B. 611: Gender, Sexuality and Marriage Reform Act of 2020

This piece of legislation proposed by myself will be one of the first pieces of legislation in this country that allows lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex, non-binary, and queer individuals to be who they are in the eyes of the law.

With all due respect, this statement is simply false. While I will refrain from commenting on the specific merits of the proposed Act, it is worth noting that many other pieces of legislation, at both the federal and state level, protect the rights of LGBTQ people.

For example, the Civil Equality Act of 2018, signed into law by Acting President Ninjjadragon, is a sweeping federal bill prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

Here in Dixie, several state laws protect LGBTQ persons. For example, the Dixie Civil Rights LGBT+ Act of 2018 added gender identity to the list of characteristics protected by the state hate crime statute. The Dixie LGBT Housing Rights Bill prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in housing. The Dixie LGBT+ Apology Resolution offered an official policy from the State of Dixie to LGBTQ persons harmed by its past anti-LGBTQ policies and condemned "all legal, economic and cultural forces that discriminate against LGBTQ+ citizens." Forced conversion therapy--i.e., efforts to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity--is also prohibited in the state. Moreover, all conversion therapy directed at minors is prohibited in the state, forced or not. And, of course, Dixie has officially repealed the provision of the state constitution prohibiting recognizing of same-sex marriage.

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