alexandra olgin http://kbia.org en Battle continues over LGBT protection in Missouri's Human Rights Act http://kbia.org/post/battle-continues-over-lgbt-protection-missouris-human-rights-act <p>The current human rights act in Missouri says, to discriminate against any person because of “race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, or familial status” is illegal, but it doesn’t cover gender identity and sexual orientation. It’s not just in Missouri, right now 29 states have no protections for sexual orientation and 34 have no discrimination protections for transgender individuals.</p><p>Aaron Malin is the co-founder of Missourians for Equality, an organization that is attempting to take the issue of employment and housing discrimination of LGBT members to a ballot in 2014. The proposal would be an amendment to the current legal definition of discrimination in Missouri. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:54:52 +0000 Alexandra Olgin 25103 at http://kbia.org Battle continues over LGBT protection in Missouri's Human Rights Act State Representative Pushes for MoDOT to Complete Highway Project http://kbia.org/post/state-representative-pushes-modot-complete-highway-project-2 <p>A state representative is pushing the Missouri Department of Transportation to complete what he says is an unfinished project. A new stretch of US Highway 63 opening near Kirksville Wednesday includes a two-way stop.</p><p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:12:46 +0000 2407 at http://kbia.org