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(p. 255) Enumerated U.S. State Laws: Evidence from Policy Advocacy 

(p. 255) Enumerated U.S. State Laws: Evidence from Policy Advocacy
(p. 255) Enumerated U.S. State Laws: Evidence from Policy Advocacy

Stephen T. Russell

, Stacey S. Horn

, Raymond L. Moody

, Amanda Fields

, and Elizabeth Tilley

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date: 25 October 2020

There is strong recent evidence that enumerated anti-bullying and nondiscrimination policies are an important foundation for promoting school policies that support the well-being of LGBTQ and all students. To understand factors associated with the passage of US state laws that included sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in status enumeration, the authors conducted interviews with 33 key informants who were involved in policy advocacy in states with different policy enumeration outcomes. In addition to questions about strategies used in policy advocacy, results illuminate specific effective strategies and the conditions for successful SOGI policy advocacy. Key themes related to SOGI policy advocacy across the states under consideration included the relevance and response to a state’s distinct legislative climate and history, avoidance of fiscal impact of proposed legislation, coordinated and consistent communication and messaging, and the relevance of distinct approaches to the organization, strategy, and leadership for policy advocacy.

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