Legislation Affecting LGBTQ Rights Across the Country

Last updated 9/9/22 - This webpage is updated on a monthly basis on Fridays through December, and then weekly beginning in January when most state sessions resume

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

  Dead 6/25/22

  Dead 6/25/22

  Signed by Governor 3/30/22

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 

  Dead 3/14/22

KS

HB 2210

  Dead 5/23/22

KY HB 253   Dead 4/14/22
LA

HB 570 

HR 158

  Dead 6/6/22

  Dead 6/6/22

MO HB 2649   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

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

 

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

 

 

  Dead 5/13/22

  Dead 5/13/22

  Dead 5/13/22

  Dead 5/13/22

  Dead 5/13/22

  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   Passed by indefinitely in committee 2/3/22

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
MS

SB 2679

SB 2881

  Died in committee 2/1/22

  Died in committee 2/1/22

MO

HB 1755

SB 645

HB 2189

  Dead 5/13/22
  

  Dead 5/13/22

  Dead 5/13/22

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

  

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

   

 

 

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

  Dead 5/12/22

  Dead 5/24/22

 

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   Introduced and referred to committee 1/11/22
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

  Enrolled and presented to Governor 8/31/22
  Enrolled and presented to Governor 9/6/22
  Enrolled and presented to Governor 8/30/22

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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