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Wyoming Panel Moves Bill to Ban Sexual-Orientation Bias

FAMILY | By Ben Neary | Feb 21
A bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity cleared a critical committee hearing on Friday and now heads for a vote next week in the full Wyoming House of Representatives.

Wyoming to Consider Anti-Discrimination Bill

NATIONAL | By Ben Neary | Dec 8
Gay rights activists in Wyoming are hoping the recent court victory affording them the right to marry will give them momentum as they push to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

19 Kids and Calling: Michelle Duggar Involved with Anti-LGBT Robocall Campaign

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 20
Michelle Duggar, star of the TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" leant her voice to a homophobic and transphobic robocall campaign aimed to put pressure on council members in Fayetteville Arkansas to cast their vote against a nondiscrimination ordinance.

Mont. City Rejects Non-Discrimination Ordinance

NATIONAL | Aug 12
The Billings City Council has rejected an ordinance to ban discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Obama Order Presses Contractors to Obey Labor Laws

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 1
President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers.

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

LOCAL | By EDGE | Jul 18
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

NATIONAL | Jul 1
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.

Trans Woman Files Complaint After Being Called ’Gay Bitches’ at Hookah Bar

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 11
A Washington, D.C., transgender woman filed a complaint with Lambda Legal after the employees in a hookah bar handed her and her eight friends a restaurant receipt with the words "gay bitches" printed on it.

Gay London Cop Monitored on Grindr:: Resigns and Sues for Homophobia

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 4
A former London cop who says that his fellow officers forced him to resign is now suing the Metropolitan Police for discrimination based on racism and homophobia that he said drove him into depression to the point of becoming suicidal.

Michigan Mulls Update to Gay Discrimination Law

NATIONAL | By David Eggert | May 29
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.

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