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December 2023

From drag bans to sports restrictions, 75 anti-LGBTQ bills have become law in 2023 – "Restrictions on gender-affirming care for transgender youth were the most common, with 21 such laws passed this year." Read more. 

Amendments blocking funding for drag shows, gender-affirming care dropped from NDAA — "House Republicans, who passed the amendments in July, agreed to drop them from the annual Defense policy bill, according to an updated draft released Thursday. The House-passed NDAA had sought to block the Defense Department (DOD) from funding drag shows and gender-affirming health care for transgender service members and dependents." Read more. 

Biden administration punts deadline for updated Title IX regulations to March — "Under changes proposed by the administration in April, policies that categorically ban transgender athletes from participating on school sports teams consistent with their gender identity would violate Title IX, although schools would still be able to restrict the participation of transgender athletes under certain circumstances." Read more. 

Ohio General Assembly passes bill limiting transgender athletes' participation, medical care for minors — "House Bill 68 is comprised of two acts: the "Save Adolescents from Experimentation Act," which bans transgender minors from receiving gender-affirming care and the "Save Women's Sports Act," which prevents transgender girls from taking part in girls' and women's sports." Read more. 

‘I’m terrified.’ Missouri lawmakers file onslaught of anti-LGBTQ bills for 2024 session — "Missouri Republican lawmakers have pre-filed more than 20 bills aimed at restricting LGBTQ rights ahead of the 2024 legislative session, which begins next month." Read more. 

ACLU of Montana challenges law defining the word ‘sex’ in state code as only male or female — "The plaintiffs — a transgender man, a two spirit Native American, a nonbinary person, an intersex individual and a nurse practitioner — also moved for a summary judgement in Monday’s filing in state court in Missoula, asking for the law to be declared unconstitutional." Read more. 

Proposal would ban political, racial, sex orientation & gender flag displays – "Under the proposal, local governments, public schools, colleges and universities would be barred from displaying flags that represent political viewpoints including 'a politically partisan, racial, sexual orientation and gender, or political ideology viewpoint.'" Read more. 

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