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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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Indiana Repubs admit anti-LGBT discrimination is legal

Despite Gov. Mike Pence’s insistence that Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act is all about protecting religious freedom and not about discriminating against folks, two Indiana lawmakers have admitted that even without the RFRA, businesses in their state can legally post … Continue reading

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Villalba to reconsider religious liberty bill, vows collaboration with stakeholders

Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, will reconsider his controversial HJR 55 after various groups expressed concern it would discriminate against LGBT people.

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BREAKING: Kansas governor rescinds nondiscrimination order

The far right GOP governor said his Democratic predecessor’s order protecting many LGBT state employees should have occurred in the legislature.

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BREAKING: ExxonMobil adds sexual orientation, gender identity to EEO policy

After 15 years of fighting shareholder resolutions, ExxonMobil added sexual orientation and gender identity to its nondiscrimination and anti-harassment policies.

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Plano mayor addresses anti-gay venom spewed at rally

About 24 pastors and 100 spectators gathered at a library in Plano today (Jan. 7) to denounce the new Plano equal rights ordinance.

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Plano passes nondiscrimination ordinance, but with limits

Last night, the council expanded its nondiscrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity, but the ordinance comes with quite a few restrictions.

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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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