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Illinois school board member: No gay candidates for superintendent job

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Liz Biondi
Equality Illinois wants school board member Liz Biondi to resign for advising a search firm against bringing gay or lesbian candidates for a school superintendent job. [...]

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Ohio education board member to introduce policy prohibiting anti-gay bias

Saturday, December 6, 2014
A member of the State Board of Education says she wants to amend Ohio public schools' operating policies to prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. [...]

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Alabama lawmaker to name workplace discrimination bill after Apple CEO

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Tim Cook
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Alabama's only openly gay lawmaker plans to name her bill to prohibit anti-LGBT workplace discrimination after Apple CEO Tim Cook. Rep. Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham) said she will introduce "The Tim Cook Economic Development Act" when the legislative session gets underway in March 2015, in the hope that [...]

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Labor Department announces final rule for LGBT workplace executive order

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday announced the final rule for prohibiting discrimination against transgender federal employees and LGBT employees of federal contractors. [...]

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Major U.S. companies advance policies for gay, transgender employees

Saturday, November 22, 2014
WASHINGTON - The nation’s top companies and law firms are increasingly setting the standard for LGBT inclusion in the workplace, according to a report issued this week by the Human Rights Campaign. A record 366 businesses earned the Corporate Equality Index's top score of 100 percent this year. Those earning [...]

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Complaint alleges job offer rescinded due to transgender status

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BEND, Ore. -- An Oregon individual who identifies as neither a man nor a woman has filed a sex discrimination complaint against a Wisconsin-based wilderness therapy program claiming they lost out on a job by identifying as transgender. [...]

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Discharge petition to force U.S. House vote on ENDA has stalled

Friday, September 26, 2014
WASHINGTON -- A discharge petition to advance the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in the U.S. House of Representatives appears to have stalled after only 190 Democrats have signed their names to it. The petition, filed last week by openly gay U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) seeks to force a vote [...]

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EEOC suing two companies, alleging transgender workers illegally fired

Thursday, September 25, 2014
DETROIT -- The federal government is accusing a Michigan funeral home and a Florida eye clinic of illegally firing transgender employees. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits Thursday against Harris Funeral Homes of Garden City, Michigan, and Lakeland Eye Clinic of Lakeland, Florida. [...]

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Teen files EEOC complaint against Taco Johns for alleged anti-gay harassment

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Tyler Brandt
An openly gay South Dakota teen has filed a federal discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging he was harassed and humiliated while working for Taco Johns, and forced to wear a name badge containing a homophobic slur. Tyler Brandt, 16, of Yankton, S.D., says the harassment [...]

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Polis files discharge petition on ENDA with narrowed religious exemption

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (R-Colo.)
WASHINGTON -- Four U.S. House Democrats, led by Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), filed a discharge petition Wednesday seeking to force a vote on a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that contains a narrowed religious exemption. The measure would prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation [...]

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