Currently, LGBT Americans are subject to great uncertainty and potential discrimination in the workplace. Only 19 states and D.C. explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace. Of the LGBT Americans who have experienced discrimination, 47 percent reported experiencing discrimination in the workplace. Last week, HRC endorsed The Equality Act, a comprehensive federal […]
We often wonder what’s the best way to represent statewide LGBT nondiscrimination protections on a single map (and we love maps). Our friends at Freedom For All Americans have come up with this great map, which highlights the 16 states in red (plus DC) with sexual orientation and gender identity protections, the 3 states in blue […]
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Martinsburg City Council members are considering adding sexual orientation to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance. Media outlets report that the council voted unanimously Wednesday night to authorize the city attorney to draft an ordinance granting job and other protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Fairness West Virginia had requested the […]
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The CEO of a massive gamers’ convention that threatened to leave Indiana earlier this year over a divisive religious objections law said Thursday that organizers are “shopping the show” to other cities and could relocate if lawmakers don’t expand protections for gays and lesbians. Read more here.
In response to the Supreme Court’s historic marriage equality ruling, conservative media has endorsed a newly proposed federal bill called the “First Amendment Defense Act” (FADA). Though conservatives have touted FADA as an effort to protect religious liberty, critics warn the bill would undermine the government’s ability to combat anti-gay discrimination. Continue reading here.
I am proud to be from Mississippi, where my Southern hospitality and Christian faith are strong. I take great pride in having the freedom to be who I am and living in our great nation made up of many different kinds of people who believe many different things. I may not agree with everything that […]
Opponents of San Antonio’s nondiscrimination ordinance said they’re encouraged by Friday’s court ruling that will force Houston to rescind a similar measure or take it to voters. Foes of the San Antonio law passed in 2013 said the Texas Supreme Court ruling reaffirms their stance that voters should decide the matter, not just City Council. […]
Before a full room, and a row of people holding signs that said “protect our privacy” and “political correctness gone amuck,” Chattanooga’s nondiscrimination ordinance cleared its last hurdle and challenge Tuesday. The ordinance, which aims to protect gay, lesbian and transgender city employees from being discriminated against or harassed based on their sexual orientation or […]