Legislation Affecting LGBTQ Rights Across the Country

Last updated 5/13/22 - This webpage is updated on a weekly basis on Fridays

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 

  Read for first time and referred to committee 1/11/22

  Read for the first time and referred to committee 1/18/22

  Delivered to Governor 4/7/22

  Read for the second time on 3/2/22 and placed on calendar with one amendment, pending third reading on day 18

AZ

SB 1045

HB 2608

  Read for the second time 1/11/22; referred to committee 1/10/22

  Read for the second time 2/1/22

FL

HB 211

  Died 3/14/22

GA

HB 401

  Active 1/10/22

IA

HF 193

  Introduced and referred to committee 1/20/22

ID H 675   Passed House; introduced, read for the first time, and referred to committee in Senate 3/9/22

IN

HB 1121 

  Read and referred to committee 1/4/22

KS

HB 2210

  Active 1/10/22

KY HB 253   Introduced and referred to committee 1/8/22
LA HB 570    Read by title and referred to committee 3/14/22
MO HB 2649   Passed out of committee and referred to Rules 4/27/22
MS

SB 2728

HB 1147

 

  Died in committee 2/1/22

  Died in committee 2/1/22

 

NC

SB 514

  Active 5/18/22

OH 

HB 454

  Active 1/3/22

OK

SB 583
SB 676

HB 3240

  Active 2/7/22
  Active 2/7/22

  Second reading referred to committee 2/8/22

SC

HB 4047

  Active 1/11/22

TN

SB 657 /
HB 578

HB 2835 /

SB 2696

  Active 1/11/22
  Deferred to special calendar 2/9/22 to be published with Final committee calendar

  Taken off notice for subcommittee calendar 3/22/22

  Assigned to subcommittee 3/9/22 

WI

SB 915 /

AB 977

  Failed to pass 3/15/22

  Failed to pass 3/15/22

WV

HB 2171

  Active 1/12/22

 

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   Died in committee 2/1/22

OK

SB 1164

SB 1249

  Second reading referred to committee 2/8/22

  Referred to committee 2/28/22

SD

HB 1005

  Passed House 2/1/22; passed out of Senate committee and deferred to the 41st legislative day 

 

c. Excluding transgender youth from athletics

State 

Bill Number

  Status

AK HB 230   Read for the first time and referred to committee 1/18/22

AZ 

SB 1046

SB 1165

  Introduced 12/22/21

  Signed by Governor 3/30/22

DE  SB 227    Introduced and assigned to committee 2/11/22
FL HB 7    Signed by Governor 4/22/22

GA

HB 276
HB 372
SB 266

SB 435

  Active 1/10/22
  Active 1/10/22
  Senate recommitted 1/10/22

  Passed Senate 2/24/22; read for the second time in House 3/1/2

HI

HB 1304

  Active 1/19/22

IA

HF 184

HF 2309

HF 2416

SF 2342

 

 

  Active 1/10/22

  Withdrawn 2/21/22

  Signed by Governor 3/3/22

  Withdrawn 3/2/22

 

  

IN

HB 1041 

  Passed both chambers; vetoed by Governor 3/21/22

KS

SB 208

SB 484

  Active 1/10/22

  Passed Senate; introduced in House and referred to committee 3/22/22

KY

HB 23

HB 247

SB 83 

  Re-committed to committee 3/29/22

  Introduced and referred to committee 1/8/22

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

LA SB 44   Scheduled for floor debate 5/17/22
MD HB 0757   Unfavorably reported by committee 2/28/22

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

 

 

  Committee hearing scheduled but not heard 3/29/22

  Reported out of committee 4/13/22

  Read for the second time 2/23/22

  Placed on informal third reading calendar 4/21/22

  Passed out of House; read for the second time in the Senate and referred to committee 5/10/22

  Passed out of House; read for the second time in the Senate and referred to committee 5/10/22

 

 

MS 

SB 2111

SB 2310

  Died in committee 2/1/22

  Died in committee 2/1/22

NH HB 198   Floor update 1/5/22
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

  Active 1/3/22
  Active 1/3/22

OK

SB 331
SB 2

HB 4245

  Active 2/7/22
  Signed by Governor 3/30/22

  Passed House; read for the first time in Senate 3/24/22

PA

HB 972

  Passed House; received in Senate and referred to committee 4/21/22

RI S 2501   Introduced and referred to committee 3/1/22

SC

SB 531
HB 4608

HB 3477

  Recommitted to committee 5/5/22
  Ratified 5/12/22

  Active 1/11/22

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

  Passed on second consideration and referred to committee 1/26/22

  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

  Introduced and read for the first time 3/25/22

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

  Active 1/12/22
  Active 1/12/22
  Active 1/12/22
  Referred to Senate 1/21/22

WY SF 0051   Died 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

  Read for the second time and referred to committee 1/12/22
  Read for the second time 1/11/22

  Signed by Governor 4/29/22

  Read for the second time 1/20/22

FL

SB 1834 /

HB 1557 

  Died 3/14/22

  Signed by Governor 3/28/22

GA HB 1158   Read for the second time 2/7/22
IA 

SF 2024

HF 2054

HF 2053

  Referred to subcommittee 1/24/22

  Introduced and referred to committee 1/20/22

  Indefinite postponement recommended by committee 1/31/22

IL HB 5505  Re-referred to committee 2/18/22

IN

HB 1040 

HB 1228 

HB 1231

  Read for the first time and referred to committee 1/4/22

  Read for the first time and referred to committee 1/6/22

  Read for the first time and referred to committee 1/6/22

 

KY 

 

HB 14   Introduced 1/4/22
LA HB 570    Read by title and referred to committee 3/14/22
MS

SB 2679

SB 2881

  Died in committee 2/1/22

  Died in committee 2/1/22

MO

HB 1755

SB 645

HB 2189

  Referred to committee 1/13/22
  Voted out of committee 4/6/22

  Voted out of committee with substitute and referred to committee 3/8/22

NJ

A 1418 

S 585

  Introduced and referred to committee 1/11/22

  Introduced and referred to committee 1/11/22

OK

SB 1142

SB 1654

HB 1888 /

SB 657

SB 615

  Voted out of committee with amendment 3/1/22

  Read for the second time and referred to committee 2/8/22

  Active 2/7/22

  Active 2/7/22

  Passed Senate and engrossed 5/2/22, CCR read 5/11/22

RI

H 7138

H 7539

S 2516

  Committee recommended bill be held for further study 2/10/22

  Committee recommended bill be held for further study 4/11/22

  Introduced and referred to committee 3/1/22

SC

SB 900

HB 4605

  Prefiled and referred to committee 12/6/21

  Read for the first time and referred to committee 1/11/22

TN

SB 2777 /

HB 2633

HB 0800

SB 1216

 

  Placed on committee calendar for 4/27/22

  Passed House; passed by Senate on first consideration 4/27/22

  Re-referred to committee 3/17/22

  Assigned to subcommittee 3/23/22

 

VA

SB 20

HB 988

  Passed by indefinitely in committee 2/3/22

  Died in committee 2/7/22

WV

SB 498

HB 4016

  Passed House with amendment and transmitted to Senate 3/11/22

  Introduced and referred to committee 2/1/22

e.   Restrictions on accessing accurate ID

State 

Bill Number 

  Status

MS

SB 2356 /

HB 1099

  Died 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

  Active 1/10/22
  Active 1/10/22
  Active 1/10/22

IN SB 402   Read for the first time and referred to committee 1/12/22

NH 

HB 1180 

  House Roll Call 3/16/22

   

 

 

Religious Exemption Bills

a. Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRAs)

State 

Bill Number 

  Status

 

IA

 

HF 170
SF 436

  Active 1/20/22
  Active 1/10/22

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

WV

HB 2545

  Active 1/12/22

WY HB 0154   House did not consider for introduction 2/18/22

 

b.   Religious Exemptions in Healthcare Implicating LGBTQ People

State 

Bill Number

  Status

FL HB 747   Died in committee 3/14/22
KY HB 495   Introduced and referred to committee 2/14/22

SC

HB 3518

S. 811

  Active 1/11/22

  Active 1/11/22

 

c.  Religious Exemptions in Adoption & Foster Care

State 

Bill Number

  Status

AZ SB 1399   Signed by Governor 4/6/22

IA

HF 170

  Active 1/10/2022

IN  HB 1338    Read for the first time and referred to committee 1/11/22
KY 

HB 1

HB 495

  Delivered to Governor 3/30/22

  Introduced and referred to committee 2/14/22

SC

H 3878

  Active 1/11/22

WV

SB 13

  Active 1/12/22

 

d.   Other Religious Exemption Bills

State 

Bill Number 

  Status

IA

HF 170

  Active 1/10/22

MA

HD 3468

  Active 1/5/22

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

 

  Active 1/11/22

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

  Re-referred to committee 4/4/22

  Introduced and referred to committee 1/18/22

AZ HB 2630   Introduced 1/26/22
FL HB 1587   Died in committee 3/14/22
ID  H 440   Referred to committee 1/18/22
MI HB 5349    Active 1/12/22
MS SB 2130   Died in committee 2/1/22

MO

HB 1760
HB 1737

  Referred to committee 3/31/22
  Referred to committee 4/11/22

NE

LB 120

LB 1136

LB 1211

  Indefinitely postponed 4/20/22

  Indefinitely postponed 4/20/22

  Indefinitely postponed 4/20/22

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

OK

HB 3001

  Read for the second time and referred to subcommittee 2/8/22

PA SB 1010   Introduced and referred to committee 1/11/22
RI

H 6655

H 7117 

  Introduced and referred to committee 1/6/22

  Committee recommended measure be held for further study 4/11/22

SC

HB 3183

  Active 1/11/22

WV

HB 2538

SB 156

HB 2697

HB 3272

  Introduced and referred to committee 1/12/22

  Introduced and referred to committee 1/12/22

  Introduced and referred to committee 1/12/22

  Introduced and referred to committee 1/12/22

 

b. Protections in healthcare

State 

Bill Number

  Status

HI

SB 752

  Active 1/19/22

IL SB 2978    Referred to committee 1/5/22
SC HB 4801   Read for the first time and referred to committee 1/13/22
VT H. 659   Read for the first time and referred to committee 1/18/22
WA

SB 5688 /

HB 1809

  Public hearing held 1/18/22

  Read for the first time 1/10/22

 

c. Allowing updated gender markers on ID

State 

Bill Number 

  Status

AZ HB 1186   Read for the second time 1/18/22

IL

HB 9

HB 4444

  Active 1/12/2022

  Re-referred to committee 2/18/22

MA

HD 153

  Active 1/5/22

NJ A 1171   Introduced and referred to committee 1/11/22
NY S 607A    Advanced to third hearing 1/20/22

OK

HB 2108

  Active 2/7/22

VT

H. 628

S. 273

  Signed by Governor 4/8/22

  Referred to committee 1/20/22

 

d. Sex work decriminalization bills

State 

Bill Number 

  Status

CA

SB 357

  Active 1/3/22

HI

SB 2557 /

HB 2265

  Deferred by committee 2/8/22

  Referred to committee 1/28/22

MO HB 2338   Read for the second time 1/10/22

NH

HB 1176

  Inexpedient to legislate 2/17/22

NY

A 849
S 3075
S 2878

  Referred to committee 1/6/22
  Referred to committee 1/6/22
  Referred to committee 1/6/22

WA

HB 1816

SB 5693

  Committee passed substitute bill and referred to Rules Committee 2/24/22

  Partially vetoed by Governor 3/31/22

 

e. Other good bills

State 

Bill Number 

  Status

CA

AB 1041
SB 225
SB 379

  Read for the second time and ordered to third hearing 1/11/22
  Introduced in Assembly and read for the first time 1/18/22
  Introduced in Assembly and read for the first time 1/24/22

HI

SB 618

  Active 1/19/22

IL

HB 4626

SB 3961

  Referred to committee 2/24/22

  Re-referred to committee 2/10/22

IN

HB 1047

HB 1158

 

  Read for the first time and referred to committee 1/4/22

  Passed House 2/1/22; read for the first time in Senate and referred to committee 2/7/22

 

 
KY HB 16    Introduced and referred to committee 1/4/22
MD

HB  0453 /

SB 550 

  House hearing held 2/8/22

  Senate hearing scheduled for 2/17/22

MN SF 3130    Introduced and read for the first time 2/14/22
NJ A 1751   Introduced and referred to committee 1/11/22

NY

A 7001-A

  Reported referred to Codes 3/8/22

OR

HB 4073

HB 4099

  In committee upon adjournment 3/4/22

  In committee upon adjournment 3/4/22

WA

HB 1956

SB 5859

  Signed by Governor 3/31/22

  Read for the first time and referred to committee 1/13/22

WV

SB 167 

HB 2362

  Delivered to Governor 3/10/22

  Introduced and referred to committee 1/12/22

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