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Southfield, Mich., city council passes LGBT‑inclusive human rights ordinance

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Southfield, Mich.
Officials in the Detroit suburb have passed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. [...]

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Texas lawmakers plan legislation to void LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination laws

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Plano-TX
The proposed measure would nullify existing LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances in cities that are home to roughly 7.5 million Texans, more than one-quarter of the state’s population. [...]

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Greensboro to vote on LGBT-inclusive housing, other protections

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Greensboro, N.C.
The proposed changes in Greensboro include adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression to a list of enumerated categories in three ordinances — fair housing, city employment and city services. [...]

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Charlotte, N.C. to consider LGBT protections in public accommodations

Friday, December 26, 2014
Charlotte, N.C.
Though some council members had concerns about the proposal, they unanimously voted for the city attorney’s office to study the issue and how an expanded ordinance might be implemented. [...]

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It’s again legal to fire, deny housing and refuse service to LGBT people in Fayetteville

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Fayetteville, Ark.
Voters in Fayetteville, Ark., have repealed a controversial LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance approved by the city council in August. [...]

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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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Toledo city council expands hate crimes ordinance to include gender identity

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Toledo, Ohio
TOLEDO, Ohio -- The Toledo city council on Tuesday voted unanimously to strengthen the city’s hate crime statute to protect transgender individuals. The Toledo Blade reports the council voted 12-0 to add gender identity to the city ordinance in the wake of a brutal beating and robbery last month [...]

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Miami-Dade County set to vote on transgender rights ordinance

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Miami, Fla.
MIAMI -- The Miami-Dade County Commission is set to vote on an ordinance that would ban discrimination against transgender men and women. The commission is expected to vote Tuesday on the measure that would expand the county's law that prohibits discrimination in housing, employment 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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