Sterling became the latest city in Michigan to pass an ordinance banning discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Michigan has also been working to pass a statewide law protecting LGBT people regardless of where in the state they live. Read more about this local victory at Equality Michigan.
The City of Appleton became the third city in Wisconsin to pass fully gender-inclusive non discrimination protections. Wisconsin is one of three states that allows discrimination against transgender people in employment and housing, and one of four states that allows discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations. Read more about the victory at Fair Wisconsin.
North High Shoals, Georgia Town Council Votes Unanimously in Favor of Inclusive Employment Protections
Georgia Equality applauds the North High Shoals Town Council for their leadership and commitment to freedom and opportunity. The unanimous passage of The Equal Employment Opportunity Ordinance ensures that all hardworking people applying for employment or employed by the town of North High Shoals, including gay and transgender people, have a chance to earn a […]
Victor, Idaho, near the Wyoming border, became the latest of nine states to pass an ordinance banning discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The town’s city council unanimously approved a measure that added employment, housing and public accommodation protections to LGBT people. Read more about the victory at Boise Weekly.
Myrtle Beach passed the state’s most comprehensive LGBT protections to date. While other cities and counties, including Columbia and Charleston, have pass LGBT-inclusive protections, Myrtle Beach’s human rights ordinance was amended to prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in “housing, employment, city services and programs, law enforcement, education and public accommodations.” Read more about the victory […]