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N.C. excludes LGBT protections in governor’s employment executive order

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Gov. Pat McCrory (R-N.C.)
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory passed over protections for LGBT workers in signing a new executive order today barring employment discrimination for state workers. Statewide LGBT advocates are condemning the exclusion and are insisting the governor revisit the new order. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the governor continues... [...]

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

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

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

Friday, April 4, 2014
Brendan Eich
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. [...]

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Neb. bill prohibiting anti-gay employment discrimination faces resistance

Friday, April 4, 2014
Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A bill that would protect Nebraska residents from employment discrimination based on their sexual orientation is facing resistance from some Nebraska lawmakers. [...]

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

Friday, April 4, 2014
APJay Carney
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 [...]

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Neb. legislative committee advances workplace discrimination bill

Monday, March 31, 2014
nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska lawmakers could get a chance this year to debate a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation. [...]

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

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Maryland state capitol in Annapolis.
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. [...]

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

Monday, February 3, 2014
W.Va. state capitol in Charleston.
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. [...]

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

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Steve Urquhart
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. [...]

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

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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.
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. [...]

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