Monday, April 5, 2010

Houston mayor issues order on LGBT non-discrimination

Any chance one or more municipalities in Venango County will propose and pass a comprehensive and inclusive non-discrimination ordinance soon? Only when people organize to make it happen.

from Gay Politics:

Houston Mayor Annise Parker, an out lesbian, has issued one of the most comprehensive executive orders on LGBT non-discrimination in the country, according to a report in the Dallas Voice.

“The purpose of this Executive Order is to prohibit discrimination and/or retaliation on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity at every level of municipal government, including hiring, contracting and/or access to City facilities and programs/activities,” the order states.

“I felt it important that our written policy reflect what has long been the practice of the city, which is we do not discriminate,” Parker told Dallas Voice.

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