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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Mountain State.


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This Week in Nondiscrimination: New Hampshire One Step Closer to Full Equality, But Bad News in VA and WV

By Shane Stahl • March 2, 2018, 3:26 pm Fights heat up in Georgia and New Hampshire, West Virginia defeats a bad bill, and Virginia kills a nondiscrimination amendment this week in nondiscrimination.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Historic Hearings, Bipartisan Support Grows, and Combatting More Bad Bills

By Shane Stahl • February 2, 2018, 5:28 pm The latest news about LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination in the states, from the week of January 29-February 2!
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Morgantown, West Virginia City Council Unanimously Approves LGBTQ Protections

By Adam Polaski • October 20, 2017, 4:29 pm This week, on October 16, the City Council in Morgantown, West Virginia voted unanimously to adopt an LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
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After Months of Digging in on Anti-LGBT HB2, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is Poised to Lose Reelection Bid

By Adam Polaski • November 10, 2016, 2:17 pm Beyond North Carolina, there were other bright spots last night that we should remember. These local victories are reminders that we can and will continue making progress in our communities.
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LGBT Groups Launch Petition Drive Against Anti-Transgender Lawsuit

By Adam Polaski • October 5, 2016, 11:35 am Today Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) and more than a dozen state equality campaigns and organizations across the country launched a petition drive calling out attempts to roll back existing protections for transgender Americans.
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In 2016 Republican Leaders in Three States Have Rejected Anti-LGBT Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • March 30, 2016, 10:23 am Now more than ever, Republican leaders are decisively rejecting attempts to codify discrimination against LGBT people. In the past month alone, Republicans in three states have rejected such efforts – in South Dakota, West Virginia, and Georgia.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: As the Nation Pushes Back, Lawmakers Quietly Abandon Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • February 26, 2016, 5:03 pm While we took big steps forward in defeating anti-LGBT measures this week, however, several heinous bills are dangerously close to becoming law. Here's a look:
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: With Anti-LGBT Bills Advancing, Here’s How We’re Pushing Back

By Adam Polaski • February 13, 2016, 12:06 pm This week, several anti-LGBT bills advanced – and momentum continued to build as fair-minded Americans voiced clear commitment to the fight.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Where Pro-LGBT Bills and Discriminatory Legislation Advanced

By Adam Polaski • February 4, 2016, 3:31 pm We're in the middle of legislative sessions in nearly every state in the country – and as legislators debate vital issues for their local communities, LGBT issues and bills related to non-discrimination protections have emerged as significant priorities.
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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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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Legislatures Across the Country Consider LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 28, 2016, 6:23 pm It's been a busy week for the movement to win LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections – and defend against attempts to codify discrimination into state statute. Here's a look at what's going on in state legislatures.
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WATCH: Bipartisan Group of West Virginia Legislators Support LGBT Non-Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • January 27, 2016, 2:11 pm The video was released the same week that a hearing is set on a bill designed to discriminate against LGBT people in West Virginia.