Missouri House Committee Votes to Advance LGBTQ Nondiscrimination ProtectionsBy Adam Polaski • May 18, 2018 • 2:22 pm
HB 2100 and HB 3160, legislation that would extend nondiscrimination protections in employment, housing, and public accommodations for LGBTQ people in Missouri.
It’s the first time legislation like this has advanced in Missouri in several years. In 2013, the legislation was approved by the Missouri Senate. The Missouri Nondiscrimination Act has been introduced for 20 consecutive years in the state legislature – and it’s well past time that lawmakers across the state adopt these protections once and for all.
Steph Perkins, Executive Director of PROMO and a board member of Freedom for All Americans, said this week:
“Thank you to the Representatives on both sides of the aisle who voted for equal protection today. All Missourians, including those who are LGBT, should have the opportunity to work hard and provide for their families without fear of discrimination. These protections are long overdue in Missouri, and we thank the General Laws Committee for doing their part to end discrimination in our state.”
Follow along with all of the steps forward for LGBTQ protections in Missouri HERE.