Tag Archives: anti-discrimination laws

LGBT Profile: Houston Mayor Annise Parker

Advocate magazine gives us a profile piece on the woman who helped to write Houston’s successful anti-discrimination ordinance: Parker’s résumé helps explain how she combines liberal social policies with fiscal conservatism. While gradually growing more prominent as a community activist, … 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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Md. Governor Signs Anti-Transgender Discrimination Bill

From The Baltimore Sun: Gov. Martin O’Malley signed legislation Thursday making Maryland one of a handful of states to extend anti-discrimination laws to protect transgender people. The transgender rights legislation, which prohibits discrimination in employment and housing, was one of … 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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DelMarVA Lawmakers Set to Tackle Marriage Equality, LGBT Discrimination

The Washington Blade gives us a peek into what may be in store for the upcoming legislative sessions in Delaware, Maryland, and Virgina. While nothing has been confirmed, Delaware, which has had civil unions since 2011, may soon begin debating … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: Big Steps for Small Town

As first seen on the blog Joe. My. God. the Kentucky town of Vicco has passed a anti-descrimination ordinance that includes protections for “actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity” The tiny Kentucky mining town of Vicco, population 334, … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: Omaha City Council passes extended anti-bias protections to gay, transgender people

First seen on the blog Joe. My. God. and reposted from the original Associated Press report from therepublic.com: OMAHA, Neb. — The Omaha City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance that would extend protections to gay and transgender people. The proposal, … Continue reading

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