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SF 427 - Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Discrimination - Key Vote

Iowa Key Votes

Ralph Watts voted Nay (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

Read statements Ralph Watts made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Discrimination

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (34-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Discrimination

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Highlights:
-Defines “gender identity” as the “gender-related identity of a person, regardless of the person’s assigned sex at birth” (sec. 1). -Defines “sexual orientation” as a person’s real or perceived homosexuality, heterosexuality, or bisexuality (sec. 1). -Adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of groups protected against discrimination in the areas of public accommodations, education, employment, and housing (sec. 2). -Allows religious institutions to impose sexual orientation or gender identity qualifications as is necessary to fulfill a bona fide religious purpose (sec. 6). -Prohibits creditors and insurance companies from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity (sec. 13). -Declares that the bill “shall not be construed to allow marriage between persons of the same sex” (sec. 16).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (59-37) - (Key vote)

Title: Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Discrimination

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Highlights:
-Defines “gender identity” as the “gender-related identity of a person, regardless of the person’s assigned sex at birth” (sec. 1). -Defines “sexual orientation” as a person’s real or perceived homosexuality, heterosexuality, or bisexuality (sec. 1). -Adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of groups protected against discrimination in the areas of public accommodations, education, employment, and housing (sec. 2). -Allows religious institutions to impose sexual orientation or gender identity qualifications as is necessary to fulfill a bona fide religious purpose (sec. 6). -Prohibits creditors and insurance companies from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity (sec. 13). -Declares that the bill “shall not be construed to allow marriage between persons of the same sex” (sec. 16).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (32-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Discrimination

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Discrimination

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