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Topic: Executive Orders

Louisiana Governor Expands LGBT Protections, Rescinds Jindal’s Anti-Gay Executive Order The New Civil Rights Movement  •  April 13, 2016 Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards minutes ago rescinded former Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal’s anti-LGBT “religious freedom” executive order, and expanded nondiscrimination protections for LGBT state employees. Governor Edwards’ executive order provides “emp
Pennsylvania Governor Issues Orders Banning LGBT Discrimination New York Magazine  •  April 7, 2016 Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf signed two executive orders on Thursday to protect LGBT residents against employment discrimination, Politico reports. One order bans discrimination “against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union
New York Gov. Cuomo takes executive action banning ‘hateful and fundamentally flawed’ gay conversion therapy Raw Story  •  February 6, 2016 New York governor Andrew Cuomo was set on Saturday to announce a ban on public and private health insurers paying for “conversion therapy” – designed to alter sexual orientation or gender identity – and prohibiting state mental health facilities from conducting the controversial practice on
Montana governor issues trans-inclusive nondiscrimination order Metro Weekly  •  January 19, 2016 Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) on Monday issued an executive order extending nondiscrimination protections to state employees and state contractors based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Bullock’s executive order expands upon and replaces a much narrower executive order, issued by his
Kentucky governor files executive orders for revised marriage licenses and more The Lane Report  •  December 22, 2015 Frankfort, Ky. – Governor Matt Bevin has issued five executive orders pertaining to marriage licenses, minimum wage, hiring practices within the state government, the restoration of rights to felons and an established state board. According to a press release, the following Executive Order is b
Louisiana Governor-Elect Will Issue Executive Order Protecting LGBT State Employees The Times-Picayune  •  December 1, 2015 Louisiana Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards plans to issue an executive order to protect the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community from firing, discrimination and harassment as state employees and government contractors. Edwards’ directive would cover state workers and government contra
Executive Order Makes LGBT-Owned Companies Preferred Contractors In Massachusetts The New Civil Rights Movement  •  November 13, 2015 Massachusetts’ Republican governor, Charlie Baker, (photo above) has issued an executive order mandating the state add LGBT-owned businesses to its Supplier Diversity Program, making Massachusetts the first state with an affirmative action program for LGBT companies. The Supplier Diversi
Cuomo Planning Discrimination Protections for Transgender New Yorkers New York Times  •  October 22, 2015 ALBANY — Taking action on a political issue that has long been stalled here, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is poised to announce executive action on Thursday intended to protect transgender people from discrimination in housing, employment and other areas. The action is to be announced at a dinner for Empi
IBM Punishes Louisiana For Governor’s Anti-Gay Executive Order Think Progress  •  June 21, 2015 When Louisiana state lawmakers were considering the so-called “Marriage and Conscience Act,” a bill that would have provided “religious liberty” protections for anybody who discriminates against same-sex couples, they didn’t see the same kind of national backlash as Indiana did when it con
ANALYSIS: This Is An (Executive) Order Andy Garcia, Program Manager  •  June 11, 2015 This content is only viewable by Equality Federation state and national partners. Please login to view this content. Login