On May 3, 2011 we wrote that Nevada passed a law banning discrimination against transgender individuals, and on November 18, 2011 we wrote that Massachusetts banned such discrimination. And as recently as March 27, 2012, we noted that even South Bend, Indiana banned discrimination against lesbians and gays because, the mayor noted, it was good for business.
And now even Anchorage, Alaska is debating (bitterly, by the way) its Proposition 5 ballot initiative which is up for a vote this week which would ban discrimination based upon sexual orientation and transgender identity. According to the the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 16 states, 134 cities and counties, and the District of Columbia have discrimination laws for private entities that include protections for transgender individuals.
Read more: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – Anchorage equal rights measure fuels passionate debate