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NC governor signs anti-LGBT bill into law

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed an anti-LGBT bill into law that goes farther than the reviled Indiana so-called religious freedom law. That law has cost the state millions in business.

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Resource Center’s Cox calls Huffines on anti-trans statements, invites him to visit center

Cece Cox, chief executive officer of Resource Center, today sent an open letter to Texas Sen. Don Huffines, taking the Republican to task for Tweets he sent out Tuesday, Nov. 10, condemning Dallas City Council’s vote to clarify language in … Continue reading

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DOT offers clarification on nondiscrimination policy

Existing nondiscrimination policies covering public transportation already include protections for transgender people, according to a statement issued Monday, Nov. 9, by the federal Department of Public Transportation, at the request of Dallas’ Trans Pride Initiative. The policy “including a prohibition … Continue reading

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Keller ISD nondiscrimination ordinance up for vote on Thursday

The KISD board will vote Thursday to amend the district’s nondiscrimination policy to protect students and employees based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.

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Comprehensive LGBT protection bill to be introduced in Congress on Thursday

A comprehensive LGBT nondiscrimination bill will be introduced in Congress on Thursday, July 23, covering seven areas of federal law.

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UPDATE: Gates tells Boy Scouts to change policy

Robert Gates, president of the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America, called on the organization to change its policy on gay scout leaders.

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Politics can sometimes hit too close to home

Staff writer James Russell reflects on having a different kind of pride after getting a campaign solicitation from a graduate from his alma mater.

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Federal workplace discrimination rules go into effect today

A new federal rule barring discrimination against LGBT employees of federal contractors and subcontractors went into effect today (Wednesday, April 8).

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To RFRA or not

Religious liberty bills promise freedom, but for whom? JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer In a 1989 decision, Employment Division v. Smith, involving two men who were fired for smoking peyote as part of a sacred Native American ritual and then … Continue reading

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Former Arkansas AG condemns ‘religious freedom’ bill, current AG moves nondiscrimination forward

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wrote an op-ed in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette condemning that state’s “religious freedom” bill that the governor announced he would not sign.

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