Tag Archive | non-discrimination protections

US: Birmingham Becomes First City in Alabama to Pass LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

US: Birmingham Becomes First City in Alabama to Pass LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

In Alabama, Birmingham City Council has passed city-wide non-discrimination protections, that include sexual orientation and gender identity, in housing, public accommodations and employment. This ordinance is the culmination of more than ten years of work from local LGBTQ grassroots organizers, and a pro-equality coalition including Equality Alabama and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). “Today, the […]

US: Massachusetts Transgender Protections Will Face Repeal Vote 2018

US: Massachusetts Transgender Protections Will Face Repeal Vote 2018

Over the weekend, Massachusetts celebrated the one-year anniversary of the state extending non-discrimination protections to transgender residents. However, the celebration could be short-lived as the young law is already in danger of being stripped away at the ballot next year. In 2016, soon after the bill was passed in the state legislature with bipartisan super-majorities […]

US: Second Mississippi City Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

US: Second Mississippi City Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Yesterday (9th) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organisation, hailed the Magnolia, Miss., Board of Aldermen, for unanimously enacting city-wide non-discrimination protections, that include sexual orientation and gender identity, in housing, public accommodations, and employment. The ordinance also includes a new LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes provision. Magnolia is now the second city […]