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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Janesville, Wisconsin – Hometown of Paul Ryan – Passes Explicit Transgender Protections

By Adam Polaski • March 29, 2016, 11:10 am Last night, on Monday, March 28, the city of Janesville, Wisconsin passed a nondiscrimination ordinance that ensures explicit protections for transgender people in public spaces and employment.
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Boston City Council Passes Resolution in Favor of Full Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections

By Megan Clayton • March 24, 2016, 1:28 pm As lawmakers in North Carolina take egregious steps to criminalize transgender people, the Boston City Council passed a resolution calling on state legislators to pass SB 735/HB 1577 and affirm the common human dignity and rights of transgender people.
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Here’s the Sweeping New Anti-LGBT Bill North Carolina Lawmakers Have Proposed in Today’s Special Session

By Adam Polaski • March 23, 2016, 11:00 am Today in North Carolina, leaders in the North Carolina General Assembly unveiled a sweeping bill, designed to target an ordinance recently approved in Charlotte extending comprehensive non-discrimination protections to LGBT residents.
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NC Lawmakers Convene Unprecedented, Costly Special Legislative Session to Repeal Charlotte’s LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Cameron Tolle • March 22, 2016, 9:35 am After weeks of threats, legislative leaders in North Carolina announced that the General Assembly will reconvene tomorrow—Wednesday, March 22nd—for a special legislative session aimed at repealing Charlotte's LGBT non-discrimination law. The unprecedented legislative session will cost taxpayers upwards of $42,000 per day.
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Lawmakers Threaten Costly Special Session to Overturn Pro-Business Ordinance in Charlotte, NC

By Claire Caldwell • March 21, 2016, 2:08 pm By calling a special session mere weeks before the start of legislative session, lawmakers could cost the state hundreds of thousands in taxpayer funds in efforts to overturn local non-discrimination legislation.
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Kokomo, Indiana Passes LGBT-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Adam Polaski • March 15, 2016, 2:07 pm Last night, March 14, the City Council of Kokomo, Indiana gave final approval to a human rights ordinance protecting LGBT people from discrimination.
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Amid Discussion of Statewide Anti-Transgender Ballot Initiative, Seattle Mayor Strengthens Local Protections

By Adam Polaski • March 11, 2016, 2:07 pm This week, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed an executive order ensuring that the city of Seattle has the policies and procedures in place necessary to create a fully "fair, inclusive, and safe" place for transgender Washingtonians.
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NYC Mayor Takes Action to Strengthen Protections for Transgender New Yorkers

By Adam Polaski • March 10, 2016, 1:12 pm This week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a policy affirming that transgender individuals are able to use the restroom and facilities that align with the gender they live every day.
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Atlanta City Council Passes Resolution Opposing Any Anti-LGBT Bills in Georgia

By Adam Polaski • March 8, 2016, 8:57 am On Monday, March 7, the City Council in Atlanta passed a resolution signaling a brighter future path for Georgia when it comes to full inclusion and acceptance of LGBT individuals.
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City Council in Charlotte, NC – One of the Nation’s Largest – Passes LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Adam Polaski • February 22, 2016, 10:00 pm Tonight in Charlotte, NC, the Charlotte City Council voted to approve an ordinance that extends comprehensive non-discrimination protections in employment, housing, public accommodations, and more to LGBT people in the city.
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City Council in Lewisburg, WV Unanimously Adopts LGBT Non-Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • February 2, 2016, 11:26 am "With tonight’s vote, Lewisburg has joined the growing list of inclusive cities that want to ensure that all residents may live and work free from discrimination."
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Dallas City Council Strengthens Non-Discrimination Protections for Transgender People

By Adam Polaski • November 10, 2015, 2:27 pm Today, November 10, the Dallas City Council voted unanimously to strengthen language of its LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance.