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.

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.

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.

Houston Offers Benefits to Employees' Same-Sex Spouses
November 21 2013 9:05 PM ET

Houston Offers Benefits to Employees' Same-Sex Spouses

Trudy Ring

Mayor Annise Parker says this is the constitutional and right thing to do; meanwhile, Houston's county takes steps to protect LGBT prisoners.

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