Commission agrees to hear LGBTQ discrimination complaints

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The state Human Rights Commission on Friday agreed to apply a historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling to state law, clearing the way for the agency to protect the LGBTQ community from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

The agency decided Friday that it will start taking complaints of sexual discrimination against the LGBTQ community following a Supreme Court ruling that found that federal civil rights law protected someone from being fired because of their sexual orientation.

The commission sent out an email to lawmakers Friday afternoon . . .

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