Tag: Jefferson City

Missouri’s LGBT Lobby Day on Feb. 20

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — PROMO, a statewide LGBTQ rights organization in Missouri, is hosting a lobby day for the community on Tuesday, Feb. 20. From the Facebook event: Please join us for Missouri’s LGBT lobby day, known as PROMO’s annual Equality Day. This marks the 20th year that the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) has been…

PROMO calls for gender identity inclusion for HB 2253

JEFFERSON CITY — PROMO, Missouri’s statewide LGBTQ rights organization, has called for gender identity to be added to a nondiscrimination bill. PROMO said in a statement that HB 2253, filed by State Rep. Mike Stephens this past week does not include gender identity, unlike other versions of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act that have been submitted in the…

Conversion therapy ban submitted in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY — For the first time, a bill to ban conversion therapy in Missouri has been filed with the state assembly. PROMO, the state LGBTQ rights group, said that the Youth Mental Health Preservation Act, known as HB 2141, was filed by State Rep. Tracy McCreery. The bill states that “state licensed professionals cannot engage in any…

Missourians to rally against SJR 39 this Thursday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — PROMO, Missouri’s gay rights organization, announced today that they are taking part in a rally to oppose SJR 39, a proposed amendment to the Missouri constitution that would allow religious organizations and private businesses that provide wedding services to discriminate against gay couples. Think of it as Indiana’s RFRA on steroids.…