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Around the Region: Communities rally for trans equity in Iowa, Wisconsin

Wisconsin A rally for transgender rights was held in Appleton last week, the Post Crescent reports: Nearly 300 people gathered in Houdini Plaza to advocate...

Around the Region: SD governor signs bill to allow anti-LGBTQ discrimination in adoption services

South Dakota South Dakota's governor has signed a bill that allows faith-based adoption agencies to deny services to LGBTQ people, South Dakota Public Radio reports:...

Around the Region: SD lawmakers pass bill allowing anti-LGBTQ discrimination in adoption

South Dakota A bill to legalize discrimination in adoption is headed to the governor's desk for signature, the Human Rights Campaign said in a statement:...

Around the Region: North Dakota lawmakers debate LGBTQ nondiscrimination bill

North Dakota A bill to ban discrimination against LGBTQ North Dakotans was heard for the first time in 2017, KTVQ reports: A bill to add...

Around the Region: South Dakota governor promises veto of anti-transgender bill

South Dakota South Dakota's governor promised to veto anti-transgender legislation that lands on his desk, the Associated Press reports: South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says...

Around the Region: North Dakota bill would ban discrimination against LGBTQ people

North Dakota North Dakota lawmakers are considering a bill (HB1386) to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the Associated Press reports: For...

Around the Region: North Dakota Senate blocks marriage equality update to state statutes

North Dakota The North Dakota Senate rejected a measure to change state statutes to reflect marriage equality, the Bismarck Tribune reports: The North Dakota Senate...

Around the Region: Sioux Falls Two-Spirit woman is 2nd trans murder victim 2017

South Dakota A South Dakota Two-Spirit woman appears to be the second transgender victim of homicide in 2017, KSFY reports: Friends of Jamie Lee Wounded...

Around the Region: Fargo Diocese sues for right to discriminate against transgender persons seeking...

North Dakota The representatives of the Roman Catholic Church in Fargo are suing the federal government for the right to discriminate against transgender people in...

Around the Region: Anti-transgender bills likely in WI and SD; suit in ND alleges...

South Dakota The Associated Press reports that a religious right group in South Dakota will be pushing anti-transgender legislation in January: The leader of a...