|Illinois - Bills to protect LGBTQ+ rights sent to Governor. The legislation changes the language in state child-care law to be more inclusive, mandates tracking non-binary and gender non-conforming employees in state agencies to improve employee diversity, and makes it easier for LGBTQ+ couples from other states to marry in Illinois. All three bills now await Governor Pritzker’s signature.
|Indiana - Forced outing legislation approved. Signed by Governor Eric Holcomb on May 4th, House Bill 1608 mandates schools to inform a student’s parents if they request a name or pronoun change. The bill also prohibits sex education from pre-k through third grade.