The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC), Pennsylvania’s leading agency that investigates and enforces Pennsylvania’s employment discrimination laws, has voted to accept complaints of discrimination from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals.  Specifically, the PHRC has stated it will interpret complaints alleging workplace discrimination against LGBT individuals to fall under state law prohibiting discrimination on

Since everyone knows that the country of Malta (“Where’s that, Jake?”) is in the vanguard on human rights, and is more enlightened and progressive than, say, an old-fashioned, traditional country such as the US, which usually lags behind, it should therefore come as no surprise that Malta just outlawed discrimination against transgender individuals, on grounds

On June 16th we issued an “Alert!” when Reuters reported that “President Barack Obama will sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.”

It has finally been announced that the President will sign such an order today as tweeted by Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser

A new YouGov/Huffington Post survey on employment discrimination against homosexuals has some interesting statistics.  The most startling is that by a 62% to 14% margin, the American public believes that it is currently illegal to fire an employee for being gay or lesbian.  Other results are below, without comment.

Wanna see the results broken down

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GRAND FORKS, North Dakota — even Grand Forks! – is considering a bill to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.  If it passes, Grand Forks would be the first city in North Dakota to do so.

One City Council member said that “Fargo, Grafton and Mandan are waiting to see the

A Charlotte-based private security company was just sued by the EEOC in a Title VII class action lawsuit for sexual harassment of male employees based upon their gender.  The employees, security officers, were allegedly harassed by a captain and lieutenant who made offensive comments to them, solicited nude pictures from them, asked them to undress in

A proposed ordinance in Helena, Montana which would prohibit sexual orientation discrimination is being opposed by those who cite a recent EEOC decision which held that under Title VII discrimination against a transgendered individual is a form of sex discrimination. They argue that the proposed ordinance is unnecessary because this EEOC decision could be applied

Thanks for this blog entry goes to Cathy Brennan, Esq., whose blog, Gender Identity Watch is a valuable resource.  We quote her blog:

 "Grand Island City Council rejected Ordinance 9407 to protect people from being denied employment, housing, or public accommodation because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The ordinance would have defined “gender identity” as “the

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