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

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As a transgender woman and fellow veteran, I ask Todd Young to back LGBTQ equality

Indy Star • November 29, 2020, 11:40 am If the recent election has told us anything, it’s that America is ready for change. We have elected a president and vice president who pledged to make ending discrimination against LGBTQ Americans a core feature of their administration and a top priority during their first 100 days in office.

Discrimination from Tax Preparers Demonstrates How Discrimination Against LGBTQ People Hurts All Americas

April 15, 2019, 11:38 am To us, this shows that the patchwork of protections isn’t working. The fact that we can drive minutes outside of Kokomo and face discrimination for something as ordinary as filing our taxes is unacceptable.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: New Protections in Kentucky, a Win for a Trans Student, and Another Blow to the Proposed Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • August 10, 2018, 4:03 pm The important stories for the first full week of August, 2018.
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Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction in Transgender Student’s Discrimination Case

By Shane Stahl • August 6, 2018, 1:15 pm The transgender male student will be able to access the boys' facilities while the case is awaiting trial.
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Local Steps Forward: Policies Updated, Protections Passed, and Pending Progress

By Shane Stahl • June 8, 2018, 6:07 pm The latest in nondiscrimination news at the local level for April and May of 2018.
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Local Steps Forward: Momentum for LGBTQ Equal Treatment Nationwide Builds in Cities & Towns This Spring

By Shane Stahl • April 12, 2018, 2:04 pm A roundup of steps taken toward LGBTQ equal treatment in cities, towns, and municipalities during the month of March, 2018.
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Three Years Ago Today: Mike Pence Signed Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act Into Law

By Shane Stahl • March 26, 2018, 5:53 pm March 26 marks the three-year anniversary of then-Indiana Governor Mike Pence signing the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which led the way for individuals and businesses to refuse service to LGBTQ people by claiming a religious or moral exemption.
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Local Steps Forward: Strong Movement on Local Protections, But Challenges Still Exist

By Shane Stahl • March 1, 2018, 3:14 pm February saw positive moves in Texas, Indiana, and Wyoming, but an unfortunate setback in Wisconsin. Our Local Steps Forward roundup for February, 2018.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Bad Bills Advance, But a Historic Hearing Could Change NH

By Shane Stahl • February 23, 2018, 6:10 pm Our round up of non-discrimination stories for the week of February 18.
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End-of-Year Spotlight: 10 Heroes Who Advocated for Equal Treatment for LGBTQ Americans in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 27, 2017, 5:36 pm From elected officials sticking their necks out on behalf of their constituents to parents who will do anything to protect their children to LGBTQ people themselves, there are so many heroes in the movement for LGBTQ nondiscrimination.

One Year After Military Ban Announcement, Transgender Veterans Explain the Importance of Protecting All Americans from Discrimination

November 9, 2017, 6:48 pm

One year out from President Trump's announcement of a planned ban on transgender military service, Freedom For All Americans highlights the stories of transgender vets from across the United States who have served their country at the utmost level, and believe that all people who have the desire to enlist should be able to do so without fear of hiding who they are.

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TODAY: Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Take Questions on LGBT Equality

By Adam Polaski • April 7, 2017, 2:44 pm Today, Friday, April 7, five mayors who are members of Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination are taking questions as part of Tumblr's IssueTime series.
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HISTORIC: Why the 7th Circuit Ruling Declaring Anti-Gay Employment Discrimination Illegal is So Important

By Adam Polaski • April 5, 2017, 9:03 am Today the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a historic en banc ruling in favor of Kimberly Hively, a math teacher who was fired from her job in Indiana because she was seen kissing her girlfriend.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: 2017 Legislative Session Kicks Off With Many LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 13, 2017, 1:18 pm 2017 is off to a wild start already, with dozens of states launching headfirst into their 2017 legislative sessions. At the top of the agenda in many states? LGBT-related bills.
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Full Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Hears Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case Today

By Adam Polaski • November 30, 2016, 11:53 am The case argues, as many courts have ruled in the past, that existing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination based on sex also extend to discrimination based on sexual orientation.