Tag: bills

A wave of anti-trans state bills is sweeping across the country

HAWAII House Bill 2181 Inactive House Bill 2532 Inactive ILLINOIS House Bill 4474 What it does: Requires students to use single-sex facilities (like restrooms and changing rooms) according to their sex assigned at birth, and requires schools to segregate all multi-user facilities by sex. Creates restrictions on when trans students can use single-user restrooms. Status: Referred to Rules Committee. How you can help defeat the bills in Illinois: Contact Equality Illinois. Sign this petition to oppose the […]

Sen. Cruz Files Bills to Protect the Individual Right to Free Speech

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today filed a pair of bills to protect the individual right to free speech in the wake of Democrats’ efforts to effectively repeal the First Amendment by allowing Congress to regulate spending on political speech. “Senate Democrats are seeking unfettered power to regulate and stifle political speech, which is why today, it’s more important than ever to champion the freedoms enshrined in our Constitution,” Sen. Cruz said. […]

Gun bills may be a long shot

Despite supporters’ hopes that this time it’s different, President Barack Obama’s new call for restricting some semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines will face deeply entrenched resistance in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and could be a long shot even in the Democratic-led Senate. Any gun legislation sent to the House “is going to have to pass with most Democrats and a few Republicans,” said Nathan Gonzales, deputy editor of the Rothenberg Political Report. “This would […]