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Hundreds gather for forum on proposed LGBT ordinance in Berea, Ky.

| Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Berea-KY
BEREA, Ky. -- A public forum on a proposed ordinance in Berea that would prohibit discrimination against gays has drawn hundreds of residents. The Richmond Register reported 275 people were allowed inside the Folk Center on Tuesday night for the forum; others listened on speakers outside the building...

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Dillon, Mont., rejects motion to consider non-discrimination ordinance

| Thursday, September 4, 2014
TownMapsUSA.com
DILLON, Mont. -- The city council in Dillon, Mont., on Wednesday voted not to move forward on a proposed ordinance to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The council voted 6-2 against a motion to consider the ordinance, but instead asked the the city attorney to draft a resolution making it known that the city of Dillon does not support discrimination.

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Berea, Ky., city council discusses LGBT rights ordinance

| Thursday, September 4, 2014
Berea-KY
BEREA, Ky. -- City leaders in Berea, Ky., are considering how to implement a proposed LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance that had its first reading this week. The ordinance is modeled after others that include protections for gays and have passed in a handful of Kentucky cities. It is designed to prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, sexual orientation...

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Berea, Ky., to hold public meeting on LGBT rights ordinance

| Monday, September 1, 2014
Berea-KY
BEREA, Ky. -- The city of Berea, Ky., has scheduled two meetings in September to discuss a proposed city law that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The proposal, modeled after several other so-called fairness ordinances that have passed around the state, would outlaw discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

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Bozeman, Mont., residents sue over LGBT non-discrimination ordinance

| Friday, August 29, 2014
Bozeman-MT
BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Five Bozeman residents are suing the city, the mayor and city commissioners arguing the city did not have the legal authority to enact an ordinance that prohibits discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. The complaint, filed in District Court, asks the court to declare the non-discrimination ordinance invalid.

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Owensboro, Ky., delays considering LGBT ordinance until things ‘cool down’

| Thursday, August 21, 2014
Owensboro-KY
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- Officials in Owensboro, Ky., have decided to put off considering a LGBT rights ordinance for at least a year. Mayor Ron Payne told the Messenger-Inquirer that things need to “cool down” before the City Commission discusses the issue. The so-called fairness ordinance would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Fayetteville becomes first Ark. city to pass LGBT non-discrimination law

| Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The city council in Fayetteville, Ark., early Wednesday approved a controversial LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance, becoming the first city in Arkansas to enact a law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. By a 6-2 vote, the council approved the measure following nearly 10 hours of public...

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Judge schedules hearing on Houston LGBT ordinance, no vote in November

| Friday, August 15, 2014
Houston, Texas
HOUSTON -- A judge in Houston has scheduled a hearing for next January in a challenge over the city's LGBT-inclusive equal rights ordinance, squashing opponents' efforts to put the measure on the ballot in November in hopes voters would repeal the law. State District Judge Robert Schaffer on Friday ruled that the ordinance should not be enforced prior to the trial...

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Baton Rouge council rejects LGBT ‘fairness ordinance’

| Thursday, August 14, 2014
Baton-Rouge
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council has voted 8-4 vote to reject a proposed local law banning discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Baton Rouge Advocate reports the proposal generated weeks of passionate debate about the legal protections for LGBT people in the capital city.

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Billings, Mont., rejects LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

| Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Billings, Mont.
BILLINGS, Mont. -- The Billings City Council has rejected an ordinance to ban discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. The Billings Gazette reports the council’s decision came early Tuesday, with Mayor Tom Hanel casting the deciding vote.

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