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HISTORIC: Anchorage Wins Popular Vote on Transgender Rights

April 6, 2018, 9:31 pm Today Anchorage voters defeated Proposition 1, a ballot measure that would have removed nondiscrimination protections for transgender people from Anchorage's city ordinances.

Amidst Growing Attacks on Transgender Americans, Annual Day of Visibility Provides Hope to Transgender Community

March 30, 2018, 8:43 am This Saturday, March 31st, marks Transgender Day of Visibility, an internationally recognized day dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.

Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Oppose Transgender Military Ban

March 26, 2018, 12:50 pm Late Friday evening the White House made clear that — despite multiple legal challenges and injunctions — it is committed to seeing through a discriminatory policy that bans transgender Americans from serving their country.

Breaking: Trump Moves Forward on Anti-Transgender Military Policy

March 23, 2018, 9:40 pm The White House this evening made clear its intention to move forward with President Trump’s discriminatory ban on transgender Americans serving openly in the armed forces.

Hundreds of Small Businesses Affirm Support for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

March 16, 2018, 10:02 am More than 750 small businesses are voicing their support for LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections as the nation prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of a landmark case Newman v. Piggie Park Enterprises.

Victory: 6th Circuit Rules Against Religious Exemptions for Anti-Transgender Employment Discrimination

March 7, 2018, 7:07 pm Today a 3-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit voted to reverse an anti-transgender ruling in EEOC and Aimee Stephens v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes.

New Hampshire House Passes Transgender Nondiscrimination Bill

March 7, 2018, 1:39 pm The New Hampshire House of Representatives passed HB 1319, legislation that would update the state’s laws prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing and public spaces to explicitly include the state’s transgender residents.

New Hampshire Advances Transgender Nondiscrimination Bill To House Floor

February 27, 2018, 11:04 am A bipartisan majority of the New Hampshire House Judiciary committee voted today in favor of transgender nondiscrimination legislation.

VICTORY: 2nd Circuit Rules Anti-Gay Employment Discrimination Violates Federal Law

February 26, 2018, 10:28 am Today the en banc 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled in Zarda vs. Altitude Express that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, overturning the circuit's 17-year-old exclusionary legal precedent and contributing to a national trend of court rulings in favor of LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections.

Advocates Mark One-Year Anniversary of Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance

February 14, 2018, 10:18 am The Jacksonville Coalition for Equality, Equality Florida, and Freedom for All Americans are celebrating the one-year anniversary of Jacksonville’s updated Human Rights Ordinance, which provided nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people.

U.S. Department of Education Leaves Transgender Students Behind

February 12, 2018, 2:43 pm The U.S. Department of Education will not investigate or take action on any complaints filed by transgender students who are not able to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity.

Virginia Speaker of the House Kills Pro-LGBT Legislation

February 8, 2018, 4:10 pm Lawmakers in Virginia’s House of Delegates today summarily killed four bills that would have ensured more equal treatment under the law for LGBTQ people across the Commonwealth.

Growing Support for Nondiscrimination on Display during Landmark Hearings in Ohio & New Hampshire

February 1, 2018, 9:07 am Supporters of nondiscrimination turned out in large numbers yesterday in both Ohio and New Hampshire, where lawmakers are considering bills that would ensure LGBTQ people are fully protected from discrimination.

In State of the Union, Trump Signals No Change in Disdain Towards LGBTQ Community

January 30, 2018, 10:37 pm In his first State of the Union address, President Trump failed to give any indication that his administration will change its course of treatment towards LGBTQ Americans.

Virginia Senate Approves Pro-LGBT Legislation

January 26, 2018, 4:02 pm Today the Virginia Senate approved SB 423 and SB 202, landmark legislation protecting LGBT Virginians in public employment and housing.
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