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Vote on Houston LGBT anti-bias ordinance still possible

| Sunday, July 27, 2014
Houston
HOUSTON -- Houston city leaders still don't know whether opponents of new anti-bias protections for LGBT residents have enough signatures to force a repeal vote in November. The Houston City Council in May adopted the discrimination bans in housing, employment and services provided by private businesses such as hotels and restaurants. Critics contend ...

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Atlantic Beach, Fla., advances LGBT-inclusive human rights ordinance

| Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. — An city ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression cleared its first hurdle Monday in the northeast Florida city of Atlantic Beach. In a 3-2 vote, commissioners voted for the ordinance which protects LGBT residents and tourists against discrimination in the areas of...

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Opponents of Houston equal rights law submit signatures for public vote

| Friday, July 4, 2014
Opponents of Houston's equal rights ordinance deliver boxes to the City Secretary containing thousands of signature calling for a ballot referendum.
HOUSTON — Opponents of Houston’s new LGBT-inclusive equal rights ordinance on Thursday delivered what they say are thousands of voters’ signatures requesting that it be repealed. The group, consisting of pastors and faith-based organizations, said they had collected more than 50,000 signatures calling for a ballot referendum aimed at repealing...

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Idaho town faces recount on LGBT non-discrimination ordinance

| Thursday, June 19, 2014
Pocatello
POCATELLO, Idaho -- A recount has been ordered of last month's vote by Pocatello residents retaining an ordinance banning discrimination against a person because of sexual orientation or gender identity. The recount is set for June 27 and comes at the request of a group opposed to the city ordinance approved by the Pocatello City Council in June 2013 and backed by voters on May 20.

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Eighth Idaho town passes LGBT inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

| Friday, June 13, 2014
Victor-ID
VICTOR, Idaho -- A small eastern Idaho town near the border with Wyoming has passed an ordinance banning discrimination against a person because of sexual orientation or gender identity. Mayor Zach Smith says the city council unanimously approved the measure in the town of about 2,000 residents.

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Myrtle Beach, S.C., passes far-reaching LGBT protections

MATT COMER | QNotes | Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Leaders in one of South Carolina’s most popular beach resort city amended their human rights ordinance on Tuesday evening, including far-reaching LGBT-inclusive protections on everything from public accommodations to education. The new protections were passed without objection by the six-member council.

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Fenton, Mich., approves LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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FENTON, Mich. -- The Fenton City Council has approved an ordinance that bans discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The ordinance allows the city manager to investigate and attempt to come to an agreement "terminating discrimination or reverse the effects of past discrimination."

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Danville, Ky., gives final approval to LGBT rights ordinance

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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DANVILLE, Ky. -- The Danville, Ky., City Commission has approved an LGBT rights ordinance, though it includes an exemption for religious organizations. Officials voted 4-1 on Monday in favor of the ordinance that makes it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity. It was the seventh city in the state to approve such a measure,

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‘Very personal’ battle in Houston could get even more personal for Mayor Parker

| Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Annise Parker
In a battle she characterized as “very personal” and “about me,” Annise Parker, the openly gay mayor of Houston, won a victory last week when the city council passed a law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Now, she may have to take on two bigger fights: one to protect the law from a referendum, and another to protect her job from a recall effort.

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Bozeman, Mont., adopts LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

| Tuesday, June 3, 2014
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BOZEMAN, Mont. — Bozeman city commissioners have adopted an ordinance that prohibits discrimination in the workplace, housing and public accommodations based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to adopt the ordinance, making Bozeman the fourth city in the state to do so.

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