Drafting legislation and testifying on bills with civil liberties implications is key to ensuring that the government cannot infringe on your rights.  Here are the bills we are watching the closest. 


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Ban on Transition-Related Healthcare

Health plans not required to cover healthcare related to gender transition. Allows health insurance plans to discriminate against transgender individuals in transition-related healthcare

April 20, 2017 LGBT Rights

Clinic Licensure Requirement to Perform Abortions

Requires facilities that perform 10 or more abortions per month to have special license (except hospitals or outpatient surgical centers).  Any facility that performs abortion without appropriate licensure can be shut down via court injunction.  Subjects clinics to random inspections.

April 20, 2017 Reproductive Freedom

Anti-protest: Increase Penalties

Increases penalties for obstructing (blocking, placing barriers, defacing, etc.) a right-of-way to highway/airport or transit, making it a gross misdemeanor (increases penalties from up to $1,000 to up to $3,000 and jail time from up to 90 days to up to one year)

April 20, 2017 Free Speech & Expression

Anti-protest: Civil Liability

Would allow municipalities to sue protesters for any costs associated with a protest that was found to be unlawful.  Also could apply to anyone present at the event, including bystanders and journalists

April 20, 2017 Free Speech & Expression

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