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Federal government announces protections for transgender workers

Thursday, December 18, 2014
The U.S. government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals. The Department of Justice says transgender individuals are covered under Civil Rights Act of 1964. [...]

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Indiana church that booted gay choir director to close due to falling attendance

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
First United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Ind.
The church made national headlines in January when as much as eighty percent of the congregants left after a popular gay choir director was forced to resign. [...]

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Duggars make it easier to discriminate against LGBT people… will TLC react?

Friday, December 12, 2014
The Duggar family - made famous by TLC's popular reality television show - have helped repeal an ordinance protecting LGBT people from discrimination. [...]

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Illinois school board member: No gay candidates for superintendent job

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Liz Biondi
Equality Illinois wants school board member Liz Biondi to resign for advising a search firm against bringing gay or lesbian candidates for a school superintendent job. [...]

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Merkley announces plans for legislation with broad LGBT protections

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley announced plans to introduce a broad measure aimed at preventing discrimination against LGBT Americans. [...]

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It’s again legal to fire, deny housing and refuse service to LGBT people in Fayetteville

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Fayetteville, Ark.
Voters in Fayetteville, Ark., have repealed a controversial LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance approved by the city council in August. [...]

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Kansas lawmakers hope to revive anti‑gay religious freedom bill

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Kansas Statehouse in Topeka.
A number of Kansas state lawmakers are hoping to revive a religious freedom bill to would allow public and private employees to refuse to serve same-sex couples. [...]

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Olympic Committee adds sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy

Monday, December 8, 2014
The International Olympic Committee has approved a wide-ranging reform package that includes rewording of its non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation. [...]

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Out lawmaker hopes marriage equality will boost Wyoming anti-discrimination bill

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Out lawmaker Rep. Cathy Connolly, D-Laramie, talks to colleague during a session of the Wyoming Legislature.
Gay rights activists in Wyoming hope the recent court victory affording them the right to marry will give them momentum as they push to outlaw anti-LGBT discrimination. [...]

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Ohio education board member to introduce policy prohibiting anti-gay bias

Saturday, December 6, 2014
A member of the State Board of Education says she wants to amend Ohio public schools' operating policies to prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. [...]

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