Content Filed Under: Victory

This page indicates victory in the passage or momentum of non-discrimination legislation and litigation.


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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Momentum Continues in AK & NH and Bad Bills Surge in OK & TN

By Shane Stahl • March 16, 2018, 3:58 pm This week in nondiscrimination saw LA advance workplace protections, continued momentum for transgender protections in NH and AK, a historic ruling in MD, and bad bills moving in TN and OK.
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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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Momentum: For the First Time, Federal Judge Finds Anti-LGBT Discrimination in Violation of Fair Housing Act

By Adam Polaski • April 5, 2017, 2:40 pm In less than twenty-four hours, two federal courts in two different states issued landmark, first-of-their-kind rulings finding that federal law prohibits discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.
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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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Transgender Man in Louisiana Wins in Employment Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • December 7, 2016, 4:09 pm n arbitrator today, December 7, ruled that existing federal law prohibiting employment discrimination based on sex in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also covers discrimination based on gender identity.
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BIG WIN: Transgender North Carolinians Win Legislative Relief from HB2 in Step Forward

By Megan Clayton • August 26, 2016, 7:21 pm North Carolinians who petitioned a federal court to halt enforcement of the anti-transgender portions of House Bill 2 were vindicated today when a federal judge accepted their request.
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VICTORY: Massachusetts Approves Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections, Now Poised for Final Passage

By Adam Polaski • June 1, 2016, 5:57 pm The vote today marks a huge victory – especially in a year when transgender Americans’ fundamental freedoms have been debated, attacked, and endangered.
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Kentucky Senate Approves Inclusive Legislation on Marriage Between Same-Sex Couples

By Adam Polaski • April 1, 2016, 4:57 pm he news today is significant because just a few weeks ago, the same lawmakers approved Senate Bill 5, which sought to create separate marriage license forms for same-sex couples.
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Victory in Virginia: Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Religion to Be Used as an Excuse to Discriminate

By Adam Polaski • March 30, 2016, 10:50 am "We need only look at the damage these types of laws are doing in other states to understand the harm this bill could bring to our Commonwealth and its economy." – Governor McAuliffe
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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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LISTEN: Missouri Lawmaker Can’t Describe Why Racial Discrimination Differs from Anti-LGBT Discrimination

By Megan Clayton • March 8, 2016, 2:39 pm As Missouri Senate Democrats’ filibuster to oppose discrimination approaches a full 24 hours, it’s easy to forgot just how simple this dangerous bill (SJR39) really is.
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California Proponents of Anti-Transgender Ballot Initiative Fail to Gather Signatures

By Adam Polaski • December 22, 2015, 10:00 am Last night in California, proponents of a dangerous ballot initiative that targeted transgender Californians failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for a statewide ballot vote.