Topics :: non-discrimination

IOC Adds Non-Discrimination Clause to Olympics Charter

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Sep 25, 2014
After the widespread criticism the International Olympic Committee faced over Russia's anti-gay laws during the recent Games, the IOC has added a non-discrimination clause to their charter, preventing future contracts with any cities that discriminate.

Boca Raton Expands Health Insurance Benefits, Updates Discrimination Policy

By Dylan Bouscher | Wednesday Sep 11, 2013
More than seven years after human rights advocate Rand Hoch first asked the Boca Raton City Council to protect its LGBT employees, he can finally claim victory.

FRC Praises Anti-Gay Activists After Yesterday’s Defeat in San Antonio

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Sep 6, 2013
The president of the Family Research Council praised the actions of activists who opposed a non-discrimination ordinance in San Antonio, Texas.

Michigan Town Approves Non Discrimination Ordinance

Thursday Aug 29, 2013
Another southwestern Michigan community has approved an LGBT-inclusive ordinance that would ban discrimination in employment, public accommodation and housing practices.

Cab Driver Loses License for Putting Lesbians in Jeopardy

By Michael Cox | Thursday Aug 22, 2013
A cab driver in Portland, Ore., has lost his license, and the company he worked for was fined $1,000, after he left a lesbian couple on the side of the Interstate late one night in July.

Mich. Town Considers LGBT-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Tuesday Jul 9, 2013
A southwestern Michigan community is considering an ordinance that would ban discrimination in employment, public accommodation and housing practices.

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Bills For Gay Rights

Wednesday May 29, 2013
Puerto Rico’s governor has signed a bill that prohibits employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation.

Maryland Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Gender-Identity Bill

By John Riley | Wednesday Mar 13, 2013
The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Tuesday heard testimony on SB449 - a bill to prohibit discrimination against transgender and gender-nonconforming people in Maryland.

One Florida School Protects Students, While Another Forbids GSA

By Steffany Skelley Gilmer | Friday Feb 22, 2013
While on Orange County School voted to include sexual orientation in their non-discrimination policy, the Lake County School Board faces criticism for preventing students from starting a GSA.

Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act Introduced in Maryland Senate

By John Riley | Thursday Jan 31, 2013
LGBT allies in the Maryland General Assembly introduced a bill Tuesday that would extend nondiscrimination protections to transgender individuals in the Free State.