Topics :: anti-discrimination ordinances

Anti-Gay Phone Calls Turn Into a Windfall for Mass. LGBT Non-Profit

By EDGE | Friday Jul 18, 2014
The mayor of Salem, Mass., turned a torrent of angry out-of-state phone calls and responses from "right-leaning blogs and websites" over her decision to cut ties with an anti-LGBT discriminatory college, into a fundraising windfall for a LGBT charity.

Baton Rouge Council to Consider Fairness Ordinance

Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
The Baton Rouge Metro Council is again contemplating an anti-discrimination measure supported by the gay community, but it’s unclear how the proposal will fare when council members cast their votes.

Trans Woman Files Complaint After Being Called ’Gay Bitches’ at Hookah Bar

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
A Washington, D.C., transgender woman filed a complaint with Lambda Legal after the employees in a hookah bar handed her and her eight friends a restaurant receipt with the words "gay bitches" printed on it.

Gay London Cop Monitored on Grindr:: Resigns and Sues for Homophobia

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
A former London cop who says that his fellow officers forced him to resign is now suing the Metropolitan Police for discrimination based on racism and homophobia that he said drove him into depression to the point of becoming suicidal.

Michigan Mulls Update to Gay Discrimination Law

By David Eggert | Thursday May 29, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday urged legislators to consider updating Michigan’s civil rights law to prohibit discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Houston Council Delays Vote on Equal-Rights Law

Friday May 16, 2014
Houston leaders on Wednesday delayed a vote on a nondiscrimination measure that has become a flashpoint for protesters as supporters of the law seek to extend protections for gay and transgender people.

Houston Delays Vote On Equal Rights Ordinance

Thursday May 8, 2014
The Houston city council has delayed a vote on whether to approve an ordinance consolidating its bans on discrimination based on sex, race, age and religion, and expand anti-bias protections for gay and transgender residents.

Kansas Bill Would Expand Anti-Bias Laws to Gays

Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
A Kansas House Democrat has drafted a new proposal to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Mississippi City Adopts LGBT Diversity Proposal

Thursday Mar 6, 2014
The Oxford Board of Aldermen has adopted a resolution that spells out the city’s official stance when it comes to discrimination and diversity.

US Eyes Push Against Anti-Gay Laws Worldwide

By Lara Jakes | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
Troubled by an anti-gay movement in Uganda and across much of the world, the U.S. is launching a new effort to combat what Secretary of State John Kerry described Wednesday as a threat to human rights.