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Illinois is considering tax credits for trans people fleeing their states

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Here is what happened this week at the state level when it comes to laws targeting – and sometimes protecting – transgender people.

  • Trans adults are on edge as attacks on trans rights go beyond children. (Washington Post)
  • The family of a trans student filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education after their child was outed without their consent. (Nebraska Public Media)
  • Trans advocates held die-ins at Florida DMVs to protest a rule that would ban them from correcting the gender marker on their driver’s licenses. (LGBTQ Nation)
  • Illinois is considering a bill that would give tax credits to newcomers who are fleeing states that ban gender-affirming care or abortion. (The Hill)
  • Maryland is considering a law that would make it a sanctuary state for transgender people and providers fleeing other states. (TruthOut)
  • West Virginia is considering a bill to ban nonbinary and intersex designations on birth certificates issued in the state, even though the state already doesn’t allow nonbinary designations. (them)
  • Republicans in Connecticut introduced two anti-trans bills. One would require teachers to out trans students to their parents, and the other would ban trans student-athletes in school sports. (CT News Junkie)
  • The Texas Supreme Court heard arguments in a lawsuit to overturn the state’s ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth. (The Daily Texan)
  • Trans advocates attended a hearing in Iowa about a law to legally erase them. (Des Moines Register)
  • A Georgia Senate committee voted to move a ban on discussing transgender issues – as well as queer theory – in schools. It’ll also force schools to out trans students to their parents. (LGBTQ Nation)
  • The ACLU of Virginia filed two lawsuits against the state over anti-transgender guidelines for schools. (Washington Blade)
  • A Wyoming bill that could remove trans kids from their parents’ custody if they get gender-affirming care was introduced. (LA Blade)
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