The next time you’re in the United States and want to get away from the political turmoil of the day, it’s probably not a good idea to go looking for places that have the highest rates of anti-“LGBT” discrimination.
That’s the conclusion of a new report from GLD, a project of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
GLD’s research found that in the past year, more than a third of all states have passed laws that criminalize the LGBT community, including two-thirds of the states that have enacted anti-discrimination laws in the last decade.
The survey also found that anti-gay discrimination has increased significantly in recent years.
“A few years ago, a lot of people were thinking about anti-government violence and violent extremism and the violence and hate that’s going on, but now, people are really paying attention to it,” said Ben Swann, a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author of the report.
“It’s becoming more and more apparent that this is an issue of violence, and people are starting to recognize it.”
The data shows that anti-“gay” discrimination is on the rise in the U.S., even though the percentage of anti-$1,000-a-day bills has remained essentially flat over the past decade.
“The U.N. has a report on anti-transgender discrimination, and it shows a huge increase in the number of anti-‘LGBT bills passed in states over the last few years,” Swann said.
“People think it’s going to happen here, but it doesn’t.
The trend is also evident in places like Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi, which have seen the highest numbers of anti$1,001-a.day bills. “
We see this trend for some states, but not as a trend nationally.”
The trend is also evident in places like Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi, which have seen the highest numbers of anti$1,001-a.day bills.
Swann called the data “incredibly significant.”
In 2013, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a report titled “Anti-Gay Legislation in the Southern States: A Statistical Analysis of Anti-LGBT Legislation in 2013,” which found that the states with the largest increase in anti-$1000-a-$1 bills in the previous decade had a disproportionate number of bills targeting the LGBT communities.
And in the first five years of the new decade, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas saw the most bills targeting LGBT people, the SPLC reported.
“What’s interesting about these states is that there’s a clear and significant trend,” Swan said.
These are states where the population is more likely to be transgender, and that’s one area where people feel like they’re under attack.
“If you look at the LGBT population in general, they’re more likely than the general population to identify as LGBT, and in a lot and a lot places, the LGBT populations are under attack,” he said.
But there’s another way that anti-$100-a.-day bills have become more common in the states.
Swanna says that while it’s still relatively new to the U, people recognize that anti$100-A-Day bills are a “fringe element.”
“We’re seeing it all the time, people actually say, ‘Look, I don’t want to go to jail,’ or, ‘I don’t need to worry about that,'” he said, noting that there are already laws in place that prohibit discrimination based on race, gender, religion, and national origin.
“So the people who are doing this are trying to do something about it, but we don’t have a whole lot of protection for people when they do that,” Swanna said.
As the number and intensity of anti$$$$ bills continues to increase, Swann and others are hopeful that these laws will eventually become a thing of the past.
But they also say that these types of laws are not going away anytime soon.
“For example, there’s an anti$10-a -day bill in Tennessee right now,” Swahn said.
“[That] is not going anywhere.”