It's set to join five other states banning the homophobic and transphobic argument that a victim's sexual identity was a source of distress to the perpetrator.
Christians, Muslims, Jews and Hindus urged Congress to pass the bill, which would outlaw discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity.
The issue is whether Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, protects LGBTQ people from job discrimination.
“We’re saying that this dangerous, abusive behavior will not be tolerated,” a state lawmaker said of the discredited practice meant to change sexual orientation.
Sammy Kanter, an American studying in Israel, said a Jerusalem pizzeria kicked him out because of his sexual orientation.
The state is considering banning licensed therapists from using conversion therapy on queer kids.
Don’t let the Jussie Smollett case distract us from what is actually happening every day.
Democrats have urged state Sen. Lynn Hutchings to resign. The lawmaker has denied the students' account of their conversation.
“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” and “Boy Erased” have renewed momentum to LGBTQ advocates' efforts nationwide.
Democrats plan to move forward with the bill if they win the House majority.
The Apple CEO said he came out four years ago to help young gay people who were being bullied or abused.
The teacher says he hopes his case will push forward Chinese society to be "more balanced and accepting.”
Mark Saltzman now says he never intended the characters to be definitively seen as a same-sex couple.
An attorney for DJ Big Kid says he will present evidence showing sexuality is unchangeable.
The man said he was being persecuted in his home country for his sexual orientation.
The "sex talk" should be an ongoing conversation -- and it definitely doesn't have to be awkward.
"The spirit of the census is that no one should go uncounted and no one should be invisible," Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said.
The study authors suspect these differences from straight peers come down to bias.
Rep. Joe Kennedy and Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts want to curb the controversial tactic.