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A video, via PROMO and Progress Missouri:

Attorney General Chris Koster (D): I’m Attorney General Chris Koster

Many Missourians are shocked to learn that an employer in our state can fire someone simply because of that person’s sexual orientation. I support the Missouri Non-discrimination Act to end this unfairness by extending the protections of our state’s Human Rights Act to all Missourians, regardless of sexual orientation.

Missourians should not have to fear being fired, evicted, or denied access to public service simply for being gay.

Currently the law prohibits discrimination based on race, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, or disability. The Missouri Non-discrimination Act would add a prohibition against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Many top corporations in our state have already adopted the non-discrimination policies, as well as cities and towns across Missouri. I added the same protection to the policy of the Attorney General’s office several years ago.

It’s time to change our state law and recognize this basic human right for all Missourians.

Definitely a sign that the 2016 bigot vote isn’t important to some people.

The act (in the House):

HB 615

Changes the laws regarding complaints filed with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights regarding discrimination based upon a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity

Sponsor: Webber, Stephen (046)

Co-Sponsor: Torpey, Noel (029) … et al.

Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2013

LR Number: 0977L.01I

Last Action: 02/15/2013 – Read Second Time (H)

Bill String: HB 615

Next Hearing: Hearing not scheduled

Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar