Category Archives: Legislation

Why It Gets Better: Anti-Bullying Legislation in Montana

From the Billings Gazette: HELENA — It took more than 10 years, several proposals and countless stories from young people who have suffered, but on Tuesday, Montana joined every other state in the nation with an anti-bullying law. Democratic Gov. … Continue reading

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Is This Religious Freedom: Kicking You Out of A Cab?

In the debate over Religious Freedom and, specifically, Religious Freedom Restoration Acts; like the one that was signed into law by Indiana, the main example that people bring up on both sides of the issue is the baker would not want … Continue reading

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‘Bill of Rights Ordinance’ Passed for LGBT Seniors In San Francisco

From KCBS: SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A city ordinance prohibiting discrimination against senior lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender San Franciscans by long-term care facilities and nursing homes was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities: Houston v. Pittsburg, TX on Discrimination

For those who think that ordinances like the one passed in Houston that protects Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons aren’t really needed or afford special rights, comes this story out of another Texas town via Joe. My. God.: The … Continue reading

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N.C. State U to Add LGBT Question to Admissions Application

From Technician Online, the student newspaper of North Carolina State University, comes a report of the Inclusive Admissions Act. The Act, passed by the student senate, allows for “an option on admissions applications allowing prospective students to disclose their sexual … Continue reading

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Housing Discrimination one of Equality Louisiana’s Legislation Agenda Items for 2014

From Louisiana State University’s The Daily Reveille: Legislative assistant Michael Beyer said Rep. Jared Brossett is also working with EQLA to address housing discrimination against LGBT people. Beyer said many LGBT groups do not focus as vehemently on housing and … Continue reading

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La. Legislature May Take Up Anti-Discrimination Bill

While a lot of focus in early 2014 has been on legislation that furthers discrimination, New Orleans Gambit reports on a more positive legislation effort coming to the Bayou State’s chambers: A no-stone-left-unturned approach is being taken by Rep. Austin … Continue reading

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Tweet of the Day: Ariz. Sheriff Paul Babeu Cheers Veto Of SB 1062

SB 1062 was Arizona’s bill that would allow someone to use a “sincerely held religious belief” as a reason and defense to not provide services. The bill was mainly seen as a means of legalizing discrimination against gay people. It … Continue reading

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Contraceptive Access; Another Argument Against Arizona’s SB 1062

Journalist, Anderson Cooper, has interviewed Arizona legislators on SB 1062. SB 1062 would allow individuals to refuse service to anyone based on a sincerely held religious belief, and most of the focus has been on how this law might effect … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Positive Learing from Gay Relationships

“My first really good model of a long-term relationship in which people were sharing their lives but still keeping their individuality was a gay couple,” said Ashley Holmes, Indianapolis. “They came along in my life at the same time I … Continue reading

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