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The phantom roadmap to LGBT discrimination

Friday, February 27, 2015
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Scheming villains thirst to rollback the progress our nation has attained toward full LGBT equality. But, could they actually do it? Insidious laws like Arkansas' innocent-sounding "Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act" (SB 202) may provide the roadmap. [...]

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W.Va. Senate leader: ‘No way’ we’re considering LGBT discrimination bill

Friday, February 27, 2015
West-Virginia
West Virginia Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael says there's "no way" his chamber will consider a proposal to nullify local ordinances that protect LGBT people from housing and employment discrimination. [...]

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West Virginia House panel advances bill to nullify local LGBT protections

Thursday, February 26, 2015
West Virginia state capitol in Charleston.
A West Virginia House committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would nullify local nondiscrimination ordinances that critics said amounted to “legislative gay bashing.” [...]

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Wyoming House shoots down LGBT anti‑discrimination bill

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Wyoming
The House on Tuesday voted 33-to-26 to reject the bill that would have prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. It had already cleared the Wyoming state Senate. [...]

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Walmart speaks out against Arkansas anti-gay law – after veto deadline passes

Monday, February 23, 2015
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Walmart Stores Inc. said late Monday it opposes a new law in its home state of Arkansas to ban cities and counties from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity. [...]

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No veto from Arkansas governor on bill banning LGBT discrimination laws

Monday, February 23, 2015
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.)
Arkansas on Monday banned local governments from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity, becoming the second state to adopt a measure opponents call a thinly-veiled move to discriminate against LGBT people. [...]

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Wyoming House panel advances bill to ban LGBT discrimination

Friday, February 20, 2015
Wyoming
A bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity has cleared a critical committee hearing and now heads for a vote in the full Wyoming House of Representatives. [...]

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Bill to protect LGBT rights, religious freedom in Utah may not happen this year

Friday, February 20, 2015
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A Utah lawmaker leading negotiations on a bill that would protect both LGBT and religious rights says the parties may not be able to reach a deal this year. [...]

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Missouri Senate panel hears testimony on LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination act

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City
A Missouri Senate panel met Wednesday to consider the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act, which would bar discrimination in the state based on sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment and public accommodation. [...]

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Arkansas lawmaker’s gay brother speaks out on bill to ban LGBT rights ordinances

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Donald Collins (left) and Arkansas state Rep. Charlie Collins.
The openly gay brother of an Arkansas state lawmaker is speaking out over his brother's vote in favor of a bill that would prohibit LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances local municipalities. [...]

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