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Topic: Public Employee Protections

Elkhart, Indiana City Council President Backs Idea of LGBT Executive Action; Mayor Moore Quiet on Notion Elkhart Truth  •  August 19, 2015 ELKHART — Elkhart City Council President Brian Thomas backs the notion of an executive order protecting the civil rights of gay and transgender city employees. Mayor Dick Moore, meanwhile, didn’t respond to a query on the idea. Moreover, it remains unclear if the comprehensive overhaul of the c
Goshen, Indiana Mayor to Issue Executive Order Adding LGBT Protections to City Hiring Policy The Elkhart Truth  •  August 13, 2015 GOSHEN — After tabling an amendment adding LGBT protections to the city’s civil rights ordinance and two related resolutions, Goshen Mayor Allan Kauffman is planning to issue an executive order in an attempt to extend some protections to the city’s LGBT community. In a Thursday, Aug. 13, news
This Missouri Mayor Had the Perfect Reaction to Kansas’ Latest Anti-LGBT Antics Riverfront Times  •  February 12, 2015 If Kansas’ LGBT state workers don’t want to work in a place where they can be fired or harassed for their sexuality or gender identity, they’re welcome to cross the border to Missouri. That was the message from Kansas City mayor and LGBT ally Sly James. Read more here.
Kansas Governor Brownback Cancels LGBT State Employee Protections Equality Kansas  •  February 10, 2015 Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed an executive order cancelling job protections for LGBT employees of the State of Kansas.  His order rescinds an executive order issued by former Governor Kathleen Sebelius in 2007, which added sexual orientation and gender identity to discrimination protect
Virginia’s Lt. Governor Saves Nondiscrimination Bill Metro Weekly  •  February 3, 2015 LGBT advocates in Virginia, including Equality Virginia breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday after the Senate narrowly passed two pro-LGBT bills, chief among them a measure to prohibit discrimination in public employment, which deadlocked on a 19-19 vote, requiring Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) to cast
Virginia Measure Survives by 8-7 Bipartisan Vote, Heads to Full Senate for Debate Metro Weekly  •  January 26, 2015 A Virginia Senate committee narrowly approved a bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in public employment, moving the measure out of committee and to the floor for a vote by the full 40-member Senate. Read the full story here.
Virginia Lawmakers Come Together in Support of Bills to Protect LGBT Individuals, Families Augusta Free Press  •  January 20, 2015 Nearly a dozen legislators came together on Tuesday in support of bills that would create a more welcoming and inclusive commonwealth for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Virginians. “Even as Virginians continue to celebrate the freedom to marry, it is important to remember that LGBT Virgin
Alabama Will Name Its LGBT Nondiscrimination Bill for Tim Cook The Advocate  •  December 4, 2014 The upcoming effort to pass employment nondiscrimination protections for LGBT workers employed by the state of Alabama is about to get a powerful name-check honoring the state’s most prominent homegrown technology executive. Read more here.
North High Shoals, Georgia Town Council Votes Unanimously in Favor of Inclusive Employment Protections Georgia Equality  •  June 17, 2014 Georgia Equality applauds the North High Shoals Town Council for their leadership and commitment to freedom and opportunity. The unanimous passage of The Equal Employment Opportunity Ordinance ensures that all hardworking people applying for employment or employed by the town of North High Shoals, i