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Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.

Bill to prohibit anti-gay workplace discrimination stalls in Neb. legislature

Monday, April 7, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A bill that would prohibit Nebraska employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity has stalled in the Legislature. [ Read more → ]
Brendan Eich

Mozilla CEO resignation: Free speech suppressed, or free market at work?

Friday, April 4, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The resignation of Mozilla's CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley's strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region's foundation. [ Read more → ]
Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.

Neb. bill prohibiting anti-gay employment discrimination faces resistance

Friday, April 4, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A bill that would protect Nebraska residents from employment discrimination based on their sexual orientation is facing resistance from some Nebraska lawmakers. [ Read more → ]
APJay Carney

Why an LGBT non-discrimination executive order would not be ‘redundant’

Friday, April 4, 2014
In 2008, then-candidate Obama pledged that if elected president, he would use an executive order to protect the LGBT employees of all federal contractors from discrimination. After several years of pressure from LGBT advocacy groups, the Obama administration still refuses to act on this executive order, explaining that it would prefer that Congress pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)... [ Read more → ]

Neb. legislative committee advances workplace discrimination bill

Monday, March 31, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska lawmakers could get a chance this year to debate a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
Maryland state capitol in Annapolis.

Md. senate panel hears testimony on bill to ban anti-transgender discrimination

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A Maryland Senate panel on Tuesday heard testimony on a proposal to ban anti-transgender discrimination in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations. [ Read more → ]
W.Va. state capitol in Charleston.

W.Va. Senate to consider workplace non-discrimination bill

Monday, February 3, 2014
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A bill introduced in the West Virginia Senate would make it unlawful for employers and landlords to discriminate against individuals based on their sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
Steve Urquhart

Utah state Senator says LGBT anti-discrimination bill should be heard

Saturday, February 1, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's legal fight over same-sex marriage has nothing to do with a proposed statewide anti-discrimination ban, a state senator said Friday. [ Read more → ]
Jeff Roberson, APMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon delivers the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Jefferson City, Mo.

Mo. governor Jay Nixon calls for workplace protections for gay workers

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called on the state's Republican-led Legislature to pass legislation to prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]

Poll: 60 percent of Utahns support LGBT housing, employment protections

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- A new poll finds that 60 percent of Utahns say the state should adopt legal protections against discrimination of LGBT people in housing and the workplace. [ Read more → ]

Ky. Baptist child care agency votes against proposal to allow hiring gays

Friday, November 8, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The board for a Baptist-affiliated agency that serves abused children in Kentucky has voted against a proposal to hire gay employees. [ Read more → ]

Latest polls mixed on marriage equality, discrimination, religious freedom

Saturday, July 13, 2013
The latest polls released this week affirm growing support for marriage equality in several states around the nation, as well as growing support for LGBT-inclusive workplace protections. But another poll suggests religious freedom should trump discrimination laws. [ Read more → ]

Senate panel OKs bill banning anti-LGBT workplace discrimination

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Gay rights advocates won another victory Wednesday after a Senate panel approved a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. [ Read more → ]

Supreme Court’s DOMA ruling has private employers tweaking benefits

Friday, July 5, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage has private employers around the country scrambling to make sure their employee benefit plans comply with the law. [ Read more → ]

Senate committee schedules vote on Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has scheduled a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). [ Read more → ]

Payroll company Paychex to protect employee gender rights

Friday, June 28, 2013
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has leveraged the influence of the state pension fund to prod a company it invests in to spell out its opposition to discrimination and harassment of employees based on gender identity. [ Read more → ]

Grand Forks, N.D. considers ban on anti-LGBT employment discrimination

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — City leaders are considering whether to make Grand Forks the first North Dakota community to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. [ Read more → ]

Study links LGBT supportive policies to positive business-related outcomes

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
LOS ANGELES — LGBT-supportive workplace policies are linked to positive business-related outcomes, according to a new study by Williams Institute, a national think tank at UCLA's School of Law. [ Read more → ]
Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico governor signs two gay rights bills into law

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico --- Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill that prohibits employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Harvey: Gays deserve to be fired for displaying their lifestyles to everyone

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Mission America’s Linda Harvey reiterated her belief that schools, and employers in general, should have the right to fire LGBT personnel and urged them to exercise that right. [ Read more → ]
Phoenix, Ariz.

Phoenix to consider expanding anti-bias law to include LGBT residents

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
PHOENIX -- The Phoenix city council is expected to vote this month on whether to expand the city's anti-discrimination ordinance to prohibit discrimination against its LGBT residents. [ Read more → ]

Maplewood, Mo., city council passes LGBT non-discrimination ordinance

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
MAPLEWOOD, Mo. – Seven St. Louis county municipalities now offer protections for their LGBT citizens following a 4-3 vote on Tuesday from the Maplewood City Council. [ Read more → ]

Report: Critical government surveys omit gay, transgender people

Thursday, September 6, 2012
A new report by the Center for American Progress outlines how government data plays a critical role in the country’s policy making process, but that the lack of reliable data about the gay and transgender population increases the likelihood that stereotypes and myths will shape policies that impact the LGBT community. [ Read more → ]

ExxonMobil shareholders reject protections for LGBT employees

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
DALLAS, TX -– ExxonMobil shareholders on Wednesday voted against a resolution that would have prohibited workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. [ Read more → ]

ExxonMobil: Evolve already on LGBT workplace protections

Thursday, May 24, 2012
DALLAS — The Dallas Morning News on Thursday weighed in on ExxonMobil’s 13-year refusal to add workplace protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. [ Read more → ]
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