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Louisiana state capitol in Baton Rouge.

La. lawmakers: Housing discrimination against LGBT people is still OK

Monday, March 31, 2014
BATON ROUGE, La. --- Louisiana lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have prohibited housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. [ 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 → ]
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 → ]
Utah

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 → ]
Matt Rourke, APShown is the new John C. Anderson apartments building ion Philadelphia, an affordable housing complex aimed at gay seniors.

Affordable housing for LGBT seniors opens in heart of downtown Philadelphia

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
PHILADELPHIA -- Jerry Zeft was so excited to move into his new apartment that he slept on an air mattress for nearly a week while he waited for his bed and other belongings to catch up with him. No matter that he's 70 years old. [ Read more → ]
Ann Heisenfelt, APBarbara Satin (left), a 79-year-old transgender activist described by building residents as "the matriarch of Spirit on Lake," with resident Lucretia Kirby in her unit at Spirit on Lake in Minneapolis.

At Minnesota’s Spirit on Lake, LGBT seniors find safe haven

Thursday, January 2, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS — Lucretia Kirby was on her own for the first time in years after her partner's death. She felt stranded in a church-affiliated assisted living facility, where she said bigotry and even physical threats were ignored by building managers. [ Read more → ]
University-of-Minnesota

University of Minnesota to offer gender-neutral student housing

Sunday, December 29, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota is preparing to offer gender-neutral housing at its Twin Cities campus. [ Read more → ]
Roxanne Joganik

Justice Dept. files suit against Texas RV park in transgender discrimination case

Friday, October 11, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against a Texas recreational vehicle park for alleged discrimination against a transgender woman. [ Read more → ]
TownMapsUSA

Appleton, Wis., adopts rules banning LGBT housing discrimination

Friday, September 6, 2013
APPLETON, Wis. — Appleton becomes the third city in Wisconsin to adopt rules against housing discrimination based on gender identity. [ Read more → ]
WTSP-TV

Fla. condo board reverses policy after uproar from gay rights activists

Friday, August 23, 2013
VENICE, Fla. -- A Florida condominium association is reversing a policy that allowed only singles and husband-and-wife couples to buy or lease units in the complex after an uproar from gay rights activists. [ Read more → ]
WTSP-TV

Fla. condo bans gay, unmarried straight couples because they ‘live in sin’

Friday, August 16, 2013
VENICE, Fla. -- A Florida condominium association says it won’t allow gay or unmarried heterosexual couples to purchase a home in its development, stating that couples “living in sin” are prohibited from owning any property at the upscale complex. [ Read more → ]
QNotesCampus Pride fellows Romeo Jackson and Gonzalo Agudelo held protest signs in the lobby of the UNC system headquarters on Friday following the board’s vote to ban gender-inclusive housing.

UNC system bans gender-inclusive housing on all 17 campuses

Saturday, August 10, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina system Board of Governors voted on Friday morning to approve a ban on gender-inclusive housing on all 17 campuses of the university system. [ Read more → ]
flag-on-house

HUD: Same-sex couples often face discrimination in housing rentals

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
WASHINGTON – Same-sex couples experience unequal treatment more often than heterosexual couples when responding to internet ads for rental units, and findings show that gay male couples experience more discrimination than lesbian couples, according to a groundbreaking study released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). [ Read more → ]
north-carolina

Bill preventing UNC gender-neutral housing returns

Friday, May 24, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A bill blocking a University of North Carolina policy allowing students to choose roommates of the opposite sex has found new life in the state Senate budget. [ Read more → ]
lgbt-senior-living

Push accelerates to build more LGBT senior housing

Saturday, May 11, 2013
As the rebels of the Stonewall era enter their 60s and prepare for the sunshine years, the movement they forged is helping shape new ways of aging for the LGBT community. [ 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 → ]
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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 → ]
Lincoln, Neb.

Anti-gay groups collect signatures to force vote on discrimination ordinance

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Opponents of a new city ordinance that would prohibit prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations, said Tuesday they had collected enough signatures of registered voters to force the city council to either repeal the measure or place it on the November ballot for a city-wide referendum. [ Read more → ]
nebraska

Lincoln, Neb., city council adds LGBT protections to civil rights ordinance

Monday, May 14, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Lincoln, Neb., City Council on Monday evening approved expanding the city’s civil rights protections to include its LGBT citizens. The partisan vote was approved by the five Democrats on the council; the two Republicans abstained, saying they had a conflict of interest. [ Read more → ]
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Lincoln, Neb., lawmakers support Fairness Ordinance for LGBT citizens

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- City council member Carl Eskridge on Monday introduced the Lincoln, Neb., "Fairness Ordinance," a measure that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s non-discrimination law. [ Read more → ]
anchorage

Foes of Anchorage ordinance say there’s ‘no widespread discrimination’ against gays

Sunday, March 25, 2012
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Opponents of a proposed LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance say the law is not necessary because they "don't believe that there is widespread discrimination" against gays and lesbians. [ Read more → ]
flint-michigan

Flint, Mich. passes LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

Monday, March 5, 2012
FLINT, Mich. -- The Flint city council on Monday passed an non-discrimination ordinance that includes crucial protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in housing and public accommodations. [ Read more → ]
hud

HUD: Religious groups must abide by LGBT non-bias housing rule

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
WASHINGTON -- A Department of Housing and Urban Development official said Monday religious institutions receiving federal funds for housing programs will have to abide by a new HUD rule prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people. [ Read more → ]
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Housing Secretary: HUD will finalize protections for LGBT people

Sunday, January 29, 2012
BALTIMORE — Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan officially announced on Saturday his department will make final “next week” a proposed rule to protect LGBT people against discrimination in federal housing programs. [ Read more → ]
equalityutah

Poll: Utahns favor legal protection for LGBTQ individuals in employment, housing

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
A recent poll commissioned by Equality Utah — a Salt Lake-based civil rights organization focusing on equal rights and protections for LGBT Utahns and their families — found that a majority of those polled favored a statewide non-discrimination law that would make it illegal for someone to be fired from a job solely because they are LGBT. [ Read more → ]
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