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All posts for the month September, 2015

North Carolina General Assembly Could Strip Municipalities of Ability to Pass LGBT Protections

Equality North Carolina on September 29, 2015 equality_NC_logo

RALEIGH, N.C. — Equality NC, the state’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, responded today to the North Carolina General Assembly’s last minute proposed changes to Senate Bill 279. This legislation is widely expected to pass both chambers, and would restrict municipalities from passing ordinances in housing and public accommodations. Read more […]

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Anchorage, Alaska Assembly Passes LGBT Rights Law

Alaska Dispatch News on September 29, 2015 Muni-Logo-Plain-Anchorage-Color

In a 9-2 vote, the Anchorage Assembly late Tuesday night made it illegal in the city to discriminate over sexual orientation or gender identity. The new local civil rights ordinance, the first of its kind in Alaska, will take effect as soon as it is signed by Assembly Chair Dick Traini, with the Assembly rejecting an amendment to […]

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POLICY UPDATE: Transgender Federal Policy Advances in Education

National Center for Transgender Equality on September 24, 2015 NCTE_new_logo_final2

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Federal Court to Kim Davis: File Your Kentucky Religious Exemption Claim in Kentucky State Court

Washington Post on September 16, 2015 gaykentuckyflag_1

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit — which is in charge of appeals from federal courts in Kentucky (among other states) — refused to issue a preliminary injunction in favor of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who doesn’t want her name or office listed on Rowan County marriage certificates. For right now the important […]

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POLICY UPDATE: Transgender Federal Policy Advances in Employment

National Center for Transgender Equality on September 16, 2015 NCTE_new_logo_final2

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New Poll: Kim Davis May Have Seriously Damaged the Cause of Anti-Gay “Religious Liberty”

Outward on September 15, 2015 04KENTUCKYWEB-master675

Shortly after the Supreme Court brought marriage equality to every state, the AP released a troubling poll: 49 percent of respondents believed local officials with religious objections should be exempt from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, while just 47 percent thought they should be required to follow the law. That, of course, was before the Kim Davis brouhaha. […]

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History Repeats Itself As Public Debates Anchorage Gay Rights Ordinance

Alaska Dispatch News on September 15, 2015 Muni-Logo-Plain-Anchorage-Color

The Anchorage Assembly will continue a public hearing Wednesday on a proposed ordinance to ban discrimination in Anchorage on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Video: Public testimony at Anchorage Assembly Three versions of the ordinance were up for public hearing, all of which would guarantee equal rights in employment, housing, and public […]

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VIDEO: Georgia Equality Launches Video Series Documenting LGBT Discrimination

Georgia Equality on September 11, 2015 Georgia_Equality_logo

Georgia Equality launced a new video series that features the real stories of Georgians whose lives have been turned upside down because of discrimination they faced in the workplace, simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The series of videos, All Things Being Equal, features emotional stories from hardworking Georgians who were fired or […]

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NC County Scrambles to Provide Marriage Services After All Magistrates Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Weddings

Raw Story on September 10, 2015 north_carolina_rainbow_pride_flag_and_map_tshirt

All four magistrates in North Carolina’s McDowell County have been barred from performing any marriages for six months after they used the state’s religious exemption law to opt out of performing same-sex weddings. Chief District Judge Randy Pool confirmed to WLOS on Thursday that Hilary Hollified, Thomas Atkinson, Debbie Terrell and Chad Johnson had all taken advantage […]

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Texas Anti-Trans Campaign Could Set The Stage For Michigan’s Own Civil Rights Battle

Pride Source on September 10, 2015 Unknown

A new advertisement running on radio stations throughout Houston, Texas — described as “vulgar” and “misleading” — could be a harbinger of what LGBT advocates in Michigan could face as the community gears up to finalize a strategy to amend the state’s non-discrimination law, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. Read more here.

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