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As of January 28, 2015 at least 225 cities and counties prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of gender identity in employment ordinances that governed all public and private employers in those jurisdictions. This list does not include those cities and counties that prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity for city and county employees — such policies do not affect private employers in those jurisdictions.


  • Pass a non discrimination ordinance similar to the one in Utah. LGBT would have protections under employers and housing but religious organizations and charities would be exempt and there is no public accommodation
  • Prohibit conversion therapy for minors similar to 47 cities and 14 states
  • Pass an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on pregnancy


Texas Tribune – Comparing Nondiscrimination Protections in Texas Cities

Texas Standard Radio – After 3 Years With San Antonio’s LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinance, What’s Changed?

Dallas News – In Dallas suburbs, protections for LGBT residents are a patchwork

Gallup – Americans Greatly Overestimate Percent Gay, Lesbian in U.S.

NCSL – State Public Accommodation Laws

NCSL – State Religious Freedom Restoration Acts

Center for American Progress – A State by State Examination of Nondiscrimination Laws and Policies

Fortune – After an epic compromise, Utah will be the 19th state to ban LGBT workplace discrimination

Advocate – Fayetteville, Arkansas Voters Approve LGBT Protections

Washington Post – Why the NFL moved the Super Bowl from Arizona in 1990

Daily Kos – Not the first time Arizona faces a national boycott

Huffington Post – Arizona Boycott Cost State $140 Million Over Immigration Law, Study Finds

Huffington Post – Cleveland Passes Trans-Friendly Bathroom Law Ahead Of GOP Convention

CNN – Stevie Wonder says he’ll boycott ‘stand your ground’ states

Think Progress – The Growing Backlash Against Indiana’s New LGBT Discrimination Law

Think Progress – IBM Blasts North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Public Accommodations Law

Think Progress – Utah Bill Would Ban LGBT Discrimination, With Some Big Exceptions

Think Progress – NAACP Ends 15-Year Boycott Of South Carolina After Confederate Flag Is Removed

Thin Progress – The ACC is pulling championships out of North Carolina over anti LGBTQ law

Denver Post – Ritter signs controversial anti-discrimination bill

Conn. governor signs transgender protections into law

Iowa Civil Rights Commission – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Human Rights Protections in Minnesota

New Mexico – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Documentation of Discrimination

Al Jazeera – Transition at 12: Growing up transgender in Texas

Suicide Attempts among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults

Washington Post – The state of gay rights around the world

San Antonio Improves on its Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index Score

Lewisburg council approves additions to nondiscrimination ordinance

Truth Out – Transphobic “Bathroom Bills”: Public Hoopla Over Private Parts

Mesquite passes nondiscrimination ordinance

The Williams Institute – Employment Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Texas

Media Matters – Laura Ingraham Suggests People Wear Diapers Rather Than Share Bathrooms With Transgender People

The Desert Sun – Palm Springs passes transgender bathroom law

Chicago Tribune – New YMCA guidelines support transgender bathroom, locker room access

NCAA championship host cities must submit non-discrimination details by Aug. 12

20 Orange County Republican Leaders sign anti-discrimination resolution

Charlotte Observer – Citing HB2, American Physical Society moves 2018 meeting from Charlotte

Bozeman Daily Chronicle – Montana Supreme Court upholds Bozeman’s non-discrimination ordinance

Scottsdale Independent – Scottsdale City Council candidates detail LGBT equality position

City of Manhattan, Kansas Non Discrimination Ordinance

New York Times – Utah Passes Anti discrimination Bill Backed by Mormon Leaders

Time – What Indiana Could Learn From Utah About Gay Tolerance

Washington Post – Utah — yes, Utah — passes landmark LGBT rights bill

Desert News – Utah, Indiana religious freedom laws not alike

Desert News – Utah businesses trying to understand state’s new anti-discrimination, religious rights law

Salt Lake Tribune – How Utah’s nondiscrimination law is different from Indiana, Arkansas

Democracy Now – As Anti-LGBT Laws Sweep U.S., How Did GOP-Led Utah Pass a Landmark Nondiscrimination Bill?

Human Rights Campaign – A Night to Celebrate in Utah

ACLU – Why Utah Is No Utopia for LGBT Equality Despite Progress

Juneau (Alaska) passes equal rights ordinance

Texas Observers – El Paso County Challenges GOP Leaders’ Anti-Trans Rhetoric

USA Today – NCAA to move 7 championships from North Carolina due to HB2 law

News Week – North Carolina Judge: “I Don’t Understand” Why the Bathroom Bill Exists

WUNC – Third Republican Comes Out Against North Carolina ‘Bathroom Bill’

Wheeling City Council Passes LGBT Ordinance

At UVA, Governor Signs Non-Discrimination Order for State Contractors

MIC – New Mexico becomes 7th state to ban conversion therapy

The Atlantic – The End of Gay Conversion Therapy

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