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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
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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 largest LGBT civil rights organization.

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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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Court dismisses lawsuit over nullified Nashville non-discrimination law

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Nashville, Tenn.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tennessee appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit against Gov. Bill Haslam over a state law that nullified Nashville's nondiscrimination ordinance in 2011, saying the plaintiffs weren't injured by the law.

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Dallas voters approve protections for LGBT city employees

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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DALLAS -- Voters in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a change to the city charter that would add protections for LGBT city workers.

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Super Bowl 2015 host city to consider LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Ariz., is home to the Arizona Cardinals and host of the 2015 Super Bowl.
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The city of Glendale, Ariz., could become the fifth Arizona city to pass an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance under a proposal from a local city councilman. The west Phoenix suburb is home to the Arizona Cardinals and will host Super Bowl XLIX on Feb.1.

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Houston withdraws subpoenas for Texas pastors’ speeches

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Annise Parker
HOUSTON -- Houston city attorneys have withdrawn subpoenas that sought speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents, the mayor said Wednesday.

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Lewiston becomes 9th Idaho city to approve LGBT protections

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Jimmy Emerson
LEWISTON, Idaho -- Officials in the north-central Idaho city of Lewiston have passed an ordinance banning discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Houston city attorneys change approach to sermon subpoenas

Friday, October 17, 2014
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HOUSTON -- Houston city attorneys are no longer seeking through subpoenas sermons from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents. Mayor Annise Parker said Friday that the city was backing off the sermon request but would not withdraw the subpoenas, which seek other...

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