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Freedom of Expression
International Transgender Day of Visibility rally and protest in Tucson

Conservative States Challenge Federal Rule on Treatment of Transgender Students

Several Republican state attorneys general are arguing that the new policies would hurt women and girls, trample free speech rights and create burdens for the states.

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Rainbow flags fly across the street from the Stonewall Inn in New York

Tennessee GOP-Led Senate Spikes Bill Seeking to Ban LGBTQ+ Pride Flags in Schools

Republican-led states such as Tennessee have moved to increasingly limit LGBTQ+ topics in school classrooms and prevent teachers from affirming a child’s gender identity or pronouns.

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Nebraska State Capitol Building, Lincoln

Nebraska Bill to Charge Librarians for Giving ‘Obscene Material’ to Children Fails

Book bans soared last year in the U.S, and almost half of the challenged books are about communities of color, LGBTQ+ people and other marginalized groups.

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Drag artists host performance ahead of ban in Tennessee

Supreme Court Won’t Intervene in Dispute Over Drag Shows at Public University in Texas

The Texas college dispute first arose last year when the school’s president announced that drag performances would not be allowed on campus.

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U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in President Joe Biden's bid to rescind a Trump-era immigration policy, in Washington

Judge Blocks Texas From Collecting Info on Trans Kids Receiving Gender-Affirming Care

The judge said in an order that providing the information would harm the group and its members in several ways, including violating their right of free speech.

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Rainbow flags fly across the street from the Stonewall Inn in New York

Pride Flags Would Be Largely Banned in Tennessee Classrooms Under New Bill

The proposal, which was passed by the GOP-led House, marks another development in the ongoing political battle over LGBTQ+ rights in Tennessee.

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Slay Hate: Fight Back Tennessee rally

ACLU Settles for $500K With a Tennessee City in Fight Over an Anti-Drag Ordinance

In addition to the monetary settlement, the city also agreed to repeal the ordinance, which was designed to ban drag performances from taking place on public property.

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The Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, designed by architect Frank Mills Andrews and completed in 1909.

Lawmakers in Kentucky Offer Legislation To Regulate Adult-Oriented Businesses

The bills would renew an effort to regulate drag shows, with supporters touting it as a child-protection measure while opponents say it would stifle First Amendment rights.

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