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Without Teeth, Are Nondiscrimination Laws Effective?
City ordinance aims to protect LGBTQ Austinites, but the punishment for violators is mild
"...Passing ordinances gradually over time, Austin has maintained local nondiscrimination protections..."

May 27, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Senators Hold Meeting to Reaffirm Anti-LGBT Discrimination
State Affairs Committee hearing used as anti-LGBT soapbox
"...examine “religious liberty protections” and the relationship between local ordinances and state and federal law...."

Feb. 17, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...filed HB 577, which would prohibit "Fair Chance" hiring ordinances for former inmates, such as Austin's, enacted last year...."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

News Ticker: September 6
All the news that's fit to blog
"...Campbell's mini-rant about yesterday's passage of the San Antonio nondiscrimination ordinance. You can say "you go" when your favorite..."

Sept. 6, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Has the Lege Truly Moved Past LGBTQIA Bigotry?
Slow progress toward equality and respect may continue
"...R-Beaumont, intervened to make sure legislation to overturn city ordinances on labor rights – such as Austin's paid sick..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Feature by Lilli Hime

The History of the LGBTQ Movement in Austin
From Stonewall to today, how Pride has progressed in our city
"...decided that we wanted to go for getting additional ordinances, like housing, public accommodations," she explained. According to Zumbrun,..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Rare Wins for Workers' Rights at the Texas Lege
Cities win against local preemption bills
"...bills that withered after being amended to protect local nondiscrimination ordinances, despite the backing of Abbott, Patrick, business leaders,..."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Qmmunity: A Landmark Hearing, but LGBTQ Voices Still Needed at the Capitol
Plus Guerrilla Queer Bar's Spring Fling and more qweeah events
"...regulate private companies' employment policies and, in effect, local nondiscrimination ordinances protecting LGBTQ employees. A reworked version of the..."

May 10, 2019 Column by Beth Sullivan

Local Businesses Stand Up for Sick Leave
Committee hears bills that would prevent Austin from regulating certain employment practices
"...from regulating certain employment practices, including "fair chance" hiring ordinances that level the playing field for those with a..."

May 10, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The House's LGBTQ Caucus Makes History
The good, the bad, and the religious exemptions
"...Patrick, also fought to strip Texas cities of their nondiscrimination ordinances via local preemption bills filed by Sen. Brandon..."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

LGBTQ Forces Prevail at Capitol – For Now
One religious liberty bill dies; another moves forward
"...rights – have been amended to definitively exempt local nondiscrimination ordinances that protect LGBTQ Texans. But, Smoot warns, "Until..."

May 17, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Still No Vote on the Bathroom Bill "Compromise"
After five hours of public testimony, HB 2899 sits in limbo
"...original bathroom bill, the Texas Privacy Act, would override nondiscrimination ordinances and force trans and gender nonconforming folks into..."

April 20, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Austin City Council Proclaims Oct. 26 Intersex Awareness Day
Activist Alicia Roth Weigel discusses intersex rights, says I eXYst
" from torture and ill-treatment, and to equality and nondiscrimination."..."

Oct. 18, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Alicia Roth Weigel

Religious Refusal Bill Prepped to Grant Texans License to Discriminate
"Sincerely held" nonsense at the Senate
" well as legislation that would gut Texas cities' nondiscrimination ordinances protecting LGBTQ residents – including SB 15, the..."

March 29, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Qmmunity: Less Space, More Hate
Plus events to queer tech and fundraiser for QueerBomb's 10th anniversary
"...if passed, its power would also strip away municipalities' nondiscrimination ordinances that protect queer and trans folks from employment..."

April 5, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Upcoming Legislative Session
Lawmakers set to tackle immigration, education, legalization, transportation, and more
"...control that could revoke or nullify current and future nondiscrimination ordinances...."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Top 10 Hits of the 86th Texas Legislature
What antics did those state senators and representatives get up to this year?
"...Caucus in the Lege helped thwart attacks on local nondiscrimination ordinances and stood up against stupid Chick-fil-A-themed wingnut antics...."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Point Austin: On the Road to Sine Die
Almost adjourned, the Legislature's toll is still incomplete
"...the suite of anti-worker rights bills to exempt local nondiscrimination ordinances were opposed by Lite Guv Dan Patrick and..."

May 24, 2019 News Column by Michael King

"...the guise of "sincerely held" religious beliefs and overturn nondiscrimination ordinances in cities...."

April 26, 2019 News Feature

Boycotting Texas’ Bigotry
"...a bill (SB 23) to roll back all local nondiscrimination ordinances, including those in Austin. For more, see "National..."

July 21, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

National Law Group Ditches Texas Over Lege’s Anti-LGBTQ Hate
American Assoc. of Law Libraries bans TX because of discrimination
"...a bill (SB 23) to roll back all local nondiscrimination ordinances, including those in Austin...."

July 14, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Texas Bathroom Bill Battle Officially Begins
Sen. Kolkhorst has filed the Texas Privacy Act
"...If passed, SB 6 will overwrite local nondiscrimination ordinances in cities like Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio...."

Jan. 5, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Human Rights Commission Takes on Trump
Commission signs a resolution reaffirming city's commitment to "inclusion, equity, and freedom for all"
"...anti-LGBTQ Senate Bill 92, which would roll back local nondiscrimination ordinances. The resolution points to 10 reported hate incidents..."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

LGBTQ Rights: Hate Defeated
Fallout from the 84th Texas legislative session
"...transgender people from using gender-appropriate restrooms, and undermine local nondiscrimination ordinances. A crop of bills also specifically targeted same-sex..."

June 5, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin’s Queer Residents Address Needs at City Forum
LGBTQ Commission received feedback to forecast funding
"...Local ordinances were also a topic of conversation. One speaker detailed..."

March 8, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Lilli Hime

Lege Lines: Elsewhere Under the Dome
Rounding up the news left on the chamber floors
" March. Though the bill always intended to remove nondiscrimination laws from city ordinances, it has recently evolved into..."

April 21, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

2019's Big Stories Shaping Austin's Path Into a New Decade
Never a slow news day
"...sadly, blocked by the courts), fair-chance hiring, and LGBTQ nondiscrimination. But the relief at having survived this session's Austin-bashing..."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Anti-LGBTQ Bills Advancing in the Texas Lege
A call to queer Austinites: Your voice is needed at the Capitol
"...SB 2485, 2486, 2487, which discreetly target local nondiscimination ordinances that currently protect LGBTQ workers in cities like ours..."

April 24, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Uber, Lyft Return to Austin Monday
Gov. Abbott expected to sign rideshare bill
"...would be better than an erratic series of local ordinances. Yet this is more broadly seen as an attack..."

May 25, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Elsewhere Under the Dome
The 85th Lege rolls on
"...100 inches closer to passing (and therefore overriding local ordinances), the TNCs are playing the amendment game. Last week,..."

April 28, 2017 News Feature by News Staff

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