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NH House Rejects Bill Aimed at Repealing Marriage Equality

On Wednesday New Hampshire lawmakers rejected a bill that would have made their state the first to repeal a marriage equality law through legislation -- a move opposed by Democratic Gov. John Lynch.

The Republican-controlled House voted 211-116 on Monday to kill the bill that would have repealed the 2-year-old law and restored a law that allowed civil unions in 2008 and 2009.

The Boston Globe
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March 21, 2012

Georgia changes policy on gender-affirming medical care for trans inmates

Officials in Georgia have revoked a blanket policy addressing medical treatment for transgender inmates. The decision comes after the Department of Justice backed a lawsuit filed by Ashley Diamond, a trans inmate, seeking restoration of hormone therapy. There is still more to be done for trans prisoners.

Georgia's own 'license to discriminate' bill dies at the end of the legislative session

The Georgia legislative session ended without passing a bill that would have legalized discrimination against the LGBT community. Much like Indiana and Arkansas, Georgia was considering a 'license to discriminate' bill. It had already passed the Georgia Senate, and was then tabled by the House Judiciary Committee.

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