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Grit & Grits: Winning Equality in the South!

The cornerstone of our Southern Leaders program is our Southern Leadership Summit, an annual gathering that brings together advocates from the region for two days of intensive workshops and discussion. Challenging legislative sessions in all the Southern states gave...

Mass Outrage Over North Carolina’s Sweeping Anti-LGBTQ Law

On March 23, the North Carolina General Assembly held a special session to rush through—in less than 12 hours—legislation attacking the LGBTQ community. House Bill 2 abolished all local nondiscrimination laws that go beyond state law, leaving LGBTQ people unprotected...

KY Senate Unanimously Approves One Marriage License Form

KY Senate Unanimously Approves One Marriage License Form Senate Bill 216 Set for Governor Bevin's Signature On Friday, April 1st the Kentucky Senate unanimously approved a single marriage license form, a move in stark contrast to a divisive vote on the same issue...

Mississippi Governor: Veto Outrageous Anti-LGBT Bill!

One of the most extreme, sweeping anti-LGBT bills in the country, HB 1523, is making its way through the Mississippi legislature and will reach Governor Phil Bryant’s desk within days. It would allow discrimination by individuals, religiously-affiliated organizations...

VICTORY: Georgia Governor Says NO to Discrimination!

BREAKING (STAY TUNED FOR MORE): Equality Federation extends our deepest thanks to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal for vetoing the discriminatory, anti-LGBT religious exemption bill (HB 757) that had passed through the legislature. In a press statement Governor Deal said,...

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