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MONA Passes Out of Senate Committee!

The Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) is making strides in the Missouri Legislature. MONA would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Missouri’s Human Rights Statute, which currently prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations for other protected categories, including race, sex, and national origin.

The Progress & Development Committee, led by Senator Joseph Keaveny, voted to pass MONA, SB 653, out of the committee February 3rd. This is a step in the long process of completely passing MONA. Previously in 2013, the Senate has voted once in favor of passing the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act out of the full Senate Chamber.

We are thrilled that the Progress & Development Committee have helped MONA move forward in the Senate. Without MONA, thousands of Missourians are at risk of losing their jobs and not being able to provide for their families simply because they are gay or transgender. We thank the committee members for their vote and their support.

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Equality Day 2015

PROMO’s annual Equality Day at the Capitol in Jefferson City is Tuesday, February 17.

This year we want you to stand alongside your fellow activists to tell the Missouri Legislature “Show Me Fairness!” Every Missouri citizen should have the right to earn a living and contribute to their community without the fear of being discriminated against because of who they are. Treating others like you want to be treated is good for business, good for communities, and good for Missouri.

Please join us at the Capitol to share your stories and urge your elected officials to pass legislation that protects the LGBT community from employment, housing, and public accommodation discrimination and safeguards youth from the damaging effects of bullying. This is a unique opportunity to help us change hearts and help ensure Missouri is a fair and respectful place for all Missourians to live, work, and raise their families.

We feel that 2015 has the potential to #ShowMeFairness and we want to do it with you!

Transportation will be provided from Kansas City.

Meeting at 7:15 leaving at 7:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: The Uptown Theater parking lot. Located directly north of the Uptown on the NW corner of Broadway and Valentine.

 

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