Lesbian/Gay Law Notes – 2015 – Issue 10 – November

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Houston Voters Reject Equal Rights Ordinance

More than sixty-percent of those casting ballots in Houston on November 3 voted to reject the Houston Equal Right Ordinance, which had been passed by the City Council but never went into effect pending the vote. Although only about 28% of registered voters...

Civil Rights through Administrative Action: Can It Be Effective?

When legislatures refuse to act on proposals to protect LGBT people from discrimination, can civil rights agencies and executive officials extend such protection on their own by embracing broad interpretations of existing laws banning sex discrimination? Some recent...