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Lawmakers in 19 states want legal refuge for trans youth

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in more than a dozen states are following California’s lead in seeking to offer legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families. The coordinated effort being announced Tuesday by the LGBTQ Victory Institute and other advocates comes in response to recent actions taken in conservative states.

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in more than a dozen states are following California’s lead in seeking to offer legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families. The coordinated effort being announced Tuesday by the LGBTQ Victory Institute and other advocates comes in response to recent actions taken in conservative states.

Highlights

  • Democratic lawmakers in more than a dozen states are following California’s lead in seeking to offer legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families.
  • The coordinated effort being announced Tuesday, May 3, by the LGBTQ Victory Institute and other advocates.
  • Democrats in 16 other states plan to follow suit, though about half of their legislatures are out of session or not currently accepting new bills.
  • Democratic lawmakers are in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.
  • Minnesota and New York recently filed refuge state legislation modeled after the bill proposed in March.