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Plano, Texas, city council adds LGBT protections to equal rights ordinance

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Plano-TX
The Plano, Texas, city council has approved an amendment to the city's equal rights ordinance to include protections for LGBT residents. [...]

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Kentucky town holds public forum over proposed gay rights ordinance

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Murray-KY
Residents of Murray, Kentucky are voicing their opinions on whether a gay rights ordinance should be adopted. [...]

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Mich. House lawmakers adjourn hearing without voting on anti-LGBT bias bill

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Michigan state capitol in Lansing.
LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan lawmakers have adjourned a historic legislative hearing without voting on a measure that would update the state's anti-discrimination law to include protections for LGBT citizens. [...]

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Bill to prohibit LGBT discrimination in Florida introduced with bipartisan support

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Two Florida lawmakers, a Democrat and a Republican, have joined forces to introduce legislation aimed at prohibit discrimination against LGBT Floridians in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations. [...]

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Charlotte to consider adding protections for LGBT community

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Charlotte, N.C.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte, N.C., city council will move forward with further considerations on LGBT-inclusive protections in public accommodations and other city ordinances after hearing a proposal on Monday evening. [...]

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Michigan civil rights commission urges protections for LGBT community

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Michigan
LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is calling on the state Legislature to prohibit discrimination against gays by passing civil rights protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. [...]

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Ohio LGBT rights advocates push for statewide nondiscrimination law

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Supporters of proposed statewide policy to protect LGBT Ohioans from discrimination met with state lawmakers this week to push for legislation that would make the changes they are seeking. [...]

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Michigan GOP bill to prohibit gay bias under fire for excluding gender identity

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Michigan
LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan Republicans on Wednesday proposed a long-awaited bill to prohibit discrimination against gays, though chances dimmed for legislative approval of the measure because of concerns that transgender people would not be protected. [...]

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U.S. cities advance LGBT inclusion, even where statewide equality remains elusive

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- At a time when many states continue to drag their feet on fully-inclusive LGBT laws and policies, the nation’s cities are stepping up in record numbers to ensure that all people are treated equally, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s [...]

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Michigan group expands effort to prohibit anti-LGBT bias

Monday, November 10, 2014
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LANSING, Mich. -- A coalition of business and civil rights leaders is expanding an effort to lobby Michigan's Legislature to make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. [...]

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