LGBTQ Discrimination Discussed In Senate
Missouri does not have a law banning discrimination against LGBT individuals in the workplace or for housing purposes. A state Senate committee is reviewing whether to ban Missouri businesses from refusing someone housing, a loan, use of a public bathroom, or firing a worker due to that person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Ray McCarty, with a business group called Associated Industries of Missouri, says his members are opposed to the bill that would expand Missouri’s Non-Discrimination Act…
Teresa Nichols, a Missouri citizen who supports the bill, says she’s grown increasingly alarmed about the well-being and safety of her friends and family due to Missouri bills and laws that she says will hurt people. The Senate committee has not yet voted on the proposal.