Key Votes

2013 All Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Key Votes

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11/12 HI SB 1 - HD 1 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 4) 11/08 HI SB 1 - HD 1 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House (30 - 19) 11/07 NA S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 32) 11/07 NA S Amdt 2013 Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55) 11/05 IL SB 10 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 21) 11/05 IL SB 10 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House (61 - 54) 11/04 NA S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 30) 7/03 CA AB 1266 Amends Sex-Segregated School Programs and Activities Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9) 6/27 NJ A 3371 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9) 6/24 NJ A 3371 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - House (56 - 14) 6/19 DE SB 97 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (11 - 9) 6/18 DE SB 97 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity Bill Passed - House (24 - 17) 5/29 CA SB 323 Prohibits Tax-Exempt Status for Organizations that Discriminate Based on Sexual Orientation Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9) 5/23 NV SJR 13 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Joint Resolution Passed - House (27 - 14) 5/14 NV SB 139 Classifies Crimes Based on Gender Identity or Expression as Felonies Bill Passed - House (30 - 11) 5/13 MN HF 1054 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 30) 5/09 MN HF 1054 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House (75 - 59) 5/09 CA AB 1266 Amends Sex-Segregated School Programs and Activities Bill Passed - House (46 - 25) 5/07 DE HB 75 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 9) 5/02 RI H 5015 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 15) 4/24 RI H 5015 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12) 4/23 DE HB 75 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House (23 - 18) 4/22 NV SJR 13 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (12 - 9) 4/10 MT SB 107 Amends Sexual Conduct Laws Bill Passed - House (64 - 35) 3/18 CO HB 1081 Expands Sexual Education Curriculum Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15) 3/12 CO SB 11 Authorizes Civil Unions Bill Passed - House (39 - 26) 2/28 NA S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (286 - 138) 2/21 CO HB 1081 Expands Sexual Education Curriculum Bill Passed - House (37 - 28) 2/20 MT SB 107 Amends Sexual Conduct Laws Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 11) 2/14 IL SB 10 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 21) 2/14 ND SB 2252 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Bill Failed - Senate (21 - 26) 2/12 NA S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (78 - 22) 2/11 CO SB 11 Authorizes Civil Unions Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14) 1/31 WY SF 131 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 17) 1/30 WY HB 168 Authorizes Same-Sex Civil Unions Bill Failed - House (25 - 34) 1/24 RI H 5015 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House (51 - 19)

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