Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2017-09-20
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Emanuel reaffirms North Carolina travel ban
by Matt Simonette
2017-04-13

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced, on April 13, that he would introduce a resolution reaffirming the city's previous ban on non-essential travel to North Carolina for employees on city business. The resolution will be introduced at the April 19 City Council meeting.

"As a welcoming city for all, we are clear on our values of tolerance and inclusion, and we won't stand by idly when discriminatory policies threaten the rights of any single group or community," said Emanuel in a statement. "Until North Carolina acknowledges the rights of the LGBTQ community and treats all individuals fairly, the City of Chicago will be taking our business elsewhere, and we encourage others to do the same."

Emanuel announced an executive order banning travel to North Carolina in March, 2016. That state recently rescinded HB 2, the initial bill that, among other components, banned transgender residents and visitors from using public accommodations of the gender with they identified. But its replacement law was regarded by rights-advocates as equally oppressive, as it forbade municipalities from implanting their own anti-discrimination ordinances.

Mona Noriega, chair and commissioner of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, said the April 13 action "demonstrates that Chicago remains committed to protecting all groups from discrimination. We have made so much progress toward improving inclusion of LGBTQ individuals in recent years, and this action makes clear that Chicago stands up for the rights of all individuals and against discrimination in any form."

"Today's commitment by Mayor Emanuel shows that Chicago will not tolerate discrimination," added 44th Ward Alderman and LGBT Caucus chair, Tom Tunney. "While it's unfortunate that discriminatory practices are being upheld by the State of North Carolina, the City Council stands with people regardless of sexuality or gender identity, and is steadfastly committed to ensuring Chicago remains a haven for all people."

A similar ban was approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners in April, 2016.


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Gov. Rauner Meets with Leaders of LGBTQ and Allied Organizations 2017-09-26 - CHICAGO—LGBTQ and allied groups met with Gov. Bruce Rauner Tuesday morning to discuss challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Illinoisans ...


Gay News

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin protects LGBTI human rights in foreign policy 2017-09-26 - WASHINGTON, D.C. — As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin successfully fought to include an amendment to the ...


Gay News

Moment of silence, fundraiser planned for sister city affected by earthquake 2017-09-26 - Chicago Sister Cities International and Casa Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico will commemorate the one-week anniversary of the devastating Mexico City earthquake with a ...


Gay News

Attorney Gen. Madigan files brief with Supreme Court defending voting rights 2017-09-26 - Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today joined a coalition of 13 Attorneys General in filing a new amicus brief with the U.S. ...


Gay News

Chicago's theater community comes together to fight racism, other bias 2017-09-25 - The Chicago theater community came together to fight racism in a special event co-produced by Black Ensemble Theater and Steppenwolf Theatre Company Sept. ...


Gay News

Housing-rights activists protest Cappleman's office 2017-09-25 - Several dozen advocates for the homeless gathered Sept. 25 at the Uptown offices of 46th Ward Ald. James Cappleman. The protesters ...


Gay News

HRC Condemns Expanded Muslim Ban 2017-09-25 - WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) reacted to Donald Trump's xenophobic actions extending his Muslim travel ban issued ...


Gay News

F U Hate fundraiser for LGBTQ, immigrant Children's Rights Oct. 1 2017-09-23 - CHICAGO ( September 22, 2017 ) — Links Taproom — an All-American craft beer and sausage focused neighborhood bar located at 1559 N ...


Gay News

DeVos reverses Obama-era guidelines to schools on sexual assault 2017-09-22 - On Sept. 22, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rescinded the Obama-era Title IX guidance to schools on dealing with sexual assault on campus. ...


Gay News

GLAD, NCLR react to transgender military ban, anti-transgender judicial nominee 2017-09-20 - ( WASHINGTON, D.C., September 20, 2017 )—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders ( ...


 



Copyright © 2017 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.