Bill to broaden LGBTQ+ protections passes Pennsylvania House

A bill to broaden protections for LGBTQ+ people passed the Pennsylvania state House of Representatives, the first time similar legislation has advanced this far after yearslong efforts by Democrats, though it faces strong headwinds in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Court ruling keeps Montana lawmaker Zooey Zephyr out of House

The ruling came after attorneys for the state of Montana asked the judge to reject Zephyr’s attempt to return. She was silenced two weeks ago then banished last week for admonishing Republican lawmakers and encouraging a raucous statehouse protest.

Montana GOP bars transgender lawmaker from 2023 session

Transgender lawmaker Zooey Zephyr was barred from participating on the House floor as Republican leaders voted Wednesday to silence her for the rest of 2023 session after she protested GOP leaders’ decision earlier in the week to silence her.