Columbia, MO adds gender identity to city nondiscrimination ordinance

Last night, the Columbia City Council unanimously passed legislation to include gender identity in the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance protecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Under the leadership of Mayor Bob McDavid and… Continue Reading

Missouri’s gender pay gap widens

How disappointing. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s Personal Finance blog reports that new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the gender wage gap widening in Missouri. The average full-time female Missouri worker makes only 75¢ for each dollar earned by… Continue Reading

Editorial: Missouri law says children have right to life — it’s time to make it so

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch had an excellent editorial recently. Echoing Shark-Fu’s previous ProgressWomen post, the editorial board called on abortion-restriction-happy Missouri legislators to pay at least as much attention to protecting infants and young children: “Should it be the public… Continue Reading