sexual orientation http://kbia.org en Nixon calls for protections for gay workers http://kbia.org/post/nixon-calls-protections-gay-workers <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri </span>Gov<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">. Jay Nixon is asking the state's Republican-led Legislature to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation.</span></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:14:15 +0000 Associated Press 47010 at http://kbia.org Nixon calls for protections for gay workers Kirksville considers new anti-discrimination ordinance http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-considers-new-anti-discrimination-ordinance <p>The Kirksville City Council is considering a new anti-discrimination ordinance that would include sexual orientation. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:37:11 +0000 Andrew Nichols 36160 at http://kbia.org Truman State adds to non-discrimination policy http://kbia.org/post/truman-state-adds-non-discrimination-policy <p>The Truman State Board of Governors voted to add sexual orientation to their non-discrimination policy on Saturday. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:54:09 +0000 Maoling Xiong 25430 at http://kbia.org Truman State adds to non-discrimination policy Columbia Housing Authority aims to eliminate discrimination with policy change http://kbia.org/post/columbia-housing-authority-aims-eliminate-discrimination-policy-change <p>The Columbia Housing Authority’s policy will be updated to better comply with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s definition of family. The CHA will define family as any individual or group living together.</p><p>This definition aims to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and marital status.&nbsp; Phil Steinhaus, CEO of the Columbia Housing Authority, said the CHA has already based it’s program on the inclusive definition and the text change is just a formality.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 19:00:53 +0000 Jake Lasofsky 23999 at http://kbia.org Columbia Housing Authority aims to eliminate discrimination with policy change Springfield council tables ordinance changes http://kbia.org/post/springfield-council-tables-ordinance-changes <p>The Springfield City Council voted to table a proposal to expand the city's nondiscrimination ordinance.</p><p>The city is considering prohibiting discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The council was considering Monday night whether to vote on the issue or put it to a public vote.</p><p>Instead, the council voted 7-2 to postpone action on the ordinance.</p><p>The city will instead appoint a task force to work toward a compromise on an issue that has created passionate debate for weeks.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:19:26 +0000 Associated Press 20148 at http://kbia.org Springfield council tables ordinance changes Truman State to consider adding sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy http://kbia.org/post/truman-state-consider-adding-sexual-orientation-non-discrimination-policy <p>Truman State University&rsquo;s non-discrimination policy might be changed to include sexual orientation. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:44:59 +0000 Marie Mandelberg 16175 at http://kbia.org Truman State to consider adding sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy Mo. legislation aims to limit sexual orientation discussion in public schools http://kbia.org/post/mo-legislation-aims-limit-sexual-orientation-discussion-public-schools <p>Republican leaders in the Missouri House are backing legislation that would limit the discussion of people&#39;s sexual orientation in public schools. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:14:13 +0000 Associated Press 12851 at http://kbia.org Mo. legislation aims to limit sexual orientation discussion in public schools