Sen. Hatch Calls for Broad Religious Exemptions in Exec Order
June 17 2014 2:59 PM ET

Senator Wants Big Exemption in Obama's Executive Order

Trudy Ring

Orrin Hatch says a presidential executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination should let religiously affiliated employers opt out.

Bozeman, Mont., Gives Final OK to Nondiscrimination Law
June 05 2014 8:02 PM ET

Bozeman, Mont., Gives Final OK to Nondiscrimination Law

Trudy Ring

The City Commission approved the LGBT-inclusive measure unanimously.

Labor Department Stalls on Trans Discrimination Review
June 04 2014 1:56 PM ET

Labor Department Stalls on Trans Discrimination Review

Parker Marie Molloy

In February, Labor Secretary Tom Perez announced that the department would begin reviewing 2012's Macy v. Holder case, determining how best to integrate that decision into department policy.

Effort to Repeal Md. Trans Law Fails to Gather Sufficient Signatures, Dies
June 02 2014 9:07 AM ET

Md. Trans Law Repeal Effort Comes Up Short

Parker Marie Molloy

Maryland will become the 18th state with a transgender-inclusive antidiscrimination law on the books starting October 1, after efforts to repeal the bill through public referendum fell short.

Houston Passes LGBT-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance
May 29 2014 1:55 AM ET

Houston Votes to Ban Discrimination

Trudy Ring

After nine hours of testimony, the Houston City Council adopted the measure by a vote of 11-6.

ExxonMobil Nixes Antidiscrimination Policy, While New Report Documents Widespread Bias
May 28 2014 4:15 PM ET

Report: LGBT Employees Still Face Widespread Bias

Trudy Ring

Meanwhile, ExxonMobil's refusal to enact nondiscrimination protections demonstrates the need for a presidential order banning anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors, say the authors of a new report on workplace bias.

Topeka, Kan., Now Protects Gender Identity, Domestic Partnerships
May 28 2014 1:20 PM ET May 28 2014 5:55 PM ET

Topeka, Kan., Now Protects Gender Identity, Domestic Partnerships

Mitch Kellaway

The city council of Topeka, Kansas, passed an 'equality package' to extend employment nondiscrimination protections to transgender individuals and those in domestic partnerships.

Archival Docs Illustrate Feds' 'Obsessive Effort' to Purge Gay Employees
May 21 2014 4:16 PM ET

Archival Docs Illustrate Feds' 'Obsessive Effort' to Purge Gay Employees

Trudy Ring

While the federal government no longer discriminates against gay workers, it once went to great lengths to rid itself of them -- and a group is gathering historical materials related to that effort.

Houston Delays LGBT Rights Vote, Removes Restroom Access Provision
May 16 2014 4:49 PM ET

Houston Delays LGBT Rights Vote, Removes Restroom Access Provision

Trudy Ring

Mayor Annise Parker contends a proposed ordinance will still protect trans residents from discrimination.

Bozeman, Mont., Gives Preliminary OK to Antibias Law
May 13 2014 7:38 PM ET

Bozeman, Mont., Gives Preliminary OK to Antibias Law

Trudy Ring

The LGBT-inclusive measure won unanimous approval by city commissioners last night, but it's subject to a second vote before it becomes law.

Michael Sam Puts Spotlight on Missouri's LGBT Laws
May 12 2014 3:56 PM ET

Michael Sam Puts Spotlight on Missouri's LGBT Laws

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam's historic recruitment may help boost efforts to gain LGBT rights in Missouri.

Study: Majority of LGBT Workers Closeted on the Job
May 08 2014 6:52 PM ET

Study: Majority of LGBT Workers Closeted on the Job

Trudy Ring

Some 53 percent feel they have to hide their identity, says a new Human Rights Campaign Foundation study, which reports on other workplace problems as well.

Biden Supports Antibias Order; Will Obama Take Action?
May 01 2014 3:19 PM ET

Biden Supports ENDA Exec. Order — Will Obama? 

Trudy Ring

The vice president says he sees no disadvantage to a presidential executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors.

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