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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VICTORY: Kansas City, KS and Wyandotte County Amend Nondiscrimination Ordinance to Include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

By Shane Stahl • June 5, 2018, 3:05 pm On Friday, June 2, a vote by the Unified Government Board of Commissioners for Wyandotte County and Kansas City officially amended the city’s existing nondiscrimination ordinance to include protections in housing, employment, and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
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Montevallo Becomes Second Alabama City to Pass LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

By Shane Stahl • April 24, 2018, 10:58 am Montevallo becomes only the second Alabama city with LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections.
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Reflecting on Big Victories and Advances for LGBTQ Equal Treatment on Give OUT Day

By Shane Stahl • April 19, 2018, 9:29 am Freedom For All Americans reflects on the work we've done throughout 2017 and 2018 to prevent LGBTQ discrimination in time for 2018's National Give Out Day.
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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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Promising Early Numbers in Anchorage Signal Growing Support for Transgender Protections

By Shane Stahl • April 4, 2018, 12:07 pm With only partial results available, Anchorage municipal officials last night, April 3, announced promising support for transgender non-discrimination protections in Anchorage.  
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Five Reasons Anchorage Must Vote to Defend Transgender Nondiscrimination Protections

By Shane Stahl • April 2, 2018, 4:43 pm April 3 marks the deadline for ballots in the special election in Anchorage, Alaska, during which time voters will determine the fate of their municipality’s non-discrimination protections for transgender citizens.
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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Extends Workplace Protections to LGBTQ Community

By Shane Stahl • February 22, 2018, 1:44 pm Lehigh County has extended employment protections to LGBTQ people, as well as updated code to require businesses and contractors wishing to do business in the county to adhere to these protections.
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Wisconsin Lawmakers Must Defeat Dangerous Attack on Local Attempts to Protect LGBTQ Residents

By Shane Stahl • February 7, 2018, 12:56 pm Legislation in Wisconsin has been introduced this week, which would interfere with local communities’ attempts to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
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Amazon Narrows Its Search For New World Headquarters, Highlighting Importance of LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections

By Shane Stahl • January 18, 2018, 4:11 pm Today, Amazon revealed the much-anticipated list of 20 cities it is considering as finalists for its second world headquarters, informally known as HQ2.

Transgender Woman Harassed at Local Grocery Store Thankful for Local Non-Discrimination Protections

December 12, 2017, 9:34 am When you walk into the grocery store to complete your shopping list for the week, the last thing you expect is to be harassed and refused service. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to Cassandra Hefton in Miami Beach, Florida this summer.
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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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Birmingham Passes Comprehensive, LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance

By Megan Clayton • September 26, 2017, 2:36 pm Birmingham is now the first city in Alabama to secure comprehensive LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections.
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Kent Becomes 19th Ohio City to Pass LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Adam Polaski • July 31, 2017, 3:31 pm Kent's ordinance covers employment, housing, and public accommodations and protects residents from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania Passes LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Adam Polaski • May 15, 2017, 4:33 pm Camp Hill now joins 41 other cities in Pennsylvania – including large cities like Philadelphia and smaller towns like Carlisle Borough – protecting LGBT people from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Macon-Bibb, Georgia Expands Non-Discrimination Employment Protections to LGBT Public Employees

By Adam Polaski • May 11, 2017, 10:44 am This month, the Board of Commissioners in Macon-Bibb, Georgia voted 6-3 in favor of an ordinance updating its municipal non-discrimination protections to LGBT people so that no one can face employment discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.