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Topic: Federal Protections

Republicans Kill Spending Bill Over Its LGBT Protections Huffington Post  •  May 26, 2016 WASHINGTON — House Republicans unexpectedly sunk their own $37.4 billion water and energy spending bill on Thursday because it included a provision ensuring that people who work for government contractors can’t be fired for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Read more here.
House GOP Refuses To Budge On Anti-LGBT Amendment In Defense Budget Bill Think Progress  •  May 18, 2016 Republican leaders in Congress have quashed a bipartisan attempt to remove the so-called Russell Amendment — a sweeping “religious liberty” provision that would allow federal contractors to discriminate against LGBT employees — from this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. The defen
POLICY UPDATE: Transgender Federal Policy Advances in Housing National Center for Transgender Equality  •  October 2, 2015 This content is only viewable by Equality Federation state and national partners. Please login to view this content. Login
John Oliver Advocates for a Federal Anti-Discrimination Law on ‘Last Week Tonight’ The Wall Street Journal  •  August 24, 2015 Before John Oliver and the “Last Week Tonight” team headed off on a two-week hiatus Sunday night (the HBO news-satire program returns with new episodes Sept. 13), they left us with some food for thought. In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage earlier this summer, Oli