Town where Matthew Shepard was murdered passes LGBT protections

  • metta

    Posts: 38621

    May 15, 2015 2:22 AM GMT
    Town where Matthew Shepard was murdered passes LGBT protections

    "Seventeen years after college student Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered, the Wyoming town that inspired a national conversation about the treatment of LGBT Americans has approved a law to help protect its gay citizens.

    The ordinance passed Wednesday evening by the Laramie City Council bars employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. It also protects the college town’s LGBT residents from being discriminated against when trying to gain housing or use public facilities"
  • roadbikeRob

    Posts: 14061

    May 18, 2015 11:37 PM GMT
    SxyDrkHair saidGreat news! -

    Are we in the 21st century or stuck in the early 1900s? I always thought U.S. already has LGBT protection law? I guess not in some towns?
    Twenty-eight states still have no laws on their books protecting gay and lesbian citizens from discrimination. There is increasing pressure in Michigan to upgrade its civil rights protections to include gay and lesbian citizens. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder supports the measure but one house of the Michigan legislature refuses to do anything and the measure ends up dying in committee.