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Fairness for West Virginia

Because the WV State Legislature fails to act, cities and towns across West Virginia have taken action to protect their LGBTQ residents who are vulnerable to unfair discrimination at work, in housing, and in public accommodations. To date, six cities and towns have passed LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Fairness is hiring! Join our team!

This is a really exciting time for Fairness! Not only are advocates, allies, supporters and experts convening this Saturday in Morgantown for our annual Conference & Reception, but Fairness West Virginia Institute has also secured the necessary support to hire a full-time Field Organizer to help us win more ground in our fight for equality

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Calling all Sponsors!

Fairness West Virginia Institute cordially invites sponsors for its 2015 “Rise to Fairness” Conference & Reception to be held for the first time ever in Morgantown on Saturday, October 24th. This page lists all the detailed information on sponsorship levels, benefits, and advertising terms for the sponsor opportunities that we’re offering at our highly anticipated annual event. Contact Fairness

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Martinsburg City Council Unanimously Votes to Draft Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Proposed LGBT Discrimination Ordinance Causes Controversy in Martinsburg By LIZ MCCORMICK, WV Public Broadcasting   Martinsburg citizens wait in line to petition for or against the LGBT discrimination ordinance. CREDIT LIZ MCCORMICK / WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING The Martinsburg City Council is considering an ordinance that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender

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Love Wins at the US Supreme Court for All 50 States!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2015 Contact: Carling McManus, 617-240-7311   FAIRNESS WV STATEMENT ON VICTORY FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN ALL 50 STATES   CHARLESTON, W.VA. – The United States Supreme Court ruled today that all discriminatory marriage bans across the United States are unconstitutional. Same-sex couples are now able to marry in all fifty states and

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Andrew Schneider on MetroNews Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval

Fairness West Virginia’s Executive Director, Andrew Schneider, discusses the pending US Supreme Court decision on marriage equality with MetroNews Talkline host Hoppy Kercheval. Listen to the interview here: LISTEN: The US Supreme Court is slated to announce their decision on Friday, June 26th or Monday, June 29th. Follow Fairness WV on Twitter @FairnessWV for the breaking

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Kin Ship Goods X Fairness HOME T-Shirt Available NOW!

The 2015 Fairness T-shirt is available just in time for Pride! We are excited to announce our partnership with Kin Ship Goods – a Charleston-based shop that screen prints each of these super soft t-shirts by hand! Here’s the best part: With each shirt you buy, 50% of the proceeds goes directly to Fairness and

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“Decision Makers” on Reforming WV Hate Crimes Law

After the hate-based violence against two gay men in Huntington earlier this Spring, Fairness Executive Director Andrew Schneider talks with Bray Carey of the State Journal’s “Decision Makers” about the critical need for hate crimes reform in West Virginia. Fairness West Virginia and the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia are partnering to promote

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Accepting Applications for Operations Manager Position

Position Announcement: Operations Manager Fairness West Virginia Institute (FWVI) is seeking a full time Operations Manager who is responsible for office operations, facilities management, support of finance, executive and outreach support, and volunteer recruitment. Responsibilities Office Management Manage office operations involving mail, calendaring, supplies, copying and filing to provide seamless support to the Executive Director

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Official Statement on Steward Butler Alleged Assault

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Contact: Carling McManus, Fairness WV Media & Communications, 617-240-7311 Huntington, W.Va. – Andrew Schneider, Fairness West Virginia Executive Director, issued the following statement today regarding the alleged assault of two gay men in Huntington: “As the facts emerge out of Huntington on the alleged assault of two gay men

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