Florida, one of the states most susceptible to the effects of climate change and sea-level rise, verbally banned state environmental officials from using the term "climate change," an investigation revealed. But the Sunshine State isn't the only U. North Carolina, Louisiana and Tennessee have all passed laws that attempt to cast doubt on established climate science in boardrooms and classrooms. The reality of climate change due to human activity has been widely accepted by climate scientists, and some experts worry that attempts to deny the science could prevent states from preparing for sea level rise, extreme weather and other effects of a warming planet. In an investigation published yesterday March 8 , the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting FCIR found evidence of an unwritten policy that banned officials at the state's Department of Environmental Protection DEP from using specific terms related to climate change in official communications, emails or reports. Other former employees confirmed the existence of the unofficial policy, which went into effect after Florida Gov.
Anti-Gay Laws Bring Backlash in Mississippi and North Carolina
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A deal that North Carolina lawmakers reached to repeal the state's controversial and costly "bathroom bill" passed on Thursday after a contentious debate — but the compromise has left LGBTQ advocates exasperated, with some calling it "shameful" and an "outrageous betrayal. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed the bill into law just hours after the state's House passed the bill on Thursday afternoon after nearly two hours of heated debate. Cooper announced he had signed the bill at a press conference Thursday afternoon, saying HB2 had been "a dark cloud hanging over our great state. Cooper acknowledged the limitations of the deal, and said the new law was "not a perfect deal and it's not my preferred solution. It stops short of many things we need to do as a state.
9 States With Anti-Gay Laws That Aren’t That Different From Russia’s
Greens call on Coalition and Labor to back bill to abolish exemptions allowing religious schools to fire gay teachers. Scott Morrison has promised discrimination law amendments to make clear no student at a private or religious school should be expelled on the basis of their sexuality. It remains unclear if the new federal law will override laws in the majority of states that allow religious schools to discriminate, including New South Wales and Victoria, but by prohibiting the conduct at a federal level it may be possible to protect LGBT students without state law changes.
AP — A hate crimes bill in South Carolina no longer protects gay or transgender people after a Republican leader said including them would likely lead members of his party to withdraw their support. A House subcommittee on Thursday passed an amendment removing sexual orientation, creed, gender, age and ancestry from the bill. The measure now includes just six protected groups, all of which have long been included in federal law: race, color, religion, sex, national origin and physical or mental disability.