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This Week’s Developments in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

January 18, 2019, 11:39 am New York State lawmakers this week passed historic protections for the state’s transgender community. The newly elected governor of Kansas issued an important executive order that protects LGBTQ state employees and employees of state contractors. And President Trump’s nominee to be the next Attorney General, William Barr, faced questions from senators this week regarding his anti-LGBTQ record.

VICTORY: New York Passes Transgender Nondiscrimination Protections

January 15, 2019, 1:21 pm Today the New York legislature passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, providing explicit protections for transgender people from discrimination in employment, housing, public spaces, and education.

Kansas Governor Issues Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order

January 15, 2019, 12:02 pm Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued an executive order today that extends LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections to state employees and contractors, and across public services.

Virginia Lawmakers Advance LGBTQ Protections

January 15, 2019, 8:17 am Efforts to secure LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections in Virginia are advancing with bipartisan support.

New York Lawmakers Advance GENDA

January 14, 2019, 3:40 pm Today lawmakers in New York advanced legislation to protect transgender people from discrimination.

Republican Governor Mike DeWine Signs Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order

January 14, 2019, 11:21 am On his first day in office, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order which prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ people in state employment.

This Week’s Developments in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

January 11, 2019, 1:01 pm Governors in Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin have now signed pro-LGBTQ executive orders, expanding nondiscrimination protections for state employees.

Lawmakers in Multiple States Eye LGBTQ Protections as State Legislatures Convene

January 10, 2019, 10:48 am Legislatures across the country are beginning their 2019 legislative sessions this week, and bills that advance LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections have already surfaced in multiple states.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Signs Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order

January 7, 2019, 6:37 pm On his first day in office, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed an executive order which prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ people in state employment and state contracting.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Signs Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order

January 7, 2019, 12:43 pm Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order this morning which prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ people in state employment, public services, and state contracting.

This Week’s Developments in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

January 4, 2019, 1:57 pm President Trump’s discriminatory transgender military ban remains blocked - despite a ruling from a district court of appeals today that lifts that district’s injunction on the ban.

Republican Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Signs Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order

December 28, 2018, 6:46 pm Snyder’s order will require state contractors to include nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ employees and applicants.

This Week’s Developments in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

December 21, 2018, 12:27 pm In a historic move, John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio has signed an executive order protecting LGBTQ state employees from discrimination

Historic: Republican Governor John Kasich Signs Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order

December 19, 2018, 5:22 pm Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed an historic executive order protecting LGBTQ state employees from discrimination.

This Week’s Developments in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

December 14, 2018, 1:49 pm The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to let the transgender military ban take effect while ongoing legal challenges play out in court.