Massive Defeat For Anti-Trans And Anti-LGBTQ+ Riders In Spending Bill As Dems Hold Firm

The recent spending bill introduced by Congress, which is designed to prevent a government shutdown, managed to omit most of the conservative policy riders aimed at limiting LGBTQ+ protections, including those against gender-affirming care and transgender athletes. Amidst significant negotiations and Republican efforts to enforce these provisions, the final bill includes just one anti-LGBTQ+ policy—a restriction on displaying pride flags on foreign embassy buildings, marking a significant victory for Democrats and LGBTQ+ advocates.

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