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Saginaw, Mich., postpones ‘indefinitely’ consideration of human rights ordinance

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
SAGINAW, Mich. -- Following nearly four hours of testimony, the Saginaw city council on Monday voted to postpone consideration of a proposed human rights ordinance indefinitely. [ Read more → ]
APAnnise Parker

Houston mayor announces details of proposed anti-discrimination ordinance

Monday, April 21, 2014
HOUSTON, Texas -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Monday announced details of a proposed human rights ordinance that would prohibit discrimination in the workplace, housing and public accommodations. [ Read more → ]
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Saginaw, Mich., city council to consider LGBT non-discrimination ordinance

Monday, April 7, 2014
SAGINAW, Mich. -- The Saginaw, Mich., city council is considering a proposed ordinance to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. [ Read more → ]

Bay County, Mich., votes down anti-discrimination measure

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
BAY CITY, Mich. -- Leaders in Bay County, Mich., have rejected a measure to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. [ Read more → ]

Tempe, Ariz., approves LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

Saturday, March 1, 2014
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Tempe City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a city-wide ordinance prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender individuals in employment, housing and public accommodations. [ Read more → ]

Holladay, Utah, passes LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance

Friday, February 21, 2014
HOLLADAY, Utah — The Salt Lake City suburb of Holladay has become the latest Utah city to ban housing and employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. [ Read more → ]
Butte, Mont.

Butte, Mont., council passes LGBT inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance

Thursday, February 20, 2014
BUTTE, Mont. -- Butte-Silver Bow commissioners have passed an ordinance that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity with regard to housing, employment and the use of public accommodations. [ Read more → ]

Ky. town to draft anti-discrimination ordinance despite mayor’s objection

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
DANVILLE, Ky. — An ordinance that would prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation is being drafted in Danville, Ky. [ Read more → ]
Ron Webb

Shreveport city council member halts effort to repeal LGBT rights ordinance

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
SHREVEPORT, La. -- A City Council member in Shreveport has, for now, halted his effort to repeal an LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance. [ Read more → ]

Huntington, W.Va., adds sexual orientation to non-discrimination ordinance

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington's City Council has added sexual orientation and veteran status to an ordinance that prohibits discrimination such as denying employment. [ Read more → ]
Shreveport, La.

Shreveport adopts LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Shreveport City Council on Tuesday voted in favor of a proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to its list of protected classes. [ Read more → ]
Butte, Mont.

Butte, Mont., drafting LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance

Friday, December 6, 2013
BUTTE, Mont. — The Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners has asked the county attorney to draft an ordinance that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. [ Read more → ]
Springfield, Mo.

Task force says city should not hold a public vote on LGBT rights ordinance

Thursday, November 21, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Springfield, Mo., task force recommends the city not hold a public vote on any ordinance regarding discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, saying it could create divisions and harm the city's reputation. [ Read more → ]

Royal Oak, Mich., voters uphold LGBT-inclusive human rights ordinance

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. -- Voters in Royal Oak, Mich., have passed Proposal A, upholding a Human Rights Ordinance the Royal Oak Commission passed in March of this year. [ Read more → ]

Idaho town’s LGBT non-discrimination law to face ballot referendum

Monday, October 28, 2013
POCATELLO, Idaho -- Opponents of a recently passed LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance have gathered the required signatures to force a May 2014 referendum in hopes voters in Pocatello, Idaho, will repeal the measure. [ Read more → ]

Mich. town approves LGBT rights law, may push state to do the same

Sunday, October 27, 2013
DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Suburban Lansing officials have voted to extend civil rights protection to gay people, and they're debating whether to ask Michigan to do the same. [ Read more → ]

Sacramento city council committee advances transgender rights ordinance

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A Sacramento city council committee on Tuesday voted to advance a measure that would add gender identity to the city's non-discrimination law. [ Read more → ]
San Antonio, Texas

Petition drive to repeal San Antonio LGBT non-discrimination ordinance fails

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — An effort to repeal San Antonio's LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance died Tuesday when opponents of the measure failed to gather the required signature to put a referendum before voters. [ Read more → ]
Annise Parker

Houston mayor: Passing a non-discrimination law is ‘something we should do’

Friday, September 20, 2013
HOUSTON -- San Antonio's recent passage of an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance leaves Houston, the nation's fourth largest city, as the only major metropolitan area in Texas without its own citywide ordinance, and mayor Annise Parker says the city should follow suit. [ Read more → ]

San Antonio officials targeted for recall for supporting LGBT protections

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- A group of Texas Republicans and religious conservatives are pushing efforts to recall San Antonio city council members who voted in favor of a recently expanded non-discrimination ordinance that includes protections based on seual orientation and gender identity. [ Read more → ]

Another Mich. town bans anti-LGBT discrimination

Friday, September 13, 2013
LINDEN, Mich. — Another Michigan community has approved an ordinance that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. [ Read more → ]

Appleton, Wis., adopts rules banning LGBT housing discrimination

Friday, September 6, 2013
APPLETON, Wis. — Appleton becomes the third city in Wisconsin to adopt rules against housing discrimination based on gender identity. [ Read more → ]

Battle Creek, Mich., bars anti-LGBT discrimination in housing, employment

Friday, September 6, 2013
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -- The city of Battle Creek has joined the growing list of municipalities across Michigan to adopt an ordinance to prohibit discrimination against LGBT residents in the areas of housing and employment. [ Read more → ]
Eric Gay, APJulie Pousson, right, and Jennifer Echeverry, left, celebrate after an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance was passed by the San Antonio city council, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.

San Antonio approves LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

Thursday, September 5, 2013
SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio City Council has approved the LGBT-inclusive discrimination ordinance by a vote of 8-3. Developing, check back for update. [ Read more → ]
Eric Gay, APFaith leaders who support a proposed non-discrimination ordinance gather on the steps of City Hall, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in San Antonio.

Gay rights ordinance in San Antonio draws objections from GOP, faith leaders

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
SAN ANTONIO — Gay rights victories in Texas haven't come at the Capitol but at city hall. While nondiscrimination bills in the Legislature languish, Houston has a lesbian mayor and Austin offers health benefits for same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
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