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.

Ousted Gay Administrator Finds New Gig at Wash. Public School
May 01 2014 1:53 PM ET

Ousted Gay Admin. Finds New Gig at Wash. Public School

Sunnivie Brydum

After being forced out of his position as vice principal at a Catholic high school in Washington, Mark Zmuda is slated to accept a new position as associate principal at Mercer Island High School.

Texas Transgender Teacher Banned From the Classroom Following Suspension
April 28 2014 12:50 PM ET

Suspended Trans Teacher Banned From Texas Classroom

Parker Marie Molloy

In the past month, Laura Jane Klug has been suspended from work, reinstated, outed to local and national media, and now banned from the classroom.

WATCH: Mayor's Antigay Remarks 'Crushing,' Says Fired Police Chief
April 23 2014 3:09 PM ET

Mayor's Antigay Remarks 'Crushing,' Says Out Police Chief

Trudy Ring

Crystal Moore of Latta, S.C., speaks out on her firing, while the Town Council holds her job open in hopes of rehiring her.

Houston Mayor Introduces Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Ordinance
April 22 2014 1:36 PM ET

Houston Mayor Introduces LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Parker Marie Molloy

The country's largest city without an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance looks to change that with a new draft policy, proposed by the city's first LGBT mayor.

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