Anti-Discrimination Laws

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you probably know that the question of whether federal law prohibits employment discrimination against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity remains open, which the Supreme Court may (or may not) resolve this year. While the EEOC  continues to move forward in processing

There’s something about the prospect of the passage of laws forbidding employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation that strikes such fear in opponents that they revert to hoary old anti-gay slurs, and fearful defensiveness.

In Idaho, where the Republican Party officially endorsed reversing recently passed local laws banning anti-gay discrimination, the chairman of

The city of Helena, Montana may be next to join the “national trend” in passing laws to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from employment discrimination.  Already, Bozeman and Missoula have such laws.

Interestingly, what also may be included in the proposed law is non-discrimination based upon “familial status,” which, according to Helena City

The Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Washington published an article today about the wave of laws being passed countrywide, and especially in neighboring Utah (!), which ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and titled it ”Some Employers Push To Expand Rights – Idaho Interested In Whether Lack Of Protective Policy Will Affect Recruitment.”

It seems

The Santiago Times has reported that after a legislative battle that lasted seven years, the President of Chile signed the country’s first antidiscrimination law. “It took the brutal death of Daniel Zamudio, a young homosexual man who was tortured and killed in March, for the antidiscrimination debate to be resumed and the bill to be