Content Filed Under: Local Ordinances & Resolutions

News and information about ordinances passed at the local level that enact non-discrimination protections in housing, employment, or public accommodations.


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Congratulations to Jackson, Michigan as LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance Takes Effect

By Adam Polaski • April 12, 2017, 10:22 am Yesterday in Jackson, Michigan, Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wilson cleared the way for a comprehensive LGBT non-discrimination ordinance to take effect, making Jackson the 42nd city in Michigan with a powerful LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance.
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Olmsted Falls is the Latest Ohio City to Pass LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Adam Polaski • March 29, 2017, 9:53 am Just one day after Akron, the fifth largest city in the Buckeye State, passed a local ordinance prohibiting discrimination between sexual orientation and gender identity, Olmsted Falls also passed a similar ordinance.
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Akron, Ohio Enacts LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections as Supportive Legislation Is Introduced Statewide

By Adam Polaski • March 28, 2017, 12:55 pm Last night, Akron, Ohio became the seventeenth city in Ohio to enact comprehensive non-discrimination protections covering sexual orientation and gender identity.
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VICTORY: Jacksonville City Council Passes LGBT-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Adam Polaski • February 14, 2017, 6:58 pm Today, February 14, the City Council in Jacksonville, Florida passed the #JaxHRO, which updates the Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance to ensure that LGBT people are protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Jacksonville City Council Introduces Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Adam Polaski • January 4, 2017, 4:19 pm Jacksonville is the twelfth largest city in the United States and one of the few top cities where LGBT people are not explicitly protected from discrimination.
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In Month of Momentum for Wyoming, Cheyenne City Council Passes Resolution for LGBT Non-Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • October 25, 2016, 10:33 am Last night the City Council in Cheyenne, Wyoming adopted an LGBT-affirming resolution calling on the state legislature to pass LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections statewide.
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Momentum in Indiana: Lafayette City Council Unanimously Passes Transgender-Inclusive HRO

By Megan Clayton • September 8, 2016, 10:47 am Yesterday Lafayette, Indiana became the latest city to in the country to update its local civil rights laws to protect transgender people from discrimination.
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Days Before Hosting RNC Convention, Cleveland, Ohio Strengthens Protections for Transgender People

By Megan Clayton • July 13, 2016, 6:57 pm The Cleveland City Council passed the update to the city’s existing civil rights laws—known as Ordinance No. 1446-13. Previously, local laws had not protected transgender people in public accommodations.
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Newark, Ohio Is the Latest City to Enact A Comprehensive Local LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Megan Clayton • July 6, 2016, 4:27 pm Advocates for LGBT equality in Ohio and across the country are celebrating today as the City of Newark becomes the latest to join the ranks of the more than 200 cities nationwide whose local ordinances protect LGBT people from discrimination.
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Lakewood, Ohio Enacts Comprehensive LGBT-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • June 21, 2016, 10:59 am Last night, June 20, the City Council in Lakewood, Ohio came together to unanimously vote in favor of a local non-discrimination ordinance that covers sexual orientation and gender identity & expression.
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Jackson City Council Unanimously Passes LGBT Protections, First City in Mississippi to Do So

By Adam Polaski • June 15, 2016, 11:19 am Last night, June 14, the City Council in Jackson, Mississippi became the first city in the state to adopt comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBT people.
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Mesquite, Texas City Council Votes to Protect LGBT Employees from Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • June 7, 2016, 3:35 pm Last night the City Council in Mesquite, Texas – a suburb of Dallas – adopted a change to its Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.
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New Hampshire Town Passes Resolution Calling for Statewide Transgender-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • May 6, 2016, 12:02 pm Thanks to Newmarket, New Hampshire for doing the right thing – and we'll continue working to cheer on momentum across the state of New Hampshire for these long-overdue protections.
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One Week After Its Passage, Oxford City Council in Alabama Repeals Anti-Transgender Ordinance

By Adam Polaski • May 5, 2016, 4:10 pm Yesterday, May 4, the Oxford City Council in Oxford, Alabama voted 3-2 to repeal a broad, discriminatory ordinance that could have punished transgender people by forcing them to face to face up to six months in jail or a $500 fine simply for using a public restroom.
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City Councils in Jackson & Biloxi Pass Resolutions Against Mississippi’s HB1523

By Adam Polaski • April 6, 2016, 11:15 am On the local level, City Council members in Jackson and Biloxi immediately condemned the passage of HB1523, issuing strong resolutions against the legislation.