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Past Legislation Affecting LGBTQ Rights Across the Country 2022

Document Date: January 14, 2022

Last updated 12/2/22

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in America continue to face discrimination in their daily lives. While more states every year work to pass laws to protect LGBTQ people, we continue to see state legislatures advancing bills that target transgender people, limit local protections, and allow the use of religion to discriminate.

*Note: Bills are reported as Active below if they were introduced in their states’ 2021 legislative sessions and have carried over to 2022. The status date indicates the convening of the state’s 2022 session or the most current activity on a particular bill.

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Anti-LGBTQ Bills:
Anti-Trans Bills

These measures target transgender and nonbinary people for discrimination, such as by barring or criminalizing healthcare for trans youth, barring access to the use of appropriate facilities like restrooms, restricting trans students’ ability to fully participate in school and sports, allowing religiously-motivated discrimination against trans people, or making it more difficult for them to get identification documents with their name and gender.

a. Restricting healthcare for transgender youth

State

Bill Number

Status

AL

SB 5 /

HB 150

SB 184 /

HB 266

Dead 4/7/22

Dead 4/7/22

Delivered to Governor 4/7/22

Dead 4/7/22

AZ

SB 1045

HB 2608

SB 1138

SB 1130

Dead 6/25/22

Dead 6/25/22

Signed by Governor 3/30/22

Dead 6/25/22

FL

HB 211

Dead 3/14/22

GA

HB 401

Dead 4/2/22

IA

HF 193

Dead 5/24/22

ID
H 675
Dead 3/31/22

IN

HB 1121

SB 34

Dead 3/14/22

Dead 3/14/22

KS

HB 2210/

SB 214

Dead 5/23/22

Dead 5/23/22

KY

HB 253

SB 84

Dead 4/14/22

Dead 4/14/22

LA

HB 570

HR 158

Dead 6/6/22

Dead 6/6/22

MI
HB 6454
Introduced and referred to committee 10/11/22

MO

HB 2649

SB 22

SB 843

Dead 5/13/22

Dead 10/4/22

Dead 5/13/22

MS

SB 2728

HB 1147

Died in committee 2/1/22

Died in committee 2/1/22

NC

SB 514

Dead 7/1/22

NJ
S 3076
Introduced and referred to committee 9/29/22

NH
HB 1651
Dead 5/26/22

OH

HB 454

HB 616

Active 1/3/22

Referred to committee 5/17/22

OK

SB 583
SB 676

HB 3240

Dead 5/27/22
Dead 5/27/22

Dead 5/27/22

SC

HB 4047

Dead 5/12/22

TN

SB 657 /
HB 578

HB 2835 /

SB 2696

Dead 4/28/22
Dead 4/28/22

Dead 4/28/22

Dead 4/28/22

UT
HB 0127
Dead 3/4/22

WI

SB 915 /

AB 977

Failed to pass 3/15/22

Failed to pass 3/15/22

WV

HB 2171

Dead 3/12/22

b. Single-Sex Facility Restrictions

State

Bill Number

Status

AL

HB 322

HR 83

Delivered to Governor 4/7/22

Motion to adopt adopted 2/22/22

MN
HF 3843
Introduced, read for the first time, and referred to committee 2/28/22

MS
SB 2679
Dead 5/23/22

OK

SB 1164

SB 1249

SB 615

Dead 5/27/22

Dead 5/27/22

Approved by Governor 5/25/22

SD

HB 1005

Dead 3/28/22

VA
HB 1126
Dead 3/12/22

c. Excluding transgender youth from athletics

State

Bill Number

Status

AK
HB 230
Dead 5/18/22

AZ

SB 1046

SB 1165

Dead 6/25/22

Signed by Governor 3/30/22

DE

SB 227

SB 346

Dead 6/30/22

Dead 7/25/22

GA

HB 276
HB 372
SB 266

SB 435

Dead 4/4/22
Dead 4/4/22
Dead 4/4/22

Dead 4/4/22

HI

HB 1304

Dead 5/5/22

IA

HF 184

HF 2309

HF 2416 /

SF 2342

Dead 5/24/22

Withdrawn 2/21/22

Signed by Governor 3/3/22

Withdrawn 3/2/22

IN

HB 1041

Legislature override of Governor’s veto 5/24/22

KS

SB 208

SB 484

Died in committee 5/23/22

Died in committee 5/23/22

KY

HB 23

HB 247

SB 83

Dead 4/14/22

Dead 4/14/22

Veto overriden; delivered to Secretary of State 4/13/22

LA
SB 44
Became Act without Governor’s signature 6/6/22

MD
HB 0757
Dead 4/11/22

MI

SB 218

Active 1/12/22

MN

HF 350
HF 352
HF 1657

HF 4282

Active 1/31/22
Active 1/31/22
Active 1/31/22

Introduced, read for the first time, and referred to committee 3/14/22

MO

SB 740

HB 2461

HB 2735

HB 2734

HB 2140

HB 1973

SB 22

SB 781

Dead 5/13/22

Dead 5/13/22

Dead 5/13/22

Dead 5/13/22

Dead 5/13/22

Dead 5/13/22

Dead 10/4/22

Dead 5/13/22

MS

SB 2111

SB 2310

Died in committee 2/1/22

Died in committee 2/1/22

NH
HB 198
Dead 5/26/22

NJ

A 1630

S 589

Introduced and referred to committee 1/11/22

Introduced and referred to committee 1/11/22

OH

HB 61
SB 132

SB 187

Active 1/3/22
Active 1/3/22

Active 1/3/22

OK

SB 331
SB 2

HB 4245

Dead 5/27/22
Signed by Governor 3/30/22

Dead 5/27/22

PA

HB 972

Vetoed by Governor 7/8/22

RI
S 2501
Dead 6/23/22

SC

SB 531
HB 4608

HB 3477

Dead 5/12/22
Signed by Governor 5/16/22

Dead 5/12/22

SD

HB 1006

SB 46

Withdrawn 2/7/22

Signed by Governor 2/3/22

TN

HB 1894 /

SB 1862

SB 2153 /

HB 2316

HB 1895 /

SB 1861

Withdrawn from subcommittee 1/31/22

Dead 4/28/22

Signed by Governor 5/6/22

Companion bill subsituted 4/25/22

Signed by Governor 4/22/22

Companion House bill substituted 4/11/22

UT

HB 11

HB 3002

Legislature overrides Governor’s veto 3/25/22

Dead 3/4/22

VA
SB 766
Dead 3/12/22

WI

AB 195 /

SB 323
AB 196 /
SB 322

Failed to concur 3/15/22
Failed to pass 3/15/22
Failed to concur 3/15/22
Failed to pass 3/15/22

WV

HB 2141
HB 2676
HB 2734
SB 341

Dead 3/12/22
Dead 3/12/22
Dead 3/12/22
Dead 3/12/22

WY
SF 0051
Dead 3/11/22

d. Other school or curriculum restrictions

State

Bill Number

Status

AL
HB 322
Delivered to Governor 4/7/22

AZ

HB 2011
SB 1045

HB 2161

HB 2285

Dead 6/25/22
Dead 6/25/22

Signed by Governor 4/29/22

Dead 6/25/22

FL

SB 1834 /

HB 1557

HB 7

Dead 3/14/22

Signed by Governor 3/28/22

Signed by Governor 4/22/22

GA
HB 1158
Dead 4/2/22

IA

SF 2024

HF 2054

HF 2053

Dead 5/24/22

Dead 5/24/22

Dead 5/24/22

IL
HB 5505
Dead 4/9/22

IN

HB 1040

HB 1228

HB 1231

Dead 3/14/22

Dead 3/14/22

Dead 3/14/22

KY

HB 14
Dead 4/14/22

LA
HB 570
Dead 6/6/22

MI

HB 6503

HB 6306

Introduced, read for the first time, and referred to committee 11/29/22

Introduced, read for the first time, and referred to committee 6/30/22

MS

SB 2679

SB 2881

Died in committee 2/1/22

Died in committee 2/1/22

MO

HB 1755

SB 645

HB 2189

SB 22

Dead 5/13/22

Dead 5/13/22

Dead 5/13/22

Dead 10/4/22

NJ

A 1418

S 585

Introduced and referred to committee 1/11/22

Introduced and referred to committee 1/11/22

NC
H 755
Dead 7/1/22

OK

SB 1142

SB 1654

HB 1888 /

SB 657

Dead 5/27/22

Dead 5/27/22

Dead 5/27/22

Dead 5/27/22

PA

HB 2813

SB 1278

Dead 11/30/22

Dead 11/30/22

RI

H 7138

H 7539

S 2516

Dead 6/23/22

Dead 6/23/22

Dead 6/23/22

SC

SB 900

HB 4605

Dead 5/12/22

Dead 5/12/22

TN

SB 2777 /

HB 2633

HB 0800

SB 1216

Dead 4/28/22

Dead 4/28/22

Dead 4/28/22

Dead 4/28/22

VA

SB 20

HB 988

Passed by indefinitely in committee 2/3/22

Died in committee 2/7/22

WV

SB 498

HB 4016

Dead 3/12/22

Dead 3/12/22

e. Restrictions on accessing accurate ID

State

Bill Number

Status

MS

SB 2356 /

HB 1099

Dead 2/10/22

Died on calendar 3/9/22

OK
SB 1100
Signed by Governor 4/26/22

f. Other Anti-Trans bills

State

Bill Number

Status

IA

SF 167
HF 272
HF 326

Dead 5/24/22
Dead 5/24/22
Dead 5/24/22

IN
SB 402
Dead 3/14/22

NH

HB 1180

Dead 5/26/22

SC
HB 5150

Effective 7/1/22

Religious Exemption Bills
a. Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRAs)

State

Bill Number

Status

IA

HF 170
SF 436

Dead 5/24/22
Dead 5/24/22

NJ
A 328
Introduced and referred to committee 1/11/22

WV

HB 2545

Dead 3/12/22

WY
HB 0154
Dead 3/11/22

b. Religious Exemptions in Healthcare Implicating LGBTQ People

State

Bill Number

Status

FL
HB 747
Died in committee 3/14/22

KY
HB 495
Dead 4/14/22

SC

HB 3518

S. 811

H. 4776

Dead 5/12/22

Dead 5/24/22

Signed by Governor 6/17/22

c. Religious Exemptions in Adoption & Foster Care

State

Bill Number

Status

AZ
SB 1399
Signed by Governor 4/6/22

IA

HF 170

Dead 5/24/22

IN
HB 1338
Dead 3/14/22

KY

HB 1

HB 495

Delivered to Governor 3/30/22

Dead 4/14/22

SC

H 3878

Dead 5/12/22

WV

SB 13

Dead 3/12/22

d. Other Religious Exemption Bills

State

Bill Number

Status

IA

HF 170

Dead 5/24/22

MA

H. 1536

Dead 8/1/22

VA
HB 1137
Died in subcommittee 2/10/22

Bills Pre-Empting Local Protections

These bills prevent cities and other local government entities from passing nondiscrimination protections that are more expansive than the protections offered at the state level, including protections for LGBTQ people.

Other Anti-LGBTQ Bills

State

Bill Number

Status

TN

SB 1208

Dead 4/28/22

WI

AB 14
SB 31

Failed to pass 3/15/22
Failed to pass 3/15/22

LGBTQ Equality Bills

a. Nondiscrimination protections

State

Bill Number

Status

AK

HB 17

SB 149

Dead 5/18/22

Dead 5/18/22

AZ
HB 2630
Dead 6/25/22

FL
HB 1587
Died in committee 3/14/22

ID
H 440
Dead 5/18/22

MI
HB 5349
Active 1/12/22

MS
SB 2130
Died in committee 2/1/22

MO

HB 1760
HB 1737

Dead 5/13/22
Dead 5/13/22

NE

LB 120

LB 1136

LB 1211

Dead 4/20/22

Dead 4/20/22

Dead 4/20/22

NJ
A 1846
Introduced and referred to committee 1/11/22

OK

HB 3001

Dead 5/27/22

PA
SB 1010
Dead 11/30/22

RI

H 6655

H 7117

Dead 6/23/22

Dead 6/23/22

SC

HB 3183

Dead 5/12/22

WV

HB 2538

SB 156

HB 2697

HB 3272

Dead 3/12/22

Dead 3/12/22

Dead 3/12/22

Dead 3/12/22

b. Protections in healthcare

State

Bill Number

Status

HI

SB 752

Dead 5/5/22

IL
SB 2978
Dead 4/9/22

SC
HB 4801
Dead 5/12/22

VT
H. 659
Dead 5/12/22

WA

SB 5688 /

HB 1809

Dead 3/10/22

Dead 3/10/22

c. Allowing updated gender markers on ID

State

Bill Number

Status

AZ
HB 1186
Dead 6/25/22

IL

HB 9

HB 4444

Dead 4/9/22

Dead 4/9/22

MA

HD 153

Dead 8/1/22

NJ
A 1171
Introduced and referred to committee 1/11/22

NY
S 607A
Dead 6/4/22

OK

HB 2108

Dead 5/27/22

VT

H. 628

S. 273

Signed by Governor 4/8/22

Dead 4/20/22

d. Sex work decriminalization bills

State

Bill Number

Status

CA

SB 357

Signed by Governor 7/1/22

HI

SB 2557 /

HB 2265

Dead 5/5/22

Dead 5/5/22

MO
HB 2338
Dead 5/13/22

NH

HB 1176

Dead 5/26/22

NY

A 849
S 3075
S 2878

Dead 6/4/22
Dead 6/4/22
Dead 6/4/22

WA

HB 1816

SB 5693

Dead 3/10/22

Partially vetoed by Governor 3/31/22

e. Other good bills

State

Bill Number

Status

CA

AB 1041
SB 225
SB 379

Approved by Governor 9/29/22
Approved by Governor 9/27/22
Approved by Governor 9/16/22

HI

SB 618

Dead 5/5/2022

IL

HB 4626

SB 3961

Dead 4/9/22

Dead 4/9/22

IN

HB 1047

HB 1158

Dead 3/14/22

Dead 3/14/22

KY
HB 16
Dead 4/14/22

MD

HB 0453 /

SB 550

Dead 4/11/22

Dead 4/11/22

MN
SF 3130
Dead 3/12/22

NJ
A 1751
Introduced and referred to committee 1/11/22

NY

A 7001-A

Dead 6/4/22

OR

HB 4073

HB 4099

Dead 3/4/22

Dead 3/4/22

WA

HB 1956

SB 5859

Signed by Governor 3/31/22

Dead 3/10/22

WV

SB 167

HB 2362

Dead 3/12/22

Dead 3/12/22

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