Tag Archives: nondiscrimination

BREAKING: UN Human Rights Council Votes to Support LGBT Rights

The United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a resolution condemning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, a boost to supporting LGBT rights around the world. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission praised the vote, calling it an … Continue reading

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Forced to wear ‘gaytard’ name tag, Gay South Dakota teen files complaint

A gay South Dakota teenager who was allegedly forced to wear by his boss to wear a name tag reading “Gaytard”  filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission this week alleging discrimination by his former employer, according to the Sioux, … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Dallas County Schools amends policies to protect LGBT employees, students

Officials with Dallas County Schools have announced that DCS revised its policies today (Thursday, Aug. 29) to include protections for LGBT employees and students in its nondiscrimination policy. The new rules apply to both DCS’ 3000 employees and to the … Continue reading

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Transgender news briefs

Trans woman murdered in Baltimore Baltimore City Police announced July 16 that they are investigating the murder of trans woman Mia Henderson, sister of NBA player Reggie Bullock. Henderson, 26, is at least the second trans woman killed in Baltimore … Continue reading

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Anti-gay factions challenge Houston equal rights ordinance

Opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance turned in 50,000 signatures to get the issue on the November ballot. Only 17, 269 are needed. The city secretary’s office has 30 days to validate the signatures.

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In a surprise move, Exxon shareholders vote down nondiscrimination for a 15th time

For the first time in years, I missed the ExxonMobil shareholders meeting, so I didn’t get to learn about the latest in underwater drilling technology, how hydraulic fracturing is environmentally sound, what the company is doing about global climate change or how they hate gay people.

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Houston pastor pleas for right to discriminate … against Jews

Pastor Becky Riggle of Grace Community Church in Houston stood before Houston City Council to give her opinion on HERO, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.

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Nondiscrimination ordinance passes in Mississippi city

“As an elected official, we should not and must not discriminate against anyone,” said Joey Boudin before voting for a nondiscrimination resolution that passed unanimously.

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American Humanist Association represents Birdville student

Isaiah Smith was suspended after he ripped pages out of his Bible. Smith said the incident began when he was taunted and told he couldn’t be gay and Christian.

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LGBT residents address Garland City Council on DART, nondiscrimination

Following the walkout by Garland DART board representative Michael Cheney before a vote on healthcare benefits for same-sex partners at the transit agency, LGBT Garland residents and other area activists attended a Garland city council meeting last night.

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