LGBT anti-discrimination laws still stalling in Missouri

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Jefferson City, Mo. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon used his final State of the State address to implore lawmakers to bar discrimination against LGBT people, but leaders in the Republican-dominated Legislature say that’s unlikely to happen before Nixon leaves office.

It appears more likely that lawmakers will strengthen Missouri’s religious objections laws, which protect people’s right to act in accordance with their religious beliefs, even if that means discriminating against non-protected groups such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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Leesburg passes law making sexual orientation and gender identity protected classes

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LEESBURG, Fla. – Leesburg City Commissioners passed a law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity along with race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age and sex.

The law, which passed by a vote of 3-2, is the first in Lake County and will prevent discrimination in the workplace and will make it illegal for a business to refuse service just because a customer is gay.

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