missourians for equality http://kbia.org en Fighting for LGBT job and housing rights in two different ways http://kbia.org/post/fighting-lgbt-job-and-housing-rights-two-different-ways <p>In November we told you about the debate in the Missouri legislature over including sexual orientation and gender identity in the Human Rights act. It would offer protection to make sure LGBT aren’t discriminated for housing and employment discrimination. There are two groups trying to achieve the same goal in two different ways. One organization is trying to get the state legislature to change policy, while another wants to leave the decision to voters on the ballot in 2014. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:18:49 +0000 Alexandra Olgin 31790 at http://kbia.org Fighting for LGBT job and housing rights in two different ways 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 Missourians for Equality pushing for discrimination petition http://kbia.org/post/missourians-equality-pushing-discrimination-petition <p>A Missouri group may start circulating petitions for a ballot measure aimed at making it illegal to discriminate against gays and lesbians in the state.</p><p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:00:28 +0000 Associated Press 24459 at http://kbia.org Missourians for Equality pushing for discrimination petition