2016 State Equality Index

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SUMMARY OF STATE DEVELOPMENTS IN 2016 Despite the very real threat of bad bills across the country, 2016 saw tremendous momentum on good bills. On the state legislative front, most positive legislative victories didn’t make a big news splash, but brought important gains for LGBTQ people. There were several bright spots as states considered innovative bills and administrative policies to protect youth, enhance transgender healthcare and enact non-discrimination protections setting the stage for future advances to further LGBTQ equality. For a full review of state legislation that was introduced, considered, passed, or killed in 2016, please see HRC.ORG/SEI.

Relationship Recognition Parenting Laws Non-Discrimination Laws Hate Crime Laws Youth Laws Health & Safety

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