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Politics
5:14 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Nixon calls for protections for gay workers

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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.

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Politics
5:37 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Kirksville considers new anti-discrimination ordinance

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

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Education
2:54 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Truman State adds to non-discrimination policy

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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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Politics
1:00 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Columbia Housing Authority aims to eliminate discrimination with policy change

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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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Politics
8:19 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Springfield council tables ordinance changes

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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.

Education
5:44 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Truman State to consider adding sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy

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

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Politics
9:14 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Mo. legislation aims to limit sexual orientation discussion in public schools

The Missouri House is looking at a bill that limits discussion of sexual orientation in schools.
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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.

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