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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is asking the state's Republican-led Legislature to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation.

But the measure's chances of passing are unclear. Some Republicans expressed caution Wednesday and criticized Nixon for championing the proposal while ignoring other policy initiatives.

Current state law prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex and disability.

Kirksville considers new anti-discrimination ordinance

Jun 27, 2013

The Kirksville City Council is considering a new anti-discrimination ordinance that would include sexual orientation.

Truman State adds to non-discrimination policy

Dec 4, 2012
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The Truman State Board of Governors voted to add sexual orientation to their non-discrimination policy on Saturday.

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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.

This definition aims to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and marital status.  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.

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The Springfield City Council voted to table a proposal to expand the city's nondiscrimination ordinance.

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.

Instead, the council voted 7-2 to postpone action on the ordinance.

The city will instead appoint a task force to work toward a compromise on an issue that has created passionate debate for weeks.

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Truman State University’s non-discrimination policy might be changed to include sexual orientation.

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Republican leaders in the Missouri House are backing legislation that would limit the discussion of people's sexual orientation in public schools.