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Nebraska lawmakers avoid taking vote on LGBT workplace protections bill

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.
More than a dozen opponents of a bill that would ban discrimination against gay and lesbian workers in Nebraska refused to cast votes during debate Thursday, quietly halting any further action on the issue in 2015. [...]

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17 years after Matt Shepard’s murder, Laramie, Wyo., passes measure to protect LGBT residents

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Laramie, Wyo.
The Laramie City Council has approved a local anti-discrimination ordinance in the college town where Matthew Shepard's death triggered nationwide sympathy and brought a re-examination of attitudes toward gays 17 years ago. [...]

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Arkansas town votes to uphold LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Eureka Springs, Ark.
Residents in Eureka Springs, a town known both for its 66-foot-tall Jesus statue and for being a gay-friendly tourist destination, voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to uphold the anti-discrimination ordinance. [...]

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Some LGBT residents critical of Utah’s new anti-discrimination law

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
After signing it, Gov. Gary Herbert holds up a copy of a bill at the Capitol, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The bill that protects Utah's LGBT residents while also ensuring religious rights became law amid a cheering crowd that contained both clergy and gay rights activists.
A Mormon church-backed anti-discrimination law that protects LGBT people and religious rights took effect Tuesday amid skepticism from some LGBT residents over whether it lives up to its promises. [...]

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Arkansas town votes on LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A sign in support of an anti-discrimination ordinance is displayed in a retail shop window in Eureka Springs, Ark.
Eureka Springs voters are casting ballots Tuesday on whether to keep the expanded LGBT anti-discrimination protections adopted in February by the city council. [...]

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Arkansas town divided over LGBT anti-discrimination measure

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Eureka Springs, Ark.
That balance of identities will be tested Tuesday, when voters decide whether to repeal a recent local ordinance that extends discrimination protections to the LGBT community. [...]

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U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy: Time to strengthen transgender protections

Thursday, May 7, 2015
U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.)
The Massachusetts Democrat says his state is lagging behind 17 other states and Washington, D.C., which have extended public accommodations laws to transgender people. [...]

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Texas anti-LGBT bill divides lawmaker, openly gay HIV+ son

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Texas Rep. Rick Miller, R-Sugar Land, has filed a bill that would repeal local ordinances that ban discrimination against gay and transgender people _ attempting to roll back rules passed in many large Texas cities. The propose bill puts Miller at odds with his son, Beau Miller, who is an HIV-positive gay activist.
Texas Rep. Rick Miller, R-Sugar Land, has filed a bill that would repeal local ordinances that ban discrimination against gay and transgender people _ attempting to roll back rules passed in many large Texas cities. The propose bill puts Miller at odds with his son, Beau Miller, who is an [...]

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Hot Springs, Ark., approves LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Hot Springs, Ark.
The ordinance prohibits the city and its vendors from discriminating against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. [...]

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Elkhart, Ind., mayor proposes adding protections for LGBT residents

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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The proposal submitted by Mayor Dick Moore would add protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. [...]

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