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All posts for the month August, 2014

Roeland Park, Kansas Passes Nondiscrimination Ordinance

ACLU Kansas on August 15, 2014 roeland-park-sign-holders

The Roeland Park, Kansas City Council passed a nondiscrimination ordinance prohibiting discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This makes Roeland Park the second community in Kansas to have such protections. Read more at ACLU Kansas.

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Orlando, Florida Adds Gender Identity and Expression to its Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Watermark Online on August 11, 2014 TransChapter57Abstr

The City of Orlando voted unanimously to amend its ordinance, extending protections for transgender residents. Individuals who are transgender are now protected from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. Read more about this victory at Watermark Online.

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Voters in Chattanooga, Tennessee Reject Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Huffington Post on August 8, 2014 Chattanooga,_Tennessee_Skyline

Voters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, overwhelmingly rejected an ordinance Thursday that would have extended equal protections and benefits to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender city employees. Read more here at the Huffington Post.

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Attempt to repeal Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance Fails

ABC 13 on August 4, 2014 Annise_Parker

Houston officials have declared the the petition to repeal HERO, the Houston Equal Rights ordinance invalid, having failed to get enough signatures to put the ordinance to a vote. Read more about this victory at ABC 13.

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