Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:44

Three attempts to ban LGBTQ discrimination in Missouri

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Are you ready for a new battle to protect LGBT people? In Missouri, three bills have been introduced to ensure a minimum level of protection for our community.

  • 1- Democratic State Representative Greg Razer, who is openly gay, has introduced a bill entitled the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act.

"LGBT people deserve the same protections that everybody else has," Razer said.

Razer told the Kansas City Star that he thinks his bill could be passed this year.

  • 2- Republican Rep. Tom Hannegan, also openly gay, is sponsoring a similar version of Razer's bill.
  • 3- Republican Rep. Mike Stephens introduced a third bill. We don't support it because it doesn't include protections based on gender identity, unlike the other two.

In Missouri, you may be fired, denied housing or kicked out of a restaurant if you are LGBT or even for being perceived as LGBT.

Missouri counties and cities have orders prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It's time to have a non-discrimination law at the state level, don't you think?