Topics :: anti-discrimination laws

Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

Anti-Gay Phone Calls Turn Into a Windfall for Mass. LGBT Non-Profit

By EDGE | Friday Jul 18, 2014
The mayor of Salem, Mass., turned a torrent of angry out-of-state phone calls and responses from "right-leaning blogs and websites" over her decision to cut ties with an anti-LGBT discriminatory college, into a fundraising windfall for a LGBT charity.

Baton Rouge Council to Consider Fairness Ordinance

Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
The Baton Rouge Metro Council is again contemplating an anti-discrimination measure supported by the gay community, but it’s unclear how the proposal will fare when council members cast their votes.

Poll: Americans Erroneously Assume Federal Non-Discrimnation Laws Exist

By EDGE | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
While the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) continues to seek the support of House Republican lawmakers, poll results show that the vast majority of Americans are under the erroneous assumption that such federal protections are already in place.

Obama to Sign Order Extending LGBT Protections

By Julie Pace | Monday Jun 16, 2014
President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official said Monday.

Bryan Fischer: Christians Baking Cake for Gay Weddings is Slavery

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jun 5, 2014
American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer said the Christian baker found guilty of violating Colorado’s anti-discrimination measure last week for refusing to serve a gay couple is like slavery.

Hearing in Colorado Baker’s Refusal to Serve Gay Couple

Friday May 30, 2014
The Colorado Civil Rights Commission will hold a hearing on a case involving a suburban Denver baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding reception.

Michigan Mulls Update to Gay Discrimination Law

By David Eggert | Thursday May 29, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday urged legislators to consider updating Michigan’s civil rights law to prohibit discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Houston Approves LGBT Inclusive Anti-Bias Protections

By Juan A. Lozano | Thursday May 29, 2014
Houston leaders on Wednesday approved expanded anti-bias protections for gay and transgender residents in a measure that critics argued would impede their religious liberties.

Houston Council Delays Vote on Equal-Rights Law

Friday May 16, 2014
Houston leaders on Wednesday delayed a vote on a nondiscrimination measure that has become a flashpoint for protesters as supporters of the law seek to extend protections for gay and transgender people.