birkey, February 5, 2018- South Dakota Republican lawmakers in South Dakota have introduced legislation aimed at preventing gender identity and transgender issues from being discussed in the state’s schools, the Argus Leader reports: South Dakota lawmakers are set to consider what students should be taught about gender identity …

February 5, 2018

Des Moines Register, Brianne Pfannenstiel and Courtney Crowder, January 31, 2018- Iowa House Republicans introduced a bill Wednesday that would protect schools and businesses that choose to limit transgender people’s access to restrooms. House File 2164 seeks to rewrite portions of the Iowa Civil Rights Act, which grants transgender Iowans legal protections against discrimination …

January 19, 2018

Nashville Scene, Steven Hale, January 18, 2018- The Times Free Press reports that McCormick “is dropping his controversial school “bathroom bill” following assurances from Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery that he already can and will step in with legal aid to smaller systems facing lawsuits over LGBT access policies.” There was rejoicing among LGBT-rights …

January 18, 2018

Out & About Nashville,  Joseph Brant, January 17, 2018- Tennessee’s first piece of anti-LGBT proposed legislation of 2018 is dead. Rep. Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga) has moved to withdraw his controversial bill in the House. HB 1488 would have directed the TN Attorney General to defend school districts that engage in anti-transgender bathroom …