More and more states are allowing flexibility to people on how they are identified on official government documents, a key issue for transgender advocates.
The Municipal Equality Index rates 506 cities on 49 different metrics.
It’s morally imperative that Jeff Bezos throw out these three bids and instead set his sights on a city that will be a home to everyone—one that truly values inclusivity and diversity.
From the Tenth Amendment to the First, civil rights to states rights, a lot is at stake for state and local governments.
A total of 30 states have seen more than 130 pieces of anti-LGBTQ legislation introduced in 2017, but 24 million people live in cities with more inclusive policies.
Conference and convention planners say there is a powerful stigma associated with state travel bans, even if they only officially apply to state employees.
IBM on Monday said it would send top executives to persuade state lawmakers to drop their cause.
Lesbian couples in Indiana and Arkansas that have used artificial insemination say they should be treated like heterosexual couples on birth certificates, with both the biological mother and her spouse listed as parents.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: San Diego City Council gets strong-mayor civics lesson; LePage vetoes tiny liquor-bottle bill; and West Virginia’s underutilized state fleet.
Whether they pull it off will depend on how Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick responds to the House’s decision to let local nondiscrimination ordinances stand.
Supporters say it backs religious freedom, and critics say it allows agencies to turn away parents based on religion or sexual orientation.
Lawmakers in Texas, Kentucky, and Virginia are the latest to propose legislation that replicates North Carolina’s controversial law—despite the risk of backlash.
An attempt to roll back the state’s controversial “bathroom bill” collapsed amid recriminations on Wednesday.
Charlotte voted Monday morning to repeal an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance, reportedly the first part of a deal to erase the state’s controversial “bathroom bill.”
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Minneapolis may defect from regional group; Barrow, Alaska, is no more; and a Sacramento-area park “ruined.”
Non-discrimination policies appear to increase productivity, especially for firms that rely on human capital.
When tribes don’t allow gay couples to marry their chosen partners, they invite negative perceptions about their unique legal status.
Decisions in dueling lawsuits suggest the religious exemption law will be hard to overturn in the courts.
Bridgegate opening statements and what Christie knew; Philly City Hall’s new resident survey; legal settlements in Columbus.
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