MLive.com: “The Bay County Board of Commissioners approved changes to the county’s personnel policy on Tuesday, April 15, protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender county workers from employment discrimination. The 5-2 vote in favor of the changes means the policy changes take immediate effect.”
Coloradoan: “Colorado Democrats launched an election-year showdown over abortion rights, then delayed their own proposal Tuesday to avoid a public defeat. The Senate was scheduled to debate a bill to guarantee that state or local policies won’t interfere with reproductive decisions such as abortion and contraception. Sponsored by Democrats, the proposal was pitched by backers as a safeguard against future attempts to chip away at reproductive rights.” | Text of the bill is here.
Associated Press: “Dozens of advocacy groups from across the country have weighed in as the New Hampshire Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the constitutionality of a business tax credit program that benefits students at religious schools. . . . Tax credit supporters such as the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and the Alliance Defending Freedom see the ruling as an attack on religious freedom. Associations representing school administrators, teachers and school boards say the law diverts funds from public schools.”