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Topic: Local Ordinances

Newark, Ohio city council passes LGBT anti-discrimination law 10TV  •  July 5, 2016 The city of Newark has become the latest in central Ohio to pass laws aimed at protecting the LGBT community. On Tuesday, council members unanimously passed an anti-discrimination law at the work place and for fair housing. City leaders in Newark tell 10TV the passage of Ordinance 16-18 is a big ste
Texarkana, Arkansas nondiscrimination ordinance defeated at the polls on Tuesday Texarkana Gazette  •  June 29, 2016 The Texarkana, Ark., antidiscrimination ordinance, popularly known as M-130, was defeated at the polls on Tuesday. Soundly. The vote was just over 3,400 to repeal the ordinance with only 881 voting to keep it. That’s a landslide by anyone’s reckoning. Those who led the repeal effort ar
Lakewood, Ohio adopts anti-discrimination ordinance protecting LGBT community Cleveland.com  •  June 21, 2016 LAKEWOOD, Ohio — City Council Monday unanimously passed an ordinance expanding the city’s nondiscrimination protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens. The ordinance aims to ensure that everyone has equal access to employment, housing, public accommodations, and educa
Jackson, Mississippi council adds LGBT protections to law The Clarion-Ledger  •  June 15, 2016 All seven Jackson City Council members raised their hands Tuesday evening in support of a new comprehensive anti-discrimination policy that also prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Passing the agenda item was a breeze, much less contentious than a sign ordi
Cleveland Council Poised To Vote Soon On Transgender Restroom Bill Buzzfeed  •  June 2, 2016 The Cleveland City Council could vote as soon as Monday on legislation that would protect transgender people’s right to use restrooms that match their gender identity in restaurants, theaters, and other places of public accommodation, Council President Kevin Kelley told BuzzFeed News. In doing so,
South Dakota city plans to withdraw anti-discrimination ordinance KSFY  •  May 24, 2016 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls City Council will not be making any decisions on a measure addressing LGBT protections. The city attorney’s office plans to withdraw the ordinance, which would have added gender identity and sexual orientation to the list of classes protected by muni
South Carolina Senator Introduces Bill He Says Mirrors North Carolina Anti-LGBT Bill HB2 The New Civil Rights Movement  •  April 6, 2016 South Carolina State Senator Lee Bright has just introduced a bill he says mirrors North Carolina’s anti-LGBT bill, known as HB2. The bill actually only mirrors the anti-LGBT portion and does not include the minimum wage and employment discrimination portions. “Multiple occupancy ba
Texarkana, Arkansas voters to weigh in on anti-discrimination policy Gayly  •  April 5, 2016 TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Texarkana, Arkansas, residents will vote on whether the city’s new anti-discrimination policy will stay or go. The Texarkana Gazette reports that members of the city’s board of directors voted Monday to use nearly $23,000 of the city’s fund balance to pay
Arkansas appealing ruling on city’s LGBT protections The Gayly  •  March 30, 2016 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ attorney general is appealing a judge’s ruling that a city ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity doesn’t conflict with a state law aimed at blocking local protections for gays and lesbians. Read more here.
North Carolina governor signs bill undoing state LGBT ordinances Washington Blade  •  March 24, 2016 Ian Palmquist, a North Carolina resident and director of leadership programs for the Equality Federation, a national umbrella group for state LGBT groups, condemned McCrory in a statement that called House Bill 2 “the most extreme, anti-LGBTQ legislation in the country.” “If the governor had m