As of right now if you do not live in the cities: Kansas City and University City, you can be fired from your place of employment, refused service, considered unhirable, refused housing, and can be kicked out of public places for being perceived as a member of the LGBTQIA community. This must be put to an end, tolerance needs to be upheld, as well as differences allowed to be maintained and celebrated by asserting that discrimination of any kind will not occur in this state.
The Missouri Non-Discrimination Act (MONA) has been pushed to the bottom of the pile for long enough. We have come together to say we are ready as a state to support the same basic rights: to pursue life, happiness, and freedom of choice. We see no reason that someone should be fired, unable to be hired, refused housing, or unable to use a public space based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. We ask that you add sexual orientation and gender identity to the MONA right now to ensure that anyone who is perceived as a member of the LGBTQIA community will not have to endure one more day of intolerance, injustice, and feelings of insecurity by living in the wrong city. If Kansas City and University City have it on their law books as city ordinances then we can look at those cities who have paved the way in order to model our state's legislature to reflect a positive and safe atmosphere for all to live.