Wednesday, June 7, 2023

State of emergency over anti-LGBTQ laws declared by Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) declared a state of emergency for LGBTQ people in the U.S., “following an unprecedented and dangerous spike in anti-LGBTQ legislative assaults sweeping state houses this year.”

America’s largest LGBTQ organization, which has never before made such an announcement in its 40+-year history, also featured findings from its new report, LGBTQ Americans Under Attack, which “details more than 75 anti-LGBTQ bills that have been signed into law this year alone, more than doubling last year’s number, which was previously the worst year on record.”

In a press release, HRC explained: “The sharp rise in anti-LGBTQ measures has spawned a dizzying patchwork of discriminatory state laws that have created increasingly hostile and dangerous environments for LGBTQ people, prompting HRC today to also issue a national warning and downloadable guidebook for the LGBTQ community. “

“The multiplying threats facing millions in our community are not just perceived, they are real, tangible and dangerous. In many cases they are resulting in violence against LGBTQ+ people, forcing families to uproot their lives and flee their homes in search of safer states, and triggering a tidal wave of increased homophobia and transphobia that puts the safety of each and every one of us at risk.”

More than 450 anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced across Republican states in the U.S., but Biden’s Administration spoken out against the “hateful and dangerous” attacks on LGBTQ. In this respect, President Joe Biden criticised lawmakers trying to ban gender-affirming healthcare and called their actions “immoral”.

Check state of LGBTQ rights in U.S. here.

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